CREATE PUBLIC ART WITH US
Socially Distanced Mosaic Building Workshops
Starting October 1 by reservation only
Thursdays-Tuesdays, Don Myers Stained Glass
IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN OUR COMMUNITY, MOSAIC BUILDING SESSIONS WILL BE BY RESERVATION ONLY AND SOCIALLY DISTANCED. Help us continue creating Downtown Oceanside’s next public art mural as a community. Local stained glass artist and muralist Don Myers is now inviting volunteer participants back into his studio at 1025 S. Coast Highway for free, socially distanced mosaic building workshops. Participants can make a reservation with Myers Thursdays-Tuesdays by calling 760-439-6200 and should be prepared to follow COVID-19 guidelines.
Through the workshops, Myers and our community will together assemble a 12-by-16-foot glass mosaic mural representing a community of local sea life as it resides below the surface of the Pacific Ocean just off our beaches. Sponsorships are available for each of the mural’s 77 sea animals and plants, offering an additional opportunity for community members to participate in the creation of the installed mural. Starting at $100, sponsorships vary based on sea life size and type, from starfish and sea grass up to the mural's only giant Pacific octopus at $7,500. Sponsors will be recognized next to the mosaic mural on a granite plaque, which can feature the name of the donor or the donor’s family, an honoree, a group or a business. Sponsorships can be made at the MainStreet office, 701 Mission Ave., where the sponsorship application is also available. Tax-deductible donations in any amount for Art That Excites can also be made to Main Street Foundation Inc.
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615 Mission Ave. across from MainStreet Oceanside
Ocean Glass Mosaic Mural
Glass mosaic muralist Don Myers is partnering with the MainStreet Oceanside Design Committee to install a glass mosaic mural. Depicting a community of local sea life below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, the 12-by-16-foot mural will be created with glass provided by Oceanside Glass & Tile by the end of the first quarter of 2020. Community members and businesses can be part of the mural by sponsoring a marine animal or plant, participating in upcoming mural-creation workshops to assemble the glass or donating directly to Art That Excites. The mural will complete the first phase of the Art that Excites program.
MURALS IN PROGRESS
Northern Pine Brewing and That Boy Good BBQ
326 N. Horne St.
"Yin Yang Dragons" and "The Sacred Offering"
“Yin Yang Dragons” by professional muralist Gloria Muriel “expresses self-love and strength. It supports women artists.” The black-and-white mural is Muriel’s first North County mural. Through a collaborative mentoring opportunity with Dinah Poellnitz, Muriel worked with local young artist Isabel Figueroa. “The Sacred Offering,” Figueroa's first mural, is a tribute to the women of Oceanside’s Eastside Pozole Neighborhood. These intersecting murals located at 326 N. Horne Street embrace Oceanside’s civic identity and art diversity while representing our community’s past, present and future.
402 N. Coast Highway
"The Beauty of the Sea Will Always Be With Me"
The first Oceanside Mural Initiative mural was completed in 2017 by Skye Walker. The mural was selected by the Oceanside community with over 1,500 votes. The public art mural continues to be celebrated by visitors and locals alike. MainStreet Oceanside matched dollar for dollar to make this project a reality.
About Art that Excites
Art That Excites, previously the Oceanside Mural Initiative, seeks to install 10 curated public art murals in Downtown Oceanside. Art That Excites is a community-driven program that will integrate key partners in the Downtown Oceanside area. Through this program, Oceanside will become a destination for public art, create a model by which Oceanside and other communities can fulfill community-driven arts initiatives, act as a medium for education and community outreach, and help to define Oceanside as a community whose identity is built upon and driven by the arts.
MainStreet Oceanside is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and your donation is tax deductible. For more information about Art That Excites or to inquire about stakeholder and corporate sponsorships, please contact Gumaro Escarcega at 760-754-4512 or