Mural Artists Announced for 2022 Eureka Street Art Festival

ByJames I. Robertson

Jul 22, 2022

Eureka Street Art Festival press release:

From August 1-6, the Eureka Street Art Festival will feature 11 new murals in the Bridge District – from Corridor 101 on the north side of town to the waterfront.

Mural Artists 2022

This year, we welcome artists from across the country. 2022 Festival artists include: Jessica Cherry (Crescent City), Laci Dane (Weott), Mir de Silva (Eureka), Gina Elizabeth Franco (Greensboro, NC), Ben Goulart (Bayside), Aerosol Kingdom (Rochester, NY), Joshua Lawyer (Santa Rosa), Jose Moreno (Eureka), Kyle Sanders (Eureka), L Star (Los Angeles) and Tess Yinger (Eureka).

During the week of the Festival, these artists will paint murals under the Samoa Bridge, along the Waterfront Trail and in the 101 corridor at the north end of the city. The Samoa Bridge Mural Project will transform the piers below the bridge, as part of the Clean California Initiative, in partnership with Caltrans. The four bridge artists (Jessica Cherry, Laci Dane, Joshua Lawyer and Kyle Sanders) create colorful and cohesive pieces inspired by nature. Mir de Silva will bring his colorful style to a community mural, where everyone can add their own piece during the August 6 Block Party. Aerosol Kingdom will come from New York to paint a huge animal mural on the side of Pacific Outfitters. And watch the walls of hotels in the north of the city to discover many new colorful pieces!

How to enjoy the festival

  • Stroll on the Festival site during the week
    Stop by the festival headquarters under Samoa Bridge to pick up a map!
  • Daily art walks at 5:30 p.m.
    Attend art walks organized daily. Check the website and social media for meeting places.
  • Support downtown businesses while you’re away!
    Let’s show some love to our local businesses throughout the week.
  • Attend the Block Party on Saturday August 6 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., under the Samoa Bridge
    Enjoy the huge beer garden, listen to live music, eat tons of great food, watch the artists at work, shop local vendors, work on the community mural, and visit the kid’s area.

The mission of the Eureka Street Art Festival is to create intentional and accessible art that animates public spaces, stimulates community revitalization and attracts visitors to Eureka. Our long-term goal is to recreate this event every year and continually introduce new public art to Eureka. Surplus funds raised by the Festival will be used to maintain existing public art throughout the city.

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