Movable Murals: This inaugural project was developed for and was in celebration of Watsonville’s Sesquicentennial in 2018 and was a collaboration with Pajaro Valley Arts and the City of Watsonville, first funded by the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz. Movable Murals provides a venue for artists and community groups to showcase large-scale artwork in a public setting, visible to and enjoyed by all who pass through Watsonville. Check out the current murals at 250 Main Street, Watsonville.
February 2021: Moveable Murals
PVA and the City of Watsonville just completed the first phase of installation of our newest Moveable Murals: An Act of Love: Mask Wearing During the Pandemic, funded by the Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust, Cares Act grant. The first phase of the project includes a digital rendering of the piece Wear Together by Watsonville artist Erik Davison; and two photo collages designed by Karen Lemon, digitized by Hedwig Heerschop, of photographs submitted by: Genevieve Daly, Kimberly deLucia, Brianna Flores, Linda Martin, Karen Lemon, Marianne Nagel, Joey Ontiveros, and Graciela Vega. The second phase will include installation of four hand painted murals called Flying Together by Watsonville artist Jaime Sanchez that will be installed next month.
Wear Together by Erik Davison installed by City of Watsonville staff: Grant Adams, Miguel Navarrete, and Rex Rackley
2019 Murals were completed by Peter Bartzcak, Priscilla Martinez and Jaime Sánchez.
Jaime Sánchez – Birds Crossing
Priscilla Martinez – Strawberry Festival and Safety First: moved to the Watsonville Fairgrounds
Peter Bartczak – Pedestrians Come First
2018 murals were completed by Bonnie Carver , Paul DeWorken, Judy Gittelsohn, and Taylor Reinhold. Taylor’s and Judy’s murals have moved on to a new location at Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes. Bonnie’s mural will be seen in the Watsonville Civic Plaza Building. For more photographs visit our Facebook page.
Read more about Taylor’s piece Primavera.
Read more about Judy’s piece The Strawberry
Read more about Bonni: AppleTime