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Vanka Murals Table Talks — September & October

Tuesday, September 21st @ 6:30PM (Zoom Webinar)


Melissa Butler: Educator, learning design consultant

Becky Gaugler: Director of Education and Interpretation, Vanka Murals

Michelle King: Learning Instigator. Love Activist. Beloved-Community Architect. local troublemaker

Join a panel of educators as we discuss current and future plans for Education Programs at the Vanka Murals. Learn how we foster space for connections, encourage close and deep looking, and inspire participants to think about meanings of justice in the Murals and for themselves. Educators on the panel have worked with a variety of audiences to prototype and explore possibilities for all ages to engage with the Murals.

You are invited to listen, but also participate in the virtual conversation and guided activities as much as you feel comfortable.

Admission is free. Registration is required.

Educational outreach programming is made possible in part through the generosity of the Grable Foundation.

Wednesday, October 6th @ 6:30PM — (Zoom Webinar)

Panelists: Eva Bracamontes (Mexico) & Sasha Reisin (Argentina)

Host: Dr. Caitlin Bruce, Assistant Professor of Communications, University of Pittsburgh

This talk shares Eva Bracamontes’ and Sasha Primo’s global street art experiences. Traveling and painting in cities and communities, they find themselves working with symbolism from ancient cosmologies, rituals, traditions, and legends. The artists will also discuss the process of participatory muralism and how their styles are mixed in collaborative mural projects, and how they imagine their role in politica, economic, and social contexts. This will speak to larger trends in global street art.

Admission is free. Registration required.

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People power: Volunteer with us

Tour of the murals

Our mission to Save Maxo Vanka and share his incredible work relies on the time and talent of many. We’d love for you to join us.

Questions, thoughts?

Volunteer opportunities



Do you have a passion for the murals? Are you interested in helping to ensure their future? Please consider becoming a member of the Vanka Murals Board of Directors. Learn more to get involved, especially if you have experience with arts education, merchandising, legal work, community engagement.

Tour Docent

Ready to share your love of the murals with others? Want to learn more about Maxo Vanka, the inspiration behind his work and their connection to our world today? Join our team and our training will share everything you need to know.

Tour Greeter

Help us make every visit to the Murals one to remember and ensure that we connect with new and returning audiences. Become a Tour Greeter and serve as an ambassador to the public.

Event Planning

Love events? So do we. And we’d love your help with all aspects of our two annual fundraisers

  • Applaud the Light!
  • Cocktails & Conservation

If you’re interested in event sponsorships, promotional partnerships and other ways to support our work, we’d love to hear from you.

Awareness/Audience Building

Join our social media squad or share you love of the murals with your talents, including photography, video, authored pieces, and more.

Expert Assistance

Love the murals? We’d love to meet you. Share your skills:

  • Curatorial training
  • Video production
  • Research/Archivist/Historian
  • Merchandising
  • Strategic/Business Planning
  • Arts Education
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