The West Side Stories Art Festival was hosted by FGIII Fine Art Productions and Color Me Empowered. Professional artists mentored and collaborated with Color Me Empowered students in a live painting collaborative art workshop and installation. Each artist/CME student was provided a 20”x20” canvas and their choice of art supplies and worked together to create a professional work of art. Each team had 4 hours to collaborate, draft, and execute their piece. Once all the paintings were completed, they were hung on Color Me Empowered's entrance wall as a temporary, large-scale (9”x9”) installation.
Participating artists include: Andrea North Lamarsaude Ken Womack Frankie Garcia III Kristen Elizabeth Rice Jackson Ross von Rosenberg Anastasia Kierst Shia Johnson Iris Candelaria Krystle Smith Tony Slowmo Beats Margo Miller Emilie Lamarsaude Yessina Avalos Tania Ceja Monica Rodriguez Christian Tranquino Leah Salinas. Dance performances provided by Jennifer Bout'It Gonzales. Videography sponsored by Mark Anthony Garcia. The West Side Stories Art Festival was officially sponsored by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.