Beth Tobey

New mural at SCOPE Park - ready to Jump In! to painting in September

Beth Tobey @ 9/7/2017

With the goal of keeping our public art collection fresh and offering new opportunities to artists, the Arts Commission voted over a series of meetings to go forward with a new mural at SCOPE Park, next to the clock tower downtown Santa Cruz.

Artist Sarah Bianco’s concept “Jump In!” was approved unanimously at the August Arts Commission meeting at which Sarah presented her proposal which is inspired by the openness of children and of dissolving boundaries between people. 

Sarah’s mural will feature local children as models - photographed jumping in a variety of poses along the Santa Cruz coastline. The mural also features web of honeycomb shapes and dots and the phrase “Jump In!”

Painting is set to start in September, 2017. Stay tuned!

Moonlight Dance, was installed at Scope Park by Peter Bartczak in 1993, who graciously gave his blessing for a new mural on site. A Farewell Party was held on July 15, 2017, celebrating the mural and his legacy. You can watch a video of the Farewell Party here.