Boyes Springs Teen Mural Project

The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art has recently received a NEA grant for a teen mural project. The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent agency of the United States federal government that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence. We're honored to have received this grant and to be working with community partners Art Escape and La Luz Center.

Joaquin Lamar Hailey, aka Chor Boogie, is the internationally renowned lead mural artist who will work with 15 Sonoma teens to create an outdoor mural in Boyes Springs. The team of fifteen will be led by Chor through the design process themed to community and cultural awareness. Painting of the mural is scheduled to begin in early fall on the south wall of Republic of Thrift, located at 17496 CA-12, Sonoma, CA 95476.

Applications for teens who are interested in participating are available at Art Escape, La Luz in the Springs, Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Teen Services Sonoma, The Club at Maxwell Village, SVHS Art Department and College and Career Center, and at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art located at 551 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476.

Please take a look at the video below to see Chor in action working on a mural in NYC!

For more information, you can contact Dianne Aoki at 707.939.7862 x15 or

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