Illuminated Manuscripts is a collaborative mural installation between Mari Shibuya and Leo Shallat. The mural will be painted live over the four days of the festival. The concept behind Illuminated Manuscripts was to give the prompt of “how does language create your reality?” to poets, writers, and MC’s in our community. We then paint their portrait (Mari) and inscribe their response in Calligraphy (Leo) illuminating their figure and bringing life to their words. The mural area acts as a sanctuary for festival goers to take a pause from the action and view the creation of live art.