Murals, mosaics and colorfully painted benches don't just happen. In many cases locally, they are the result of an unusual summer arts education program in Santa Rosa.
ArtStart projects are a combination of commissions from the community and public artworks for the City of Santa Rosa. Creative Director Chandra Woodworth runs down the agenda the students will be developing over the next six weeks.
A second mural project this summer will illustrate a very different cultural experience, Woodworth adds.
ArtStart is not unique to Santa Rosa, although such programs are far from common. Mario Uribe explains that the prototype was first developed in Chicago.