Unveiling of Ramona’s second H.E.A.R.T. mural is Saturday
The latest completed mural will be unveiled at Ramona Business Barn on Saturday, March 16, from 3 to 6 p.m.
San Diego artist Linda Churchill will be putting the final touches on Ramona’s second mural, sponsored by supporters and members of the equine community, said Elaine Lyttleton, president of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Project.
A private VIP reception will be held with the artist, with a tasting of local wines paired with cheese and appetizers for those who have donated to this mural. Fundraising activities carry on right to the finish line, so it’s not too late to become a donor, said Lyttleton. PayPal is set up on the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural website at ramonamurals.com.
The mural group is encouraging businesses to donate $250 with the added benefits of being listed on the plaque at the site, and acknowledgment and links on the website to the business’ website. Horse owners are asked to donate $10 a horse.
An opportunity drawing will be held at the unveiling and an auction of a copy of the mural signed by the artist.
Ramona Business Barn is at 369 Main St. at the corner of Fourth and Main.
The mission of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project is “to encourage economic vitality by increasing tourism, promoting community pride, and celebrating our rich cultural heritage through an outstanding outdoor visual arts program.”
Since the first mural installation of Casey Tibbs on the Town & Country Real Estate & Home Loans building at 10th and Main streets, the mural group has been negotiating with building owners, issuing artist calls, and fundraising. Ramona Chamber of Commerce is actively fundraising for a mural depicting “historic Ramona commerce,” the artist has been chosen, and the selection of its location is being finalized. Work is expected to begin this spring.
All the murals will follow the H.E.A.R.T., which is an acronym coined to reflect Ramona’s location in the geographic center of the County — the heart of San Diego County. The letter “H” stands for historic and hiking, “E” for equine, “A” for arts, antiques and agriculture, “R” for scenic rural vistas and drives, and “T” for tasting of fine wines (Ramona Valley was designated an American Viticultural Area in 2006 by the federal government.)
For information on how you can help or participate, contact Lyttleton at 760-787-1102.
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