A group of indigenous youth, "Indigenous Youth for Cultural Survival" from Flagstaff, AZ visited us at the Beach Flats mural. They are here to connect with native youth from Santa Cruz, and are participating in an event to collect items for a support caravan going to Black Mesa Reservation. If you would like to support, … Continue reading Indigenous Youth for Cultural Survival visit the Mural
Almost two months in the making, vivid illustrations of local history and culture splash the new Beach Flats community mural. The collaborative community project, directed by artist Irene O'Connell and made possible by the multitude of children and families who have come out to paint, creates space and visibility for local cultures and identities that … Continue reading Celebrando el Mural
With the hot weather today, our artists crew is painting away after sunset, focusing in on the calendario tongiht. Con el calor de hoy, los artistas están pintando despues del atardecer, enfocándose en el calendario.
Join us in celebrating the progress of the Beach Flats Mural. Here is a sneak peek at all the work that has gone into giving life to the mural. The following is the link to the event this Saturday, September 17 12-5pm https://www.facebook.com/events/339954886342999/ https://youtu.be/kUzInU0tYfg Acompáñennos a celebrar el progreso del mural de Beach Flats. … Continue reading Mural progress
On the weekend of August 13th and 14th, the artist crew set out to begin the drawing on the wall. First, a scale drawing was created with the scale one inch:one foot. Then, the grid was recreated on the wall using chalkline. We then used a brown acrylic wash to begin sketching out the design! … Continue reading Stage One: Gridding & Drawing
On Saturday, July 30th, Beach Flats children and their families gathered around the wall to prepare themselves and the wall for the mural process to begin. After sharing some food and some laughs, community members of all ages gave the wall a good scrub down! El Sábado, 30 de julio, familias de la comunidad de la playa … Continue reading Mural Initiation: Washing the Wall!
Come enjoy food and friends at a kick-off event as artists begin sketching out a grid on the wall at Beach Flats Park. We will also be collecting donations for the mural, such as *washed yogurt/tupperware cups (ideal with lids) *cut-up cotton t-shirts that can be used as rags *buckets for water *dropcloths or tarps *sidewalk … Continue reading Mural Kick-Off Party!
Mural Progress Updates
This weekend the Beach Flats Neighborhood was invited to share stories and memories of the previous mural that once covered the walls pictured here at the Beach Flats Park. The original mural shared a history of Latino culture, it was white-washed over a year ago. The process for the new mural continues. The community was … Continue reading Community Stories Event