To our families and friends,
Thank you for your generous donations!
Through your donations, combined with grants from the City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma, and a generous gift from the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake County, we are close to reaching our goal to fund the mural of Pomo People.
All donations so far have been deposited with Artstart, a Santa Rosa nonprofit organization that has been creating community murals for over 22 years. When the mural is done, it will serve as a reminder of the contributions of all Pomo people, as well as an inspiration for the students, staff, and visitors who come to Elsie Allen High School.
Help Fund the Pomo Mural Celebration Event
Now we are reaching out again for $1,000 more, which will go toward creating a Celebration Event when the mural is completed. We hope this gathering will take place in early June, but much about the timing will be determined by the status of the pandemic. The Pomo Project and all involved want this to be something special for the entire community. We hope to invite Pomo Leaders and Dancers and Elders, etc. Your donations will help us provide honorariums as needed for speakers, and gas and food money for those participating and for those attending who may be traveling from other counties.
We appreciate any donation you can make at this time to help us reach our goal.
The Mural Story
The Pomo Project of Sonoma County, CA, is raising money for this beautiful wall mural that will be painted at Elsie Allen High School in Santa Rosa. To complete this mural project we’ll need the participation of students and Native and non-Native community members.
Elsie Allen was a world-renowned Pomo basket weaver. "Pomo Country" extends from the ocean to inland lakes and mountains, including Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties in Northern California.
The Pomo Project is proud to bring this mural to a school that already appreciates and honors the long history of Pomo culture. We hope the mural will bring additional attention to some of the contributions Pomo people have made to our shared communities.
To find out more about the Pomo Project, find us on Facebook or see our website: https://www.pomoproject.org/