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All Ages Invited To Participate As Back Alley Mural Festival Returns For Third Year On November 4th & 5th

It’s time again to step outside the box and enjoy an outdoor celebration of color and creation in Tequesta. Stop by the 3rd Back Alley Mural Festival, a collaborative, community event held at Gallery Square North in Tequesta, on November 4 and 5, 2017. Julie Silk Beaumont of the Village Art Studios and the LighthouseArtCenter welcome 20 local artists who will create large-scale murals on a 200-foot long outdoor wall in the alley behind Gallery Square North.  Visitors can enjoy watching the acrylic paintings come alive. Children are invited to bring their creativity and join the fun at the end of the alley at the Kid’s Tent! And it’s all free!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last year.     (561) 746-3101






Saturday, November 4

9 am – 5 pm


Sunday, November 5

Noon – 3 pm






]Marta Llorens, winner second place in 2015




The Back Alley Mural Festival is a collaborative, community event held at Gallery Square North in Tequesta, on November 4 and 5, 2017. The festival runs from 9:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday and from 12 noon to 3:00pm on Sunday. Presented by the Lighthouse ArtCenter, the festival is a celebration of the power of art in public places. The murals create conversation, foster new friendships, provide artistic inspiration, and fuel a growing sense of community in the small Village of Tequesta.


Jennifer Chaparro, winner second place in 2016, Photo by Craig Houdeshell




Julie Silk Beaumont, muralist and owner of Village Art Studios says, “I saw the potential of creating a local, neighborhood art-centered outdoor painting event especially for our year-round residents or ‘sunbirds’, so we intentionally scheduled the event before the arrival of the busy ‘snowbird’ season.”


Julie Allen, 2016, Photo by Craig Houdeshell


There are still have a few spots available for artists to paint at the festival. Artists can go online to our website and download the application. Paints are provided, bring your own brushes and ladders. Art must be family-friendly.

Sponsored by the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the Village Art Studios. Sponsors still needed, for more information, contact Jennifer Chaparro, Communications Director at the Lighthouse ArtCenter, (561) 748-8737.


Back Alley Mural Festival Saturday, 2016. Photo by Craig Houdeshell




The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit or call (561) 746-3101.



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