About the Project
A community inspired mural in North Fair Oaks will be painted on 16 rectangular panels located on the 5th Avenue pedestrian walkway in 2023.
Community input is very important to this project!
Your ideas will inspire the artist selected for the project!
Goals of this project include bringing culturally significant public art to the North Fair Oaks community and enhancing the beautification of the community, specifically on the 5th Avenue underpass. The underpass is a well-travelled pedestrian and bicycle path used by residents and visitors.
Improving this area would unite a community divided by the Caltrain tracks, encourage neighborhood cross-fertilization, celebrate the diversity of our community, make the area safer, discourage graffiti, serve as a gateway to North Fair Oaks and encourage walking & biking to the transportation corridors of Middlefield Road and El Camino Real. This vision helps fullfill criteria stipulated in the North Fair Oaks Community Plan of 2011 including safety, transportation and open space.
Community input is very important to this project! A Community Survey will help identify 16 Healthy Community topics for the project’s 16 mural panels. After the survey is complete, two virtual Community Meetings will further engage the community. At Community Meeting #1, the community will discuss the survey results. Proposal award recipients are required to attend this meeting. At Community Meeting #2, proposal award recipients will present their ideas for the mural project.
Artist Selection Process:
A RFP (Request for Proposals), will have two phases, Phase I and Phase 2.
Is an application to apply for the Healthy Community Mural Project. It is open to all artists and/or artist teams living in the nine (9) Bay Area Counties. Artists and/or Artist teams from San Mateo County and North Fair Oaks are encouraged to apply.
From Phase 1, up to three artists will be invited to submit a mural proposal. A proposal award of $2500 will be provided to each of the three invited artists. One artist, or artist’s team, will be commissioned to complete the murals.
Timeline & Community Meetings:
August 14 – Sept 30, 2022
November 17, 2022
Community Meeting #1: Mural Topics
January 26, 2023
Community Meeting #2: Artist Presentations
Public Celebration event, TBA