Artist Linda Churchill of San Diego has begun work on the Equine Mural for the Business Barn wall at Fourth and Main streets. She is painting on panels in her studio, which is how the Casey Tibbs mural on the Town & Country Real Estate building was done.
Completion and installation for the Business Barn wall is targeted for mid-February.
“Our plea for just $10 per horse owned, and $250 per equine-oriented business is starting to garner support with donations from Dennis and Kristin Zook, Jeff Wells and Cynthia Galloway, and John and Arvie Degenfelder,” said Elaine Lyttleton, president of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project Board spearheading the effort. “A donation of $500 was received from the San Vicente Saddle Club, too. We need to raise $7,500 so encourage other horse owners to help.”
Those working on the project ask horse owners who are doing business with any of the equine businesses in town to encourage them to donate, too — “for good public relations exposure.”
Equine-related businesses donating at least $250 will receive recognition on a plaque on the mural wall, and on the mural project website with links to the businesses’ websites.