Creative Alliance debuts ‘People’s Mural’ Saturday at Myrtle Banks _lowres

Photo provided by CANO -- Murals painted by community members will be displayed at the Myrtle Banks building through September.

It doesn’t always take an artist to create art. Sometimes it just takes a community, like the one that created the murals for the newest exhibition from the Creative Alliance of New Orleans.

The show, called “The People’s Mural,” consists of multiple, large-scale artworks painted by hundreds of community members. It is the first of a three-part presentation by CANO to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

An opening celebration will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the third floor Creative space at the Myrtle Banks Building in Central City, 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans.

After the show, the exhibit will remain on display 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through the end of September. The murals will be donated to community facilities after it closes.

CANO will follow up “The People’s Mural” with two other openings in August. “The Spirit of the People of St. Bernard: Portraits and Videos” will open at a reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at the River House at Crevasse 22, 8122 Saro Lane, St. Bernard.

And, the 9th Ward Improv Opera again perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at St. Maurice Church, 605 St. Maurice Ave.