(Photo/Video) Eureka Street Arts Festival 2022 | The lost outpost of the coast

Eureka Avenue Artwork Pageant get together below the Samoa Bridge on Saturday afternoon | Picture: Stephanie McGarry. All different pictures by Andrew Goff


A crowd gathered below the Samoa Bridge close to Halvorsen Park on Saturday afternoon to take pleasure in meals, native distributors and music in celebration of the most recent assortment of murals to brighten our city as a part of the fifth annual Eureka Avenue Artwork Pageant.

Gina Katsos, one of many competition’s organizers, mentioned she was happy with the way in which the murals turned out this yr. She had no thought but how many individuals attended at the moment’s get together, however she mentioned it seemed prefer it was an enormous turnout and was excited that so many group members – distributors, volunteers and attendees – attended the occasion.

“I’d name it an unequivocal success, 100%,” Katsos mentioned. outpost Throughout the competition on Saturday afternoon. “There are various other ways to measure the success of an occasion like this, and a type of methods is to place the murals on the wall. Checks! The large competition occasion has many shifting items, however…everybody has come down right here and heard about it in a roundabout way. So I want to I name that an enormous success.”

Above and Under: Murals below the Samoa Bridge

The Eureka Avenue Artwork Pageant – a week-long occasion to advertise public artwork – started in 2018, with a give attention to including new murals to the Outdated City. Selecting a special location every year, the occasion helped carry vibrant art work to the downtown space, Henderson Heart, and Fourth and Fifth Streets. This yr’s competition featured 11 completely different artists from throughout the nation and centered on the northern tip of Eureka, bringing artwork to the Waterfront Path, Path 101, and down the Samoa Bridge.

This yr’s location was proposed by the California Division of Transportation (CalTrans), Katsos mentioned, which approached competition organizers with the thought of ​​adorning the Samoa Bridge. The organizers then chosen a number of the partitions and different adjoining surfaces within the environment to hook up with the bridge murals.

Pageant organizer Gina Katsos leads an artwork rally earlier this week

“I really feel that is the start of an incredible relationship with Caltrans,” Katsos mentioned, including that the competition organizers and Caltrans will doubtless proceed their partnership when choosing places for future festivals.

The competition has continued all through COVID, with the previous two years together with the socially distancing mural. However that is the primary time since 2019 that the competition has included a bunch occasion to have a good time the completion of the murals. The staff was a bit rusty, Katsos mentioned, however for the reason that get together takes place at a special location every year, there’s at all times new logistics to find. She was very excited concerning the occasion being held at such a singular location this yr and hopes will probably be the primary of many out of doors occasions below the Samoa Bridge.

Katsos wished to make a shout out to the opposite organizers – Swan Asprey, planner concerned in Eureka Metropolis’s financial improvement, and Michelle Cartledge, proprietor of Humboldt Cedar Firm – who helped the occasion develop and thrive. She additionally wished to thank the group for his or her continued help of the Eureka Avenue Artwork Pageant.

Katsos mentioned to outpost. “Make investments your vitality and pleasure within the belongings you love about society, as a result of that is why it retains going.”

When you’re studying this put up in time, the get together will go below the bridge till 6pm

below the outpost”Andrew Gough hung out in attendance at ESAF this week and was capable of snap pictures of each taking part artist this yr. Get to know them now.

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-Ts Youthful-

Eureka, California


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– Jessica Cherry-

Crescent Metropolis, California

“Err-Werh Son”

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-Lassi Dunn-

Wyatt, California

“surf and meadow”

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-Kil Sanders-

Eureka, California


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-Johsoo’s lawyer-

Santa Rosa, California

“Coloration Fall”

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-Ben Goulart-

Bayside, California

rowing mural

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– Jose Moreno-

Eureka, California


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-Jane Elizabeth Franco-

Greensboro, North Carolina

“Views of the previous metropolis”

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-for star-

Los Angeles California

“The seeds sow us”

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-Justin Suarez-

Rochester, New York

“a spot on earth”

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Want extra murals? Fortunately for you, native AA Half 107 industrial drone pilot Chad Johnson took a visit to the mural landscapes of the Samoa Bridge this week and handed on a number of the nice aerial footage he captured. Shave by way of the colours with him under.