Lompoc is known for its big art with nearly 40 murals on street corners, in alleyways, and on the sides of prominent buildings. As one of the city’s top attractions, the murals depict scenes of Lompoc’s heritage, flower industry, historic sights, ethnic diversity, scenic beauty and more.
This October a new mural will be added to the collection, and those who enjoy the adult coloring book craze will find this artistic experience especially appealing. Artists of the Lompoc Mural Society are sharing their celebrated paint brushes so locals and visitors can help paint a new large-scale agricultural-themed mural during the city’s first “Mural in a Weekend” presented by Explore Lompoc.
Master Artist Art Mortimer, creator of the artwork for this mural, will guide artists and volunteer painters in a two-day painting party October 8th and 9th in Old Town Lompoc. Mortimer painted Lompoc’s first major commissioned mural “History of the Flower Industry” in 1989 and was the Master Artist for the Mural in a Day “Great Floral Flag” in 1999. In 2001 he created “Flora & Fauna”.
Those interested in painting on the mural can come for an hour, a few hours, all day, or the entire weekend. Pre-registration to help paint the mural is encouraged to ensure that there are ample supplies and volunteers for all shifts.
Celebrate the arts with other festivities planned for the Oct 8th weekend: Mural Tours, Art Shows, Art in the Square, Vino
& Brushes, and much more.
Visit explorelompoc.com/mural-in-a-weekend/ for more event details and hotel options.