BAYSHORE BIKEWAY ART GALLERY DEDICATION MONDAY
On Monday, August 19, Chula Vista Cultural Arts will unveil a new mural project located along the Bayshore Bikeway. Entitled, “Art Through History,” the dedication will begin a 1 p.m.
Eleven artists transformed a highly tagged wall along the bikeway into a landmark outdoor art gallery using a variety of styles and artistic methods. Each mural section depicts a period in art history with a modern take and is representative of the diversity and cultures of Chula Vista. The project includes artwork that represents Cubism, Social Realism, Feminist Art, Graffiti, Post Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Primitive Art, Pop Art, Arte Mexicano, Expressionism, and Classical Art. The Artist team included Artist Lead Michelle “MrBbaby” Guerrero, Sergio Robleto, Andy Rios, George Shaffer, Jhelen Ramirez, Niz, Daryl Atkinson, Guillermo “Memuco” Munro, Chloe Becky, Allison Bamcat, and Daniel Antelo.
The project is located in the center of the bikeway near Bay Boulevard. Cultural Arts Manager Lynnette Tessitore said this is the first phase with plans to have mural art on either end of the wall in the future. “I would like to work with more local artists, the surrounding schools, and the community to complete either end of the wall,” Tessitore stated.
This phase of the project was made possible by the generous financial support of the County of San Diego, Seven Mile Casino and Marine Group Boat Works. Other project partners include the office of Chula Vista Councilmember Mike Diaz, Chula Vista Public Works Department, The Rambler Hotel and Coffee Shop, Republic Services, Dunn Edwards Paints Chula Vista, BJ’s Rentals, California Electric Supply, and Blazing Suns.
For more information or to RSVP to the ribbon cutting, please contact Tessitore at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (619) 409-5465. Parking for the ribbon cutting will be located at 990 Bay Boulevard just south of the event location. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes for the outdoor event held on uneven surfaces. Available seating will be limited to those with disabilities.