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The spraying sounds of paint cans will fill the air in East Greenwich, once again, and unique murals will cover the area known as â€śThe Lugeâ€ť this weekend.
The East Greenwich Housing Authority recently announced that its annual Great Graffiti Contest will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of London Street and Duke Street. The rain date will be Sunday, Aug. 4.
The Housing Authority will provide all of the tools for local artists to create their works along the walls of â€śThe Luge,â€ť such as paint, chalk, masks and gloves, while the only tasks for the participants is to be creative for the four-hour period.
All ages are welcome to take part in the event. The spray paint will be issued to participants ages 11 and over, while children under 11 years of age well receive chalk and finger paints.
A disk jockey will also be there playing music and there will also be both a lip synch contest and a dance contest as part of the festivities. The judging for the two contests will be done by participants, supporters and spectators.
Snacks and drinks will be provided to all in attendance. Pre-registration is recommended. For more information, contact Tracy Johnson at the East Greenwich Housing Authority at 885-2610, Ext. 13.