February 1, 2023
  • North Fair Oaks — Three artists will each present their unique ideas for murals in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood at a public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023.

    You can view presentations by the artists in person at the North Fair Oaks Library or via Zoom from 6 to 8 p.m.

    The winning proposal will ultimately adorn a series of panels along Fifth Avenue as the street dips beneath the Caltrain tracks between El Camino Real and Middlefield Road.

    “Last year we asked the community a series of questions about what they would like to see in this very visible location, focusing on what a health community looks like” said Robin Rodricks, executive director of the County’s Office of Arts and Culture.

    “These three proposals were selected as finalists from a pool of 15 proposals that were all wonderful and interesting,” Rodricks said. “It was tough to come up with three finalists.”

    At the community meeting, the finalists will provide insight into their ideas. They artists are:

    • Morgan Bricca
    • Emily Fromm
    • Elizabeth Gomez

    Following the presentations, you will have the opportunity to provide feedback.

    In Person: North Fair Oaks Library, 2510 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City

    Online: tinyurl.com/NFOMuralMeeting2

    Background: The Board of Supervisors last year green-lighted the Healthy Community Mural project to “bring pride and beauty to the North Fair Oaks community.”

    Upon advisory input by Cultural Collective of NFO and the North Fair Oaks Community Council, the Healthy Community Mural Project Committee will recommend one artist to the County of San Mateo for consideration. The County of San Mateo will review and approve the final selection.

    The selected artist will be expected complete the mural this summer. A public celebration will be scheduled.

    For additional information, or language translation, please contact the San Mateo County Office of Arts & Culture at artsandculture@smcgov.org.

    Para obtener información adicional o traducción de idiomas, comuníquese con la Oficina de Arte y Cultura del Condado de San Mateo en artsandculture@smcgov.org.

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