Collaborative "Every Child Matters" Mural with April Doepker & SCYAP
Join artist April Doepker at SCYAP on September 25, 2021 for a Collaborative Mural! April will design and paint the central image, participants can then use orange paint markers to help fill in the background with drawings, words of hope, or any sentiments they wish. April is a Métis artist born in La Ronge in 1979 and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. From an early age April loved expressing herself through painting. She was drawn to the arts, gaining an appreciation and respect for street art and graffiti while studying fashion design in Montreal (1999-2001). There she first dabbled with graffiti and met some talented graffiti artists that were a big inspiration. She has almost 20 years of experience in stencil art, graffiti art, and using spray paint as her main medium. She also uses acrylic paints, water colours, ink, pastels and other mediums. Expressing her interest in trains and abstract dreamy landscapes, sometimes mixed with portraits. She is currently working on a series of portraits of Indigenous peoples of Canada made with spray paint and hand cut stencils. April works with SCYAP inc. and Pirate Signs, where she provides customers and clients with graphic design services, sign making and mural design. On occasion April teaches graffiti and stencil workshops to youth through SCYAP, with schools and other community centres in Saskatoon. Since 2010 April has been curating and helping artists showcase their work with an annual group Urban art and Graffiti art exhibit called “We Needi Graffiti”. April wants people to embrace urban street art and graffiti and appreciate it because if it is channelled respectfully it can be a positive force in our communities. She would love to see more communities create spaces where urban artists can express themselves legally and freely.
This event is free.
Nuit Blanche Saskatoon & SCYAP
Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming (SCYAP) Inc. is a charitable, non-profit organization that helps youth at risk through art, cultural and employment programming, and provides inclusive art drop-in programs, art workshops and employment readiness training. Nuit Blanche Saskatoon is a free, night-time arts festival that showcases and celebrates art and culture. This year's festival takes place on September 25, 2021 from 7pm-12am in the Broadway, Downtown, Riversdale and 33rd Street districts. Overtaking multiple venues and city streets throughout Saskatoon's core neighbourhoods, Nuit Blanche Saskatoon features projections, sculptural installations, performance, music, theatre, and other forms of contemporary art that wow festival-goers late into the evening. The festival gives attendees of all ages a chance to enjoy and engage with Saskatoon’s thriving arts scene. It offers the unique experience of exploring Saskatoon's public spaces late into the night in a safe and fun environment.
402 33rd Street West