NATIVE MURAL PROJECT /
The Native Mural Project began during the 2020 Eureka Street Art Festival. This project was created in partnership with the Native Cultures Fund, the Humboldt Area Foundation, and a committee of local Native leaders.
Four Local Native artists (Alme Allen, Carl Avery, Melitta Jackson + Julian Lang) were invited to participate in the first year of project, given space on one continuous wall, creating a large, impactful piece. This large mural was painted by local Native American artists to ensure their perspectives are represented in the local public art scene. We are grateful of the support of the Native Cultures Fund for bringing this project to fruition.
A committee of local Native leaders lead this project to ensure that it comes from the communities that it is designed to benefit. While the ESAF team was responsible for coordination, legwork, and background tasks of making this mural a reality, the committee coordinated community outreach and made all artist selections.
Although funding has not been available to continue this project at the same scale, we have continued our commitment to featuring native artists, especially local native artists.