Today I headed down to 32nd Street and Imperial Avenue to see the work being done to restore an important mural by internationally recognized muralist Mario Torero. When I arrived several local artists were gathering for the day’s work, and shortly thereafter an energetic Mario Torero himself showed up!
I first posted photos of this Civil Rights mural two years ago here. You can see how it had become faded over many years. Unfortunately, since then the mural had been defaced. If you want to learn more about the history of the mural, check out my old blog post.
The restoration has been ongoing for a couple weeks now, and the Imperial Avenue side of the long mural is nearly finished. There’s still the other side on 32nd Street to finish, and once plans are made work will begin there.
The local artists helping Mario Torero are called the Southeast Art Team. The growing team includes young people who love creating art. The Southeast Art Team has garnered a lot of media attention with this project and are already planning to restore additional murals around San Diego. But they need your help!
Please visit the GoFundMe page of the Mural Restoration Project San Diego by clicking here and help them out!
I learned that a new push is underway to not only restore many old murals, but to create new ones, too! Positive people never cease working to make the world better!
Do you want to be part of this? To pitch in, click here!
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6 thoughts on “Mario Torero and team restore Civil Rights mural!”
Thanks Mario and Richard for your tireless efforts to highlight social justice issues and the ART that spreads the message. Love City Heights was honored to have provided lunch for the artists. Keep up the great work!
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Thank you Carlos for all YOU do!