Movable Murals, was a pilot project of Pajaro Valley Arts in collaboration with the City of Watsonville, funded by the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz. Movable Murals provides a venue for artists and community groups to showcase large-scale paintings in a public setting, visible to and enjoyed by all who pass through Watsonville. Check out the current murals at 250 Main Street, Watsonville.
This inaugural project was developed for and was in celebration of Watsonville’s Sesquicentennial in 2018. In an open call, artists were asked to focus on topics such as Pajaro Valley’s history, people, neighborhoods, landscape, natural resources, arts and culture. This year, the City of Watsonville asked artists to respond to the theme of pedestrian safety. New murals will be “moved in” be once a year.
2019 Murals were completed by Peter Bartzcak, Priscilla Martinez and Jaime Sánchez.
Jaime Sánchez – Birds Crossing
Priscilla Martinez – Strawberry Festival and Safety First
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 BuildingFor 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