Two large murals designed by 18 teens from Richmond and San Pablo are set to be unveiled Thursday afternoon at Topline, the exciting new Richmond business accelerator program located in the Marina Bay neighborhood.
The event runs from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 1402 Marina Way.
The murals were sponsored by Marina West Shore partners to celebrate TopLine, which moved here in June and just enjoyed a write up in the San Francisco Business Times. Founder Allan Young calls the incubator the East Bay’s biggest co-working space.
The murals that will help to welcome new companies were created during a free, eight-week summer class that was part of the Richmond Art Center’s traveling Art in the Community programs. The 18 teens worked with Bay Area muralists Fred Alvarado and Alex Wang over the course of 16 classes, learning traditional and urban (spray painting) techniques.
“The murals are a lasting piece of public art that the teens, the business community and the entire city can be proud of for years to come,” said Richard Ambrose, executive director of Richmond Art Center.
Ambrose also praised the City of Richmond for providing R-Transportation vans to transport the students to the mural site.
The teen artists will speak about the design and significance of the murals at Thursday’s celebration.