Don’t Miss the Opening of Unity Park!

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Come celebrate with us on Saturday, October 21 (Arbor Day) from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for the grand opening of Unity Park and the unveiling of “Richmond Dances and Grows,” the mural I designed and painted this September. There will be food and music. This event is free and open to everyone. Volunteer to plant a tree and the park and receive a free lunch!

Photo of a young Black man painting a mural

Richmond residents are specially welcome to help

 

Unity Park Plaza


How To Find Our Mural’s Location

Take 580 in the direction of San Rafael. Get off on Harbour Way South and make a right on Cutting, then a left on Marina Way and a right on Ohio Ave. Come to the intersection of 16th and Ohio. Park along Ohio street. The park looks like a construction site right now. Look for Rebeca or Regina.

About Our Mural

A selection panel organized by the City of Richmond and the Friends of the Richmond Greenway (FORG) selected my mural design for one of the very long walls at the entrance of this 5 million dollar park. I was one of two lead artists awarded a contract to complete this project. Our mural, Richmond Dances and Grows, shows residents of all ages and cultural groups gardening and greening the Lillie Mae Jones Greenway. Two other women artists, Regina Gilligan and Lauren Ari are part of our team.

About Unity Park

The City of Richmond was awarded a $5 million State of California Parks Department grant to “create a ‘Unity Park’ on sections of the Lillie Mae Jones Greenway where organizational and neighborhood volunteer efforts had already begun.” FORG hired 57 members of the Richmond Greenway community with funds from the grant to join 5 focused design teams. One of those design teams, the Arts & Amenities, was responsible for coming up with the themes for the Unity Park Plaza murals.