Clean Oceans Bay View Mural

$1,885 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 10 months
Created May 11, 2018
As Santa Cruz based muralists, we at the Fresh Walls Project have had our minds set on painting certain walls over the years, walls that we feel are in such need of attention due to either their location, poor shape they're in, or both.


Driving down Mission Street there's a wall that's been screaming at us (and everyone else) for decades, the sound wall that surrounds Bay View elementary school.


Over the last year, we (alongside Clean Oceans International and the Tim Brauch Foundation) have been diligently working to bring a "healthy marine environment" mural to life, upon this wall spanning 500+ feet down the Mission street/Highway 1 corridor.


The mural will not only beautify our city but will remind passersby to keep our local marine sanctuary free of debris as they make their way down to our beautiful coastline. We will be painting a vibrant ocean scene teaming with life, yet a scene with traces of the man made plastic waste that makes its way into our marine sanctuaries each and every day.  Raising awareness is our goal... Habit change can change habitats!!


We are hoping to raise $35,000 by the end of June 2019 to help pay for materials, permits, and the artists’ time. This project will employ local artists and provide a positive outlet for local volunteers who share our mission of raising awareness about the effects our habits have on our oceanic habitats.


We're making ocean education beautiful! Clean Oceans International has partnered with students from Cabrillo College, CSUMB and UCSC to provide ocean conservation educational programs to the students at Bay View Elementary.


The educational component conducted at the school during the 2018/19 school year is now a wrap, but the education provided through the mural will be so very present, for thousands of people each day, for years to come.  


The physical preparation and painting of this wonderful mural is scheduled to commence April/May 2019, with a tentative completion date landing somewhere in the month of June. 


We are super excited to be in the final stretch of making this new visual experience a reality. We’ve partnered up with The Santa Cruz Economic Development office, Arts Council Santa Cruz County, Caltrans, The Newman Foundation and Santa Cruz City Schools to ensure this mural is a highly refined, city approved project. The response has been tremendously positive, we’re just needing that final push to meet our funding goals.


This Gofundme is the place to make a donation if you care to help this project along. To those who choose to donate $500. or more, your family's (or business's) name will be added to our "donor wall" portion of the mural as a long lasting thank you for sharing in our vision, caring for our city and keeping our oceans plastic free.


To find out more about the mural and everything we stand for please visit www.cleanoceansinternational.org or our Facebook page: Fresh Walls Project


We'd be absolutely ecstatic to reach our Gofundme goal, anything and everything helps! As lifelong members of this community we care so very much about preserving all the beauty that Santa Cruz has offered us all and it is our mission, as artists, to make it even more beautiful for generations to come! Santa Cruz is home. This Clean Oceans Bay View mural will be absolutely gorgeous! We can't wait for the transformation!!


Our fiscal sponsor for this project is: The Tim Brauch Foundation 501(c)3 ID # 91-2156501

Thanks for your time and consideration,


Sincerely,


Taylor Reinhold and Scotty Greathouse
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$1,885 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 10 months
Created May 11, 2018
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