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Colorful mural added at Downtown Bakersfield business

Colorful mural added at Downtown Bakersfield business


TAMI AN ARTIST AND A LOCAL CAFE TEAMED UP TO SLASH MORE COLOR INTO DOWNTOWN BAKERSFIELD. TAKE A LOOK AT THE LATEST MURAL TO GRACE AREA. THIS IS ON THE WALL OUTSIDE RIO ACAI ON CHESTER AVENUE- BETWEEN 18TH AND 19TH STREETS. OWNER SOPHIA CUMMINGS SAYS THE PROJECT WAS ABOUT FEEDING OFF THE VIBRANCY OF DOWNTOWN AND CONTINUING TO ENERGIZE THE AREA. SOPHIA CUMMINGS/ OWNER RIO ACAI “WE REALLY WANTED TO CULTAVATE AND NURTURE THE GOOD ENERGY ALREADY HAPPENING DOWNTOWN.” JENNIFER WILLIAMS/ ARTIST 14:27 “IN MY HEAD WHEN I CREATED THIS FOR THEM I WANTED SOMETHING REALLY VIBRANT THAT HAD THE RIO , THE BRAZIL, ALL THE FUN COLORFUL ASPECTS OF WHAT THEIR BUSINESS IS AND SOMETHING COOL AND SOMETHING DIFFERENT.” ARTIST JENNIFER WILLIAMS- CORDOVA SAYS HE FIRST MURAL PROJECT WAS AT CAFE SMITTEN. SHE HAS ALSO WORKED ON A MURAL AT LOCALE , AND THE EAST BAKERSFIELD POCKET PARK. POCKET PARK. THIS MURAL TOOK HER THREE DAYS. JIM SPARE A THOUGHT AND MAYBE SOME CASH IF YOU SEE VOLUNTEERS WITH RED BUCKETS ON STREET CORNERS.

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