This year, Ian Bode and Brian Pickens will team up for their fourth FestivALL project, and their second large-scale public artwork in downtown Charleston. This time around, they will be working with and on Sam’s Uptown Café at the corner of Capitol and Virginia Streets. They will be creating a vibrant and melodically and artistically loud design celebrating ARTS and Culture in the downtown area. When finished it will be 55’X25’ mural visible from Virginia and Hale streets. During FESTIVALL the public is welcome to come, watch, witness, and even participate in the creation of this community-focused work.
About Sam's Uptown Cafe:
Owned by Paul and Julie Greco, Sam’s Uptown Café has been calling 28 Capitol Street home for over 20 years. People have been coming through the doors time and time again for some of the best food, service, live music, private parties, BRUNCH, and fun for almost THREE decades! There’s no doubt as to why it is one of the city’s favorite landmarks! Sam’s proudly boasts as having one of the few fully staffed kitchen that is open until 2am seven days a week, 365 days a year in the city. It is the perfect spot for sports viewing, Happy Hour, business lunches, private parties, drinks, food, an amazing Sunday brunch, and ultimate FUN! Additionally, the inception of the All Kinds Are Welcome Here in WV movement was came to be at Sam’s Uptown Café. Everyone at Sam’s Uptown Café believes that to be part of a community you have to continue to give back and work to make the community a better place to live, work, and play.
Sponsored by Hoyer, Hoyer & Smith
Friday, June 15 at 1:30pm to 1:30pm
Sam's Uptown Cafe 28 Capitol St., Charleston, West Virginia