THIS could be YOUR canvas

Redwood Community Action Agency release: 

The Peninsula Community Collaborative (PCC), in partnership with the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District (Water District) and Friends of the Dunes, invite local artists to propose mural designs for highly-visible concrete structures (vaults) on the Samoa Peninsula which are located along New Navy Base Road and within the dunes. Local artists have the opportunity to develop their own designs and create public art on seven concrete vaults on the Peninsula.

These vaults are visible from the public road and/or local trails frequented by residents and beach visitors alike. Preference will be given to designs that include themes appropriate to the landscape and history of the Peninsula, including nature themes, bay/ocean/water themes, mills/aquaculture/maritime themes, recreation, et cetera. Each selected artist will be paid a stipend of $500 to paint one cylindrical concrete vault and agree to an Artist Agreement with the Water District.

Interested artists can contact Carla Avila-Martinez at or 707-269-2055 to request an application. Applications are due Friday, June 21, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Selected artists will have from July 8, 2019 to August 4, 2019 to paint their vault. Artists can choose to paint their vault during the Eureka Street Art Festival (July 27 to August 3) and provide the opportunity for the community and festival attendees to observe the mural process. The Festival will help cross-promote this effort and encourage people to check out the art, regardless of whether it is painted during the festival or just before it.

The PCC is a resident-led group seeking to improve the health and well-being of community members on the Samoa Peninsula (Manila, Samoa, Finnetown, and Fairhaven). The PCC’s efforts are supported through grant funding from the St. Joseph Health Community Partnership Fund and by Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA), the non-profit fiscal sponsor and support agency for the PCC.

The PCC and the Water District look forward to working with local artists to enhance the beauty and livability of the Samoa Peninsula.

MORE DETAILS: Samoa Peninsula Concrete Vault Public Art Project