Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: July 3-5, 2015

 

Local middle school students join high school artists to bring their artistic murals to life with Big Bear Lake Arts and The Big Bear Lake Artwalk Festival

 

The students drafted unique art concepts for mural designs that will be placed outside the donated portable panels to use as a muse for their exhibit.

 

 

Big Bear Lake, California, June 5, 2015 - To show support for the local arts, and their 1000 Art Lessons for Kids project, Big Bear Lake Arts has invited the students of Big Bear Middle School to join local high school student artists in a collaboration to display a one-of-a-kind art project at the number one Art Festival in the San Bernardino Mountains, The Big Bear Lake Artwalk Festival (BBLAF), presented by The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley (ACBBV) from July 3-5, 2015.


The students, led by Big Bear Lake’s own Art is for Everyone Artists Jennifer Gail, local creative designer/painter, Big Bear Lake Arts Artist, Dessiree Swain, along with BBLAF board members, drafted unique art concepts for mural designs that will be placed outside the donated portable panels to use as a muse for their exhibit.


"About the community art project….,” said Festival Director Tim Breunig. “I love having a partnership like this where it is a win-win for the students, the sponsors and the Festival patrons!"


Big Bear Middle School students from Ms. Tokunaga's class are busy working on a mural of sorts that will send a message.  Students and volunteers have picked up over 200 sleds and various other large pieces of trash from the local forest and it is piled up in the classroom. “The intent is to use this trash to create some type of public art to appeal to visitors and locals alike to please leave the forests clean for all who enjoy them” states Ms. Tokunaga, Big Bear Middle School Teacher. “The Big Bear Lake Arts Council has gotten involved and will be helping facilitate the design and construction of the art project with the students.” The class mural/sculpture project will be on exhibit as part the Mural Exhibit at the Festival, July 3-5, 2015.


Festival patrons will have a chance to become part of the murals on display, by posing for a fun and unique photo opportunity with the art. The high school artists have designed their murals so participants look like they are part of the scene becoming “A Part of the Art” and can post their interactive “super selfies” on social media with #BBLArtFest.


The BBLAF weekend is a celebration of visual and performance art in the beautiful setting of Big Bear Lake Village, on the south shore of Big Bear Lake, and gives patrons a rare and special opportunity to meet with local artists, art enthusiasts and tourists from across the nation. This is the first year for the collaboration between the High School, Middle School and the BBLAF.

This free event is located at the Bartlett Events Center, 630 Bartlett Rd., Big Bear Lake, CA.

 

For more information visit www.bigbearlakearts.org.  

 

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 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Tim Breunig

Email: contact@bigbearlakearts

Phone: 909-680-8153

 

Arts Council of Big Bear Valley

Big Bear Lake, California

Web: http://bigbearlakearts.org

 

 

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Local middle school students join high school artists to bring their artistic murals to life with Big Bear Lake Arts and The Big Bear Lake Artwalk Festival 

To show support for the local arts, and their 1000 Art Lessons for Kids project, Big Bear Lake Arts has invited the students of Big Bear Middle School to join local high school student artists in a collaboration to display a one-of-a-kind art project at the number one Art Festival in the San Bernardino Mountains, The Big Bear Lake Artwalk Festival (BBLAF), presented by The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley (ACBBV) from July 3-5, 2015. The students drafted unique art concepts for mural designs that will be placed outside the donated portable panels to use as a muse for their exhibit. Big Bear Middle School students from Ms. Tokunaga's class are busy working on a mural of sorts that will send a message.  Students and volunteers have picked up over 200 sleds and various other large pieces of trash from the local forest and it is piled up in the classroom. “The intent is to use this trash to create some type of public art to appeal to visitors and locals alike to please leave the forests clean for all who enjoy them” states Ms. Tokunaga, Big Bear Middle School Teacher. This free event is located at the Bartlett Events Center, 630 Bartlett Rd., Big Bear Lake, CA. For more information visit www.bigbearlakearts.org.  

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: Big Bear Lake Artwal Festival

Event Date: July 3-5, 2015

Event Location: Bartlett Events Center, 630 Bartlett Rd., Big Bear Lake, CA

Admission: Free

Web: http://bigbearlakearts.org

Contact: Tim Breunig, contact@bigbearlakearts, 909-680-8153

Description: To show support for the local arts, and their 1000 Art Lessons for Kids project, Big Bear Lake Arts has invited the students of Big Bear Middle School to join in a collaboration to display a one-of-a-kind art project at the number one Art Festival in the San Bernardino Mountains, The Big Bear Lake Artwalk Festival.

 


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