Kings Beach mural project adds color to community

Special to the Sun
The North Tahoe Family Resource Center partnered with artists using grant money to give a Kings Beach mural a facelift.
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KINGS BEACH, Calif. — North Tahoe Family Resource Center partnered with three Kings Beach artists — Cruz Zamarron, Sara Smith an Cammie Anooshian — to provide the community an opportunity to renovate a painted mural.

The project was a collaboration between the artists, the NTFRC and a grant funded by the county.

The goal was to transform the current mural into a source of pride for both the individual participants and on the community level. This event was structured as a series of five, day-long painting workshops in which participants were guided through the transformation of the existing mural in Kings Beach.

This workshop series was designed to empower individuals to challenge themselves creatively, to inspire individuals to come together to work in concert with one another, and to support each others’ efforts for a common goal. The shared experience of creating the mural created a unique bond; it developed new relationships, strengthened existing relationships and gave individual participants insight into abilities they may not have realized they possessed.

At the end of the workshop, NTFRC hosted a community barbecue, inviting everyone to see the finished project and enjoy homemade food.

NTFRC encourages the community to stop by the finished project near Rainbow and Secline streets, by the Kings Beach Library.

The next steps are to continue with the renovation of the Kings Beach community garden, and perhaps work on artwork for the new Community House.

In September NTFRC will celebrate the grand opening of the Community House, with sign ups for those interested in participating in future community art workshops.

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