Raining Acorns


This mural, created by Bob von Elgg, is a tribute to the Awaswas Ohlone tribes who lived in the Santa Cruz area for thousands of years. The Ohlone understood the true meaning of abundance, the essence of nature’s gifts, and the strength of community. Their sacred annual acorn harvest is celebrated in this mural design. The large, golden acorns were envisioned as a welcoming gift to people coming into Santa Cruz from the North Coast. The mural is displayed on the Safeway building along Mission St/Highway 1 and next to the Santa Cruz Taqueria.

The painting of "Acorns"mural by Bob von Elgg

The painting of "Acorns"mural by Bob von Elgg

Safeway building