The City of San Leandro Celebrates Three New Art Murals
Dedication Ceremony is set for Tuesday, February 28th
San Leandro, CA: Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter and the San Leandro City Council invite the community to a dedication ceremony and celebration of the City’s Mural Art Project on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. at 21st Amendment Brewery located at 2010 Williams Street. The City of San Leandro partnered with art consultant Athen B. Gallery to curate and install vibrant and relevant artwork on three highly impactful locations across the city. The event will feature a discussion with the artists, light refreshments, and a dedication ceremony at 6:00 P.M. Members of the public are invited to attend this exciting event. RSVP here - Event Page
This project will invigorate three visually significant locations across San Leandro. Highly accomplished and esteemed mural artists Pastel, Kelly Ording, Troy Lovegates and Cannon Dill are installing original artwork at 1605 Abram Court, 14995 Farnsworth Avenue, and 1800 Merced Street, respectively A fourth mural is planned at the Downtown San Leandro BART station building following a public selection process.
“These remarkable murals are indicative of a transformation that is taking place in San Leandro,” said San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter. “The murals embrace the City’s industrial heritage and celebrate our culturally rich community.”
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Born from the City’s Next Generation Workplace Study in 2013, the Mural Art Project continues
ongoing efforts by the City to energize and beautify San Leandro’s industrial area. It also
follows the installation of the interactive “Chime Way” in Joaquin Plaza, the ongoing application
of art on dozens of utility boxes, the arrival of “Truth is Beauty” at the San Leandro Tech
Campus, and the 2014 installation of the Rigo 23 mural “The Great Migration of the Monarch
Butterfly” on San Leandro Boulevard.
“San Leandro is emerging as a public art destination in the East Bay,” said Athen B Gallery
director Sorell Raino-Tsui, who also consults on the City’s utility box art project. “It’s
encouraging to see that he City has taken such a strong lead in providing opportunities for artists
to bring life to passive surfaces throughout the city, and hopefully inspiring more art to follow.”
For more information, contact Katie Bowman, Economic Development Manager, by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (510) 577-3327.
ABOUT SAN LEANDRO
One of the most diverse cities in the nation located at the center of the dynamic San Francisco
Bay Area, San Leandro is a safe, vibrant community of 89,000 residents with well-maintained
neighborhoods, excellent public libraries, twenty-one public parks, quality local schools, and a
wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The western border of the city
consists of over eight miles of pristine shoreline and amenities on San Francisco Bay while a
regional park and nature areas fall on the eastern border. San Leandro businesses enjoy multiple
advantages including close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland,
two major freeways, two BART stations, and access to a large and well-educated workforce.
Through a public-private partnership known as Lit San Leandro (www.LitSanLeandro.com), a
fiber optic network encircles San Leandro’s industrial and commercial core offering businesses
virtually unlimited internet connectivity.
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Date: February 21, 2017 Economic Development Manager