- Interactive Murals: Contribute to the production of a collaborative mural!
- Professional Mural Productions: Watch the pros paint!
- Concrete Barricade Murals: Open call to artists (High school & middle school students only)
We will have various professional artists from around Jacksonville that will design coloring-book style murals on the walls that we set up around Kona Skatepark. There will be at least 12 different murals around the park for guests to paint!
One of the biggest things we wanted to improve on from our past events, was the reduction of messiness! This year we will be using blotter markers with WASHABLE paint!
We will have a special section for our little painters, the Toddler Zone! Our festivals are for all ages, always!
There will also be a couple of walls for guests who are a little bit more advanced, and those walls will have regular paint and brushes so that you can have a real mural painting experience! These walls will be accompanied by the artists that designed the murals, and you will have a chance to interact with them and maybe even paint with them!
PROFESSIONAL MURAL PRODUCTIONS
One of the goals of this event is to bring together artists from around the city to promote unity, enable networking and meaningful connections, provide opportunities for career advancement, and to show the community how incredible our art community really is!
Kona Skate Park has hosted some of the most incredible events in the history of skateboarding. For this event, Kona will be hosting various skateboarding contests, a skateboarding clinic, and demonstrations that will feature some of Jacksonville's most experienced skaters. We believe that skateboarding is truly an art form and an incredible creative outlet for young children to develop their personal identities. Needless to say, we are very excited to be teaming up with such a special place in our city.
- Skateboarding Clinic: Learn how to skate!
- Skateboarding Contests: Win some cool prizes, and money!
- Skateboarding Demonstrations: Watch the pros!
Kona Skatepark is well known for their amazing summer camps as well as the skateboarding lessons they provide! During Color Me Kona there will be skilled local skateboarders volunteering their time to teach first timers, and help beginners progress to the next level! Skateboards, helmets, and pads will be provided. The skateboarding clinic is free!
Throughout the day there will be various different skateboarding contests in which all are welcome to compete. There will be separate divisions based on age and skill level. Winners will receive some awesome, hand made trophies as well as some other amazing prizes!
Watch as some of Jacksonville's most talented skaters show off their skills. There will be a couple of different demos throughout the day, and we might even be joined by some professional skaters from around the state, and the country!
Theres nothing more experiential than performance, and we have some special ones lined up! We will be joined by some of Jacksonville's best musicians, dancers, poets, and even a magician!
Each of the vendors that set up at Color Me Kona are asked to provide some sort of craft or interactive activity for guests! It works out great for everyone, because the vendors get more engagement and the guests get something fun to do, and learn! We will also have separate workshops during the day where guests will be able to make their own terrariums, tie-dye and customize their own shirts, and much more!
- Art Installations: Artists from around the city will be creating art installations, displaying sculptures, producing creative photo opportunities, and more!
- Interactive Experiences: There will be various creative activities and projects for everyone to interact with and participate in!
- Play Zone: A special area for big time play time!