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Canal Neighborhood

   San Rafael, CA


  • Through public art, bring visible transformation to the Canal neighborhood expressing its mix of immigrant cultures and the hopes, dreams and contributions of its community.

  • Promote the use of color on buildings. A wall or an entire building, simply repainted with a lively palette, can make an engaging difference at little cost.

  •  Include participatory education elements throughout public art conception and creation, with an emphasis on history and meaning, and reflection on its impact.




  • Utilize the arts to bridge differences and forge unity

  • Community engagement in all aspects of CAI work

  • Outcomes of and by the community

  • Create economic opportunity and investment in the community

  • Foster communication that leads to understanding


More CAI Info HERE



The Plan: Create vibrant visual pathways in the Canal neighborhoods of San Rafael utilizing public art and color in collaboration with community  representatives, paid artists of color, youth and diverse participants and partners.
Need: $75,000

Bienvenidos Mural in the Canal at 3301 Kerner Blvd.

Artists of every age and Voces del Canal community advisors

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Bienvenidos Mural Video-Draft
Jesse Gift Filmaker 

 See the mural creation process in action!

Shower Trailer Collage - By Canal Arts with Kids & Drawbridge Youth Artists. The shower trailer in the parking lot at 3301 Kerner managed by building occupant Homeward Bound was a canvas in waiting....

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ELM Youth Musicians performed for attendees at the dual mural unveiling at 3301 Kerner  Blvd transitional housing. (ELM-Enriching Lives through Music)

Photos by Jesse Gift |