A cool new street mural in Normal Heights!

A painting of a market full of Mexican crafts and charm. It makes one feel that life is good, just gazing at this joyful artwork.
A painting of a market full of Mexican crafts and charm. It makes anyone walking down the sidewalk feel that life is good, just gazing at this colorful artwork.

Some new, very cool urban art has recently appeared on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights! Here are a few photos!

The street mural, titled Un dia de Mercado, is painted on the side of one small building. It depicts a Mexican marketplace, and many of the goods a shopper is likely to find there. The colors are vivid and happy. The artwork inspires joy.

Un dia de Mercado. A colorful new street mural on Adams Avenue in San Diego's Normal Heights neighborhood.
Un dia de Mercado. A fantastic new street mural on Adams Avenue in San Diego’s Normal Heights neighborhood.
Un dia de Mercado was completed on April 2, 2016. It was painted by several talented artists. Their signatures are evident in this photo. New colorful urban art in Normal Heights!
Un dia de Mercado was completed on April 2, 2016. It was painted by several talented artists. Their signatures are evident in this photo. New colorful urban art in Normal Heights!
A smiling face, a funny parrot, an umbrella, guitar, flowers, fruit and a sleeping dog. One day at the market!
A smiling face, a funny parrot, an umbrella, guitar, flowers, fruit and a sleeping dog. One day at the market!
Beautiful artistry on the side of a building on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights adds life to the city!
Beautiful artistry on the side of a building on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights!
This street mural adds sunshine and happiness to a very cool neighborhood in San Diego!
This street mural adds sunshine and happiness to an already very cool neighborhood in San Diego!

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2 thoughts on “A cool new street mural in Normal Heights!”

  1. Hello Richard,
    My name is Luis Cortez-Santiago and I am the main artist for the “Un día de Mercado” mural on Adams Avenue. I live now in Montreal, but I have a long time relation with San Diego, I got a Master on Arts´degree from SDSU. My signature is the one that reads “Luis” with the small bird.
    Thank you so much for your kind words on the mural, my friends Maribel Siman DeLucca and Claudio DeLucca are the owners of the building, they are the ones who invited me to paint it. The “Back from Tomboctou” store on that building belongs to them, you can fint there all the Latin Amercian mechandise that inspired the mural, Claudio and Maribel are lovely people!

    “Back From Tomboctou” 3564 Adams Avenue (619) 282 8708
    http://www.shop.backfromtomboctou.com/

    The “Dos Palmas Cafe” is also located on that building, I painted two palm trees specially for them, they serve the best coffee on Adams!

    Your photos of the mural are beautiful, thank you again for posting them.

    Keep walking and sharing your cool stories about San Diego!

    Muchas gracias amigo,
    Luis

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    1. Wow! Very cool! I really like that mural–it’s one of my favorites! Very cool that you provided background information! I’ll have to check out Dos Palmas Cafe some day! Best of luck with your art and thanks again for your comment! Richard

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