FARGO — It's no secret that downtown Fargo is covered in art. Local artists are given the opportunity to show their work on everything from buildings to electrical boxes and even train cars. But one wall is getting a makeover, thanks to the work of several professionals and the Downtown Community Partnership.

"Basically what we are trying to do is get art in the community as much as possible for people to participate in," says Nick Heartling, event coordinator and artist for the 2019 Can Jam. "People don't have the opportunity to (create art) publicly, and especially for free, so we are trying to provide that to the city of Fargo."

Partnering with the Downtown Community Partnership, Heartling, whose artist name is Shun One, has helped coordinate artists from all over the country to give the alley between First and Second Avenues North and Fourth and Fifth Streets, behind The Forum building a bit of a face lift — as well as provide entertainment for the community. Seven local bands will take the stage during this family-friendly event, and the community is invited and encouraged to check out the ever-changing, legal-graffiti wall, before it's too late.

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"It's a forever changing wall and everyone is allowed to paint back there," he says. "I guess we are making people more aware that it's there and they have this privilege."

Can Jam will run Friday and Saturday as part of the Downtown Street Fair. For updates and more information on the event, including sponsors and samples of artist work, visit the Can Jam Facebook page or follow the event on Instagram @canjamfargo. To view the progression of the new art on the wall, a live-stream of Can Jam will be shown on inforum.com.

If you go:

What: Can Jam 2019

Where: The alley between First and Second avenues north and Fourth and Fifth streets, behind The Forum building.

When: 11 a.m., Friday, July 19 through 7 p.m., Saturday, July 20

Info: This event features live mural painting from several professional graffiti artists, live music by local bands and an open wall for the community to paint on. There is no cost to attend this event.