#Americart2019, a Documentary Film Project, to be in Wichita this Friday
WICHITA, Kan. (Aug. 20, 2019) — Visit Wichita is inviting the Wichita community to CityArts for a community art project and discussion from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, as a part of the AmericART2019 Meet-Up.
Wichitans of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in a collaborative art project and conversations about creativity and community. Filmmakers will be interviewing participants and local art community leaders at the event, hoping to get a feel for what art means to Wichita.
“Many visitors are surprised by the variety and quality of Wichita’s incredible arts scene,” said Susie Santo, president and CEO of Visit Wichita. “From the iconic Keeper of the Plains to the many murals across the city to the largest mural in the world painted by a single artist, Wichita's art scene is strong.”
Americart2019 is a documentary film project seeking to make art more accessible for everyone, by giving a voice to everyday Americans whose opinions about art are often overlooked. Their cross-country road trip is stopping in 10 cities between their home base in NYC and Sonoma, CA.
“We’re ready for Americart to experience the arts all across the country, and especially, the vibrant scene here in Wichita,” said Santo.
Footage and artwork from the #Americart2019 road trip will be used for a documentary film and a six-episode series for streaming platforms, to be released in mid-2020.