Photos: Paint it, bright, at Northampton Public Arts Festival

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  • Ella Lester, center, 12, of Northampton and mural artist Ratchi, right, of Dripped On Productions in Brooklyn, work on adjacent sides of a 6-by-8-foot cuboid at the Northampton Public Arts Festival on Saturday. Ratchi was one of eight guest artists at the weekend event, each of whom took on two sides of four large cuboids stationed in the plaza behind Thornes Market. Ella and several others on her side of the structure were taking part in the noontime mural workshop for kids. STAFF PHOTO / KEVIN GUTTING

  • Haley McDevitt of Northampton works on her mural at the Northampton Public Arts Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2019, the first day of the weekend event held in the plaza behind Thornes Market. —STAFF PHOTO / KEVIN GUTTING

  • Haley McDevitt of Northampton stands back for a moment to get a broader perspective while working on her 6- by 8-foot mural at the Northampton Public Arts Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2019, the first day of the weekend event held in the plaza behind Thornes Market. —STAFF PHOTO / KEVIN GUTTING

  • A mural painting workshop for kids drew a big response at the Northampton Public Arts Festival held behind Thornes Market on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Taking part in the first of three 45-minute sessions are, from left, Honor Zigmond, 9, of Williamsburg, William Phillips, 5, of West Springfield, Noe Ronco, 5, of Northampton, Zadie Dole, 7, of Florence, Ella Lester, 12, of Northampton and Charlie Hamelin, 4, of Easthampton. —STAFF PHOTO / KEVIN GUTTING

Published: 5/14/2019 1:39:34 PM

The 2019 Northampton Public Arts Festival over the weekend featured live mural painting on five 6- by 8-foot cuboids that dominated the plaza behind Thornes Market. On Saturday, with local DJs spinning vinyl, the eight locally and nationally recognized street artists and muralist began work on four of the cubes and the fifth cube was open to community members to paint in a series of 45-minute mural workshops.




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