September 13-18, 2021
produced in partnership with
We are excited to host the first Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans project to take place in Santa Cruz, California. From September 13-18, 2021, our team of regional and visiting artists will gather in Santa Cruz for one week to create a series of locally relevant public artworks to help spur environmental activism, while beautifying the town’s streetscape. Sea Walls Santa Cruz will be the most significant urban beautification project in Santa Cruz history.
The public artworks will serve as educational tools and conversation-starters, addressing marine environmental issues relevant and of importance to the local community. Our goal is to ignite ownership for the sustainability of natural resources and to build community around the common cause of protecting the region’s ocean and coast for future generations.
Originally planned for June 2020, Sea Walls Santa Cruz has been postponed to September 2021 due to COVID-19. We will adhere to CDC guidelines and our health and safety protocol to ensure the safety of our team, the artists, volunteers, and the community.
The project is produced by the Made Fresh Crew and is supported by the City of Santa Cruz Department of Economic Development, the Save Our Seas Foundation, and Lost Coast Plant Therapy, amongst others. With paint support by Montana Cans and Smog Armor carbon-absorbing paint.
Across the globe, our Sea Walls projects have a grassroots spirit and are made possible by local communities and businesses coming together to support a common cause.
You too can be a part of this movement by supporting this groundbreaking project through a donation to the project.
will paint for a purpose, shining a light on local marine environmental issues through ARTivism.
of varied public programming will invite the community to get involved in proactively advocating for Santa Cruz's ocean environment.
unifying and inspiring the local Santa Cruz community and visitors to stand up for the Central Coast's coastal resources.
|September 16||PANEL DISCUSSION AND SHORT FILM SCREENINGS
Tannery Arts Center
1060 River Street, Santa Cruz
|September 18||BEACH CLEANUP
9 AM – 12 PM
Natural Bridges State Beach
|September 19||CLOSING PARTY
Shanty Shack Brewing
138 Fern Street, Santa Cruz
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