July 2, 2022

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The Accomplished Art Purveyors

Concerts, murals, exhibits, kids activities

TAUNTON — Downtown Art Jam is established to return to Downtown Taunton.

Final calendar year, Downtown Artwork Jam, or Artwork Jam Taunton, was a two-working day function held in August. This time all-around, in an effort to keep away from the summer season warmth, the second yearly Downtown Artwork Jam is a a single-working day affair established for Saturday, Could 21, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Eileen Kelleher, system director for the Downtown Taunton Foundation, states the party was sparked with the suggestion of an art stroll and community occasion to encourage artwork in Taunton. Final year’s inaugural celebration, a reduced-finances to start with hard work, was a huge hit with about 500 site visitors, who coated the streets and sidewalks with vibrant chalk art that included a bit of cheer to the downtown place for a couple of months.

This year the prepare is more chalk art, additional artwork demonstrations and displays, two long lasting artwork installations. Also, food items, beer, audio, vendors… and far more art.   

A finished mural from the first Art Jam Taunton in August of 2021. This year, Art Jam Taunton 2022 is set for May 21.

How Artwork Jam came about

“It form of morphed into what we are now calling Art Jam,” stated Kelleher, on the lookout back on the start of what Taunton residents can appear forward to as an yearly party.  

“Ryan Jones, who’s the artist and the owner in excess of at Authentic Art Studios, he arrived up with the title, because he imagined it form of reflected the blend of different artwork that we ended up welcoming to the event. Some new music, hands on art. You know, this year we’re integrating a minimal bit of accomplishing arts with Applause Academy. And they’re arranging on becoming even more concerned upcoming yr.