Welcome to the Ventura County Mural Project.

Established in December 2018.

Public murals, like architecture, are unavoidable art and as such, add to the visual fabric of a community. 

Ventura County has an ever-growing quilt of murals and this website is an attempt to archive much of that work. As murals are largely outdoors and uncovered, many will change over time and some will disappear.  By archiving them, we add length to their lives and reach to their exposure.

This project is a work in progress. If you know of murals that are accessible to the public in Ventura County that are not among our catalog, please email MuralProject@VCReporter.com and let us know.  Thanks for visiting the Mural Project!

 

Mural: Lion Mandala

Artist: Chris Saunders, www.chrissaundersart.com

Location: 585 W. El Roblar Drive, Meiners Oaks

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Artist: Lisa Kelly, www.lisakellymurals.com/

Location: Avenue Center, Ventura Avenue, Ventura

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Artist: Ryan Carr

Location: Camarillo Office of Education, 5189 Verdugo Way, Camarillo

Year created: 2017

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Mural: Tortilla Flats

Artist: MB Hanrahan thembuniverse.com

Location: Figueroa St., beneath the 101 overpass, Ventura

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Mural: “Amaterasu”

Artist: Chris Saunders, www.chrissaundersart.com

Location: Crush Salon and Dry Bar, 654 E. Main St., Ventura

Year created: 2018

Notes: Requested by salon owner Leslie Rutherford to “paint a female with wild hair,” Saunders designed a stylized version of the Shinto solar goddess Amaterasu, boldly rendered in black, white, gold and silver on the east-facing side of the building.

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Artist: David Flores davidfloresart.com

Location: Michael Kelley Salon and Day Spa, 1895 E. Main St., Ventura

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Artist: Evan Mendel www.evanmendel.com

Location: Stamp Co., 1754 E. Main St., Ventura

Year created: 2017

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Artist: Evan Mendel, www.evanmendel.com

Location: Lu Ross Academy, 470 E. Main St., Ventura

Year created: 2018

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Artist: Ryan Carr

Location: Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura

Year created: 2017

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Artist: MB Hanrahan, thembuniverse.com

Location: SOHO Apartments, 1150 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura

Year created: 2018

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Artist: Lisa Kelly, www.lisakellymurals.com/

Location: Winchester’s Grill, 632 E. Main St., Ventura

Year created: 1999

Notes: Featuring john Wayne, Gary Cooper, Clint Eastwood and Roy Rogers on his horse Trigger. At the time, the City of Ventura would not allow any art showing a gun or cigar if the person did not have a badge on (note Gary Cooper’s badge and barely visible holster…). The Duke therefore is holding a branding iron instead of the rifle originally planned.

Mural: SUN EARTH WATER

Artist: MB Hanrahan, thembuniverse.com

Location: Santa Clara St., Downtown Ventura

Year created: 2011

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Mural: “Santa Paula Family Farms, 1880s-1930s”

Artist: Chuck Caplinger

Location: Bank of America Building, 715 E. Main St., Santa Paula

Year created: 2002

Notes: http://www.visitsantapaulaca.com/pl-categs/murals/

Mural: “Main Street Santa Paula, ca 1910”

Artist: Art Mortimer

Location: Corner of Main and Mills Streets, Santa Paula

Year created: 1998

Notes: http://www.visitsantapaulaca.com/pl-categs/murals/

Mural: “Santa Paula Citrus Capital of the World”

Artist: Don Gray

Location: Corner of Main and Davis Streets, Santa Paula

Year created: 1999

Notes: http://www.visitsantapaulaca.com/pl-categs/murals/

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Artist: David Flores davidfloresart.com

Location: Michael Kelley Salon and Day Spa, 1895 E. Main St., Ventura

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Mural: “Oaxaca to Ventura”

Artist: MB Hanrahan, thembuniverse.com, RolandoSigüenza,
www.rolandosiguenza.com.mx, Uriel Leon, urielleon.com

Location: Harrison and Ventura Avenues, adjacent to Express Multi-Services at 401 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura

Year created: 2016

Notes: “The mural has a woman holding the moon and a man holding the sun. It is my invitation to mankind to thank what nature is giving us. The entire universe is our home, everything has a place to create balance and harmony in our lives. I also wanted to add a butterfly — such a small creature migrating every year through California to its final destination in Mexico, no passport needed, restrictions do not apply. There is a bird spreading its wings as a symbol of freedom. I love dogs. In many of my works, dogs have a special place. The trees embrace my idea about love. . . . They provide shelter, shade and do not set conditions to be generous. That’s what love means to me.” – Roland Sigüenza, describing his design.

Mural: “Transport in Time & Place: Trains, Planes & Automobiles, 1890s-1940s”

Artist: Wendell Dowling

Location: Ventura County Agriculture Building, 815 Santa Barbara St., Santa Paula

Year created: 2001

Notes: http://www.visitsantapaulaca.com/pl-categs/murals/

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