From July 2020 to now, we've been busy..
Heading into summer 2021 we will be looking forward to the piano staircase and fully completed Billie Holiday mural at our new art gallery space, the historic Elks Lodge located at 6 Hensley Street.
Super special thanks to the entire Elks Lodge family, Exalted Ruler Mr. Larry McGuire, the Trustees Mr. Simmie Collins, the Daughters of the Temples and family.
This incredible organization and building have been in the community since 1925.
Thank you Former Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Officials for holding your press conference at our mural. Thank you CRO Jen for your support!❤
Thank you everyone who has already contributed and thank you everyone in advance who will help us transform the face of several buildings throughout our community.
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Click above for updates on how well the Civil Rights Mural with Mario Torero turned out. Within a week's time the wall was completely restored through the help of this fundraiser and many volunteers.
Incredible Volunteer Crew at Work
Go Kiyyah - Committee Member
Thank you Shirish - Muralist
Great work Jacari - Artist
Awesome work by an 11 Year Old Volunteer
Mario, Jess Angelica and Crew
Super awesome photo with Artist Isabel G. and Mario Torero ❤
Thank you Mario!!
A mural unveiling is in the works, more information coming soon.
Now that the word is out about us restoring and creating new murals, local business owners are calling!!!❤❤
The Mothership has landed... ❤
Mural Love - ❤❤❤❤
Do you recognize this historic building? Let's have some trivia.
Contact us with the correct location and you will be entered to win a free painting by a Southeast Art Team Artist.
Submit your answer at GoFundMe:
Mural Restoration Project San Diego
All responses must be submitted on July 7th. Winner to be selected on July 8th.
Come back on July 8th for the reveal.
This amazing location is on our planning list.
Even more awesome news on July 7, 2020
Here is another one of our new mural requests from a local business owner! So exciting we get to continue the beautification throughout the community. This one's located on the border of National City and San Diego.
Please share our GoFundMe on July 7th, this is our new kickoff date. Please help us spread the word that we are moving on to more spectacular mural restorations and new installations in San Diego.
How we got started:
One of San Diego's historic murals located at 32nd and Imperial Ave had been defaced. The faces of important figures in our history had been completely covered or tagged and needed restoration. This mural has been an important landmark in our community since 1993. The Hall of Fame masterpiece was originally installed to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and other leaders and was restored in 2002 by muralist Mario Torero with community help.
Mario and Southeast Art Team members are all still super excited about this restoration project.
They say if you want to learn about a community look at it's walls. This wall tells stories of the heroes that have lead us through our darkest hours.
Mario left a very powerful imprint when creating this beautiful installation years ago.
The donations we received were used for the following:
Landscaping around the mural
Stucco on the wall
Over the years environmental factors such as dust and rust have impacted the wall and designs.
Once the artwork is fully restored, we plan to use a sealant on the wall in order to protect it and come back often to ensure the artwork remains intact.
Public art has such a huge and valuable impact on community members of all ages.
The feedback is always positive when it comes to new installations and the positive messages displayed through images and words.
Southeast Art Team represents San Diego's 4th District and surrounding communities.
We would like to thank Geena the Latina and the 93.3 family for their special attention to this matter and everyone who contributed.
Due to the positive response from the community and volunteers, we are now raising our goal and continuing with more murals!!
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