SAND CREEK festival, inc. PRESENTS
DIGGIN’ THE ARTZ
Saturday, August 15, 2020
10:00 am to Completion – Live Painting Composition
10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Newton Mural & Arts Project Tent
The honor of the 2020 Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival Mural Artist will be announced this spring. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for the announcement.
2019’s mural artist was Mark D. Pendergrass. He is a professional artist who has been painting for over thirty-seven years. He is co-creator of the popular “Music Machine” and “Bullfrogs and Butterflies” albums of the 1980’s. Mark has designed over twenty album covers since 1975, and has been awarded four Album Cover of the Year awards by the CBA. He has illustrated numerous books, designed logos, and produced works for just about every field of art. As an accomplished songwriter, Mark has written numerous songs for various recording artists, and has earned two Gold and Platinum albums, four Dove Awards and five Grammy Nominations.
His 2019 Sand Creek Summer Daze Mural is a post card from the late 1800’s. It was based on research Mark completed about Newton during that time period. The mural shows off Newton’s place in the era of cattle drives and cowboys, native buffalo and sunflowers, and the impact of the railroad on Newton.
2018’s artist was Brady Scott. Brady has created several well-known public art murals in Hutchinson, including the Hutchinson Women’s Center Lobby and the Boys and Girls Club Shadduck Park Playground. He has painted murals for the Kansas City Masterpiece Mural Festival, Tulsa Habit Mural Festival, Wichita’s Avenue Art Days & The Plaza Walls Mural Expo in Oklahoma City.
His 2018 mural represents the native Kansas Meadowlark which calls Sand Creek home.
Newton Mural & Arts Project & Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival Collaboration
The Newton Mural and Arts Project is teaming with the SCSD Festival to promote their mission of murals and outdoor art in Newton. The Newton Murals and Arts Project exists to develop and install murals and other outdoor art for the purpose of adding beauty and interest in Newton’s downtown business district and other locations in the city. It has established the Newton Murals and Arts Project Fund at the Central Kansas Community Foundation. The fund is a component fund of the foundation and contributions to it are tax deductible.
In partnership with the festival they will be displaying and selling smaller art compositions to raise money for projects planned through the Newton area. Stop by their tent at the Diggin’ the Artz area and see colorful art works for sale created by great local artists and help beautify Newton!