California Ave District Welcomes Four New Temporary Murals
A new series of four site-specific murals by California-based artists, commissioned for the construction safety barriers at 250 Sherman Ave, got installed in August 2022. Artists Alice Lee, Deborah Aschheim, Eva Struble, and Judy Lew Loose draw their inspiration from the unique character of Palo Alto’s California Avenue District, its diverse community, rich history, and iconic landmarks that make this neighborhood distinct. The murals, that together equal to over 900 linear feet of art, will remain on display through Summer 2023. Join the Public Art Program for a free public tour of the murals and meet the artists on August 25 and September 8 from 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Explore Uplift Local Temporary Murals across Palo Alto
The Temporary Murals Program with site-specific murals are sprinkled throughout the Palo Alto business districts. Eight selected local artists/artist teams have created digital, original designs with the purpose of supporting emotional and economic well-being. The designs are printed on a recyclable aluminum material and are temporary installed in different locations on the University and California Avenues. The University Avenue area murals are created by t.w.five, Robin Apple, Lauren Berger, and Katherine Liu, while the California Avenue district Jorge Camacho, Damon Belanger, Liz Hickock, and Carrie Lederer.
Viewers will be able to navigate from one mural site to the next with the help of an interactive tour map. Art labels at each location will incorporate QR codes offering more information about each artist and their artwork. Pictures tagged with @publicartpa will be highlighted in the Public Art Program’s social media.
Based on success of the pilot and identification of new host locations, the Public Art Program hopes to expand this project. This program is part of the Uplift Local
Greg Brown Scavenger Hunt
Find all the site-specific murals created by artist Greg Brown! Download the Scavenger Hunt(PDF, 3MB) or access the full map with locations and prompts on Mapme.
Public pictures posted on Instagram will be re-posted on our social media. Make sure to tag @publicartpa and @cityofpaloalto and use the following hashtags: #gregbrownmurals #upliftlocal #cpapublicart
The Greg Brown Scavenger Hunt event is part of the Council-supported Uplift Local initiative.