Mural Location: Petaluma, Ca
(San Francisco, Bay Area)
Our mission working with Public Storage and Terrapin Investments was to create a large scale Outdoor mural project that inspires and wholeheartedly represents the community of Petaluma, California, a small town about 45 minutes north of San Francisco, California. Muralist Maxfield Bala worked with the client to create a modernized version of the classic "Welcome to" postcard as a way to represent the City of Petaluma in a fun, vibrant and creative way. Each letter is filled with local iconography that helps tell a story relative to Petaluma's vibrant history and culture. The letter "P" features the Petaluma Clocktower, Letter "E" features the Petaluma River, Letter "T" features the Petaluma History Museum, Letter "A" features the Mcnear Building, and Letter "L" features Eggs as part of the town history as the Egg Capital of the world. The letter "U" features the old bank building a Downtown Petaluma fixture, Letter "M" features the Petaluma Grain Elevator and finally, Letter "A" features a chick. The "Welcome to Petaluma" mural is located off Highway 101 North heading towards San Francisco. The 13' tall by 40' mural was painted using a variety of materials including acrylics, latex, and aerosol paints and was sealed with a UV / weather resistant and a graffiti proof clear coat to further protect the exterior mural painting.