PROUD OF OUR HERITAGE AND DIVERSITY
Downtown’s urban walls have always provided a wonderful canvas for large, vibrant, brilliantly colored murals. Over the past decade or so, though, a mural explosion has occurred.
All totaled, downtown is home to 125 murals. On this page, we celebrate some of the 40-plus murals commissioned by San Jose Downtown Association and fully supported by businesses and property owners.
This mural started the modern era of the mural movement in downtown San Jose. Located next to the Fourth and Santa Clara streets Chevron Station artists Chris Duncan and Paul Urich pay “homage” to Mexico City Olympic sprinters and activists John Carlos and Tommy Evans. (2003)
Phylum of the Free
Jeffrey Hemming’s large mural on the side of the Lido Nightclub building put “eyes” on Fountain Alley — which at the time had some crime issues — also gaining funding from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office. (2015 – set for removal when Lido Building is razed)