Eureka Street Art Festival press release:
The Eureka Street Art Festival (ESAF) has set its sights on its next target for murals: the Samoa Bridge. This project will include painting the four piers under the bridge that border the waterfront and Halvorsen Park. This project is part of the Clean California Initiative effort, led by Caltrans.
“Why there?”, you may ask yourself. Murals are a proven tool to brighten areas, deter graffiti, and just make people smile. These murals will be joining a handful of others being painted on the waterfront and along the 101 during this summer’s Festival, from August 1st to 6th.
We are looking for your input about what you would like to see in these murals. Take the short survey here.
This community beautification project was made possible through Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative, a sweeping $1.1 billion multi-year effort led by Caltrans to remove trash, create jobs, and engage communities to transform state and local public spaces. Visit CleanCA.com for more information about this transformative program.
The Eureka Street Art Festival’s mission is to create intentional, accessible art that enlivens public spaces, stimulates community revitalization, and attracts visitors to Eureka. Our long term aim is to recreate this event annually and continuously introduce new public art in Eureka. Excess funds raised by the Festival will go towards the maintenance of existing public art throughout the city.