On Thursday, August 6th, we celebrated the launch of our website at Level Small Plates Lounge in downtown Annapolis at 6pm. Urban Walls Founder, Roberta Pardo welcomed friends and family to the upstairs bar of Level with delicious food and wine. Guests scrolled through the new website designed by Peppermill Projects and celebrated the collaboration of art and culture coming to Annapolis.
Through murals and workshops, Urban Walls Brazil creates an exchange between cultures and opens the market between the United States and Brazil. Five Brazilian Street Artists will be visiting Annapolis this September through October and will participate in a beautification project of the Annapolis Design District. Three local artists will join them in painting murals on the exterior of five businesses in the Design District: Hartcorn Studios, Peppermill Projects, In Home Stone, Gallery 3976 and Kitchen Encounters.
Though the Brazilian artists were not in attendance at the Launch Party, their work was displayed in the most unique and beautiful way. Roberta's dress for the night was custom-made by the incredible fashion designer, Carol Arbex. The pattern was comprised of artwork from all of the Urban Walls Brazil artists. Roberta looked simply stunning as a human canvas!
"I am so humbled," said Roberta. "Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the launch of Urban Walls and to all that made this possible. Urban Walls has unlimited potential and I am extremely excited to see what the future has in store with our projects in both Brazil and Annapolis."
Roberta Pardo with the Peppermill Projects team
Roberta Pardo with MTPA President, Jeff Voigt
Guests received a selection of notecards with Urban Walls artwork
Photography by Alison Harbaugh, Sugar Farm Productions