YUMA, Ariz. – The Yuma Art Center is anticipating the installation of a large-scale art mural on the building’s back, west-facing wall by renowned artist "MOMO" in February 2018. The announcement was made during the City Council’s regular meeting on Dec. 6, 2017, in a public forum.
MOMO specializes in creating art pieces in public spaces, using handmade tools to design and install murals. His art is featured in the Miami Dolphin’s stadium, will soon be on the new Facebook headquarters, and is installed in many cities throughout the world such as New York City and Sydney.
MOMO will be in Yuma working on this large-scale project during the month of February in 2018.
On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the Yuma Art Center’s Arts & Culture Program Manager Lindsay Benacka informed the Yuma City Council and public attendees of MOMO’s proposed art work and what it will look like once completed. City Council meetings can be viewed online at yuma.peg.tv.
The art mural proposal, shown in the photo below, has been approved by the City’s Design and Historic Review Commission. The artwork is to be privately funded by the McKivergan family, and the artist’s residency is also supported by the Historic Coronado Hotel.