El Paseo South Gate announced today a unique partnership with Kelsey Montague, the inspiring and internationally known street muralist behind the #WHATLIFTSYOU wings social media movement. Montague has taken her art all over the world painting murals in Australia, Switzerland, Costa Rica, and Argentina. Along with multiple art installations in cities across the U.S., El Paseo South Gate is proud to share Montague’s extraordinary talent with South Gate’s Hispanic students and community.
As part of Montague’s visit to South Gate, the artist will be creating three murals including her famous #WHATLIFTSYOU Wings and a colorful Monarch Butterfly Tree. Montague will also be spending one-on-one time with students from South Gate’s Visual and Performing Arts High School.
In addition to a visit by Montague to the local high school, students will also be traveling to the El Paseo South Gate site to observe the artist in-progress.
What: Artist Kelsey Montague Brings Art to South Gate Community
Where: El Paseo South Gate 8634 Garfield Ave.
South Gate, CA 90280
Media Availability + Full Activity Schedule:
Fri., Feb 9
Sat., Feb 10 Sun., Feb 11
Mon., Feb 12 Visuals:
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Monarch Tree Mural Painting
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – South Gate Visual and Performing Arts High School Student Visit
Montague at Mural Site
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Monarch Tree Mural Painting 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Birds Mural Painting
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Montague Visits Arts Students at South Gate Visual and Performing Arts High School
Media interested in still images, a time-lapse and broadcast quality video, should contact Nadia Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on El Paseo South Gate, please visit www.elpaseosouthgate.com and follow them on Instagram at @elpaseosouthgate or on Facebook at El Paseo South Gate.
To learn more about artist Kelsey Montague, follow her on Instagram at @kelseymontagueart or visit her website at www.kelseymontague.com
Operations Director: Kelsey Montague Art
About the artist
KELSEY MONTAGUE is an international street artist who believes that art should not be separated from the human experience, but that the human experience should have a hand in creating art itself. Kelsey has painted large-scale, interactive street murals in six countries on three continents. Each piece has provided an opportunity for thousands of people to become living works of art. Participants are invited to step into the artwork, explore what inspires them and post pictures on social media. Kelsey’s art has been featured by Taylor Swift, Vanessa Hudgens, Carly Rae Jepsen, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Mashable and MTV.