The Opportunity

Blue Shield of California is committed to healthy communities and supporting youth in expressing themselves through creative endeavors. They have supported artistic opportunities for youth expression in various cities in California with a goal of creating resilient communities.

Purpose

As partners in this initiative, Blue Shield of California and SVCREATES are committed to empowering youth to express their aspirations for a healthy community in Gilroy through the expressive lens of a mural. The mural should reflect the values of the local community while showcasing its diverse culture.

Location

6th Street Studios & Art Center, building exterior
64 W 6th St, Gilroy, CA 95020
See photos below
Approximate size of wall: 14’ tall x 30’ wide (inclusive of double doors, which should be included in the design)

Mural Content

The Mural should be a voice for Gilroy’s youth and reflect a vision for a healthy Gilroy community while recognizing its diversity.

Artist Selection

    Through a competitive application process, artist Armando Franco was selected to complete the Community Health Youth Mural. The artist will collaborate with youth from the Gilroy community in the design and execution of the mural.

    Come celebrate the official unveiling of the mural at 64 W. 6th Street on April 14, 2022, 5-8 pm, during the monthly Gilroy Art Walk.


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    View looking from 6th Street

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    View looking toward 6th Street

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    Come celebrate the official unveiling of the mural at 64 W. 6th Street on April 14, 2022 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, during the monthly Gilroy Art Walk.

    Questions? 

    If you have questions about this program, please contact SVCREATES Program Manager, Alyssa Erickson.

    Alyssa Erickson
    408-998-2787 ext. 204
    alyssae@svcreates.org