EntranceA little-known and less often seen piece of Santa Rosa gets some public exposure this evening, when the City's Creek Week activities feature guided tours through the underground channel that carries Santa Rosa Creek beneath the City Hall.

Guides croppedThe underground tours, scheduled for 5:30 and 6:30 pm on Monday, September 17, are part of a considerable list of Creekweek events.

The colorful spray-painted artwork that (along with a lot of banal graffiti) adorns the culvert walls, was, of necessity, created by lamp or candlelight. Tour guide Steve Brady (at left, with Jill Scott)  says it also represents the most active form of wildlife in the channels.

Below is a sampling of some of the most arresting graffitti art from the northernmost culvert's walls.





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