This weekend kicks off Chroma Zone! That’s right, Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) in partnership with the Minnesota-based nonprofit arts organization Forecast Public Art have aligned for their first mural festival, and Chroma Zone looks to be an ambitious first foot forward!

From September 7-14, the eight days of mural-based programming includes some of the world’s top mural artists, as well as a celebration of the culture’s contribution and commerce.

The artist list is impressive:

Cey Adams – Brooklyn, NY

Mariela Ajras – Buenos Aires, Brazil

Biafra, Inc. – St. Paul

Priscila De Carvalho – Queens, NY

Ewok – Santa Ana, CA

Fadlabi – Oslo, Norway

Eric J. Garcia – Minneapolis

Mr. Kiji – Brooklyn, NY

Martzia Thometz – Minneapolis

Chuck U – Minneapolis

Claudia Valentino + Daniela Biamchini – Minneapolis

Christina Vang + Teeko Yang + Oskar Ly – St. Paul

The scheduled programming has an impressive assortment offered as well:

9/7–14: Chroma Zone HQ & pop-up shop open at CoCreatz

9/7–8: Little Mekong Night Market

9/7–15: Chroma-Craft Beer Week

9/9: Artist Talk: Fadlabi

9/10: Night of Womxn. Womxn Makers Market… Chroma Zone Graphic Clash… Artists Panel: Chroma Zone’s womxn artists

9/11: From Graffiti to Muralism. Printmakers & Sign Painters Market… Chroma Zone Graphic Clash… Artist Talks: History of Twin Cities Graffiti with Ewok, and a Conversation with Cey Adams

9/12: Inside-Out Night in the Creative Enterprise Zone. Chroma Zone Artist Exhibit opening… CEZ Block Party… Chroma Zone Graphic Clash.

9/14: Guided mural tours by bus with expert guides from Forecast Public Art

9/14: Blocktoberfest, street party outside Dual Citizen Brewing Co., Raymond & Myrtle

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