Help Us Paint Our Gardening Mural!

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We are looking for adult volunteers able to help us during the days we will be on site, in the months of September and October. No previous art knowledge is necessary. Even if you cannot stand for  more than a few minutes, there will be something you can paint.

Photo of a young Black man painting a mural

Richmond residents are specially welcome to help!

If you are a parent or guardian, it is okay to bring a high school student if both you are going to stay and paint together. Unfortunately we don’t have the resources to supervise children under 14 (even if they come with their parents), or unaccompanied minors.

Please fill out one form per person. Be sure to hit the Submit button. You will receive a message acknowledging receipt and later, another with more information.

Volunteer Registration Form

On what days of the weeks would you be available to volunteer?

Are you older than 18? Teens need to come with a parent or guardian.

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.

Unity Park Plaza

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 and will assist me.

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.