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The Rock The Walls Mural Bike Ride Saturday, November 17th Showed-off IB's Latest Murals

Nov 26, 2018 02:52PM ● By Paul Spear
The Rock The Walls Mural Bike Ride Saturday, November 17th Showed-off IB's Latest Murals

IB City Councilman Mark West led a group of about 40 bike riders visiting all the latest murals completed earlier in November. The Murals Included a mural at the IB Sports Park, a mural in the alley near the gym at the IB Sports Park and finally, the last mural at the 7 Eleven at 13th Street and IB Blvd were a huge mural was painted on the back of the building. They then concluded their hour-long ride at the Red House Kitchen where the riders enjoyed pizza and beverages. 

During the ride, the bikers got to hear from a couple of the artists as they explained about the mural and their inspiration for doing the mural.

The riders meeting on Saturday, November 17th at 3pm at the IB Little League where Longtime Imperial Beach resident and IB Arts Bureau member and graphic artist Allen Wiseley of Rough House Media did one of the dugouts by the snack bar

The ride will finished visiting the last mural at the 7 Eleven on 13th St and IB Blvd where a beautiful mural went up on the back of the building in the alley. The mural was done by Armondo Nunez who is very well known for his
  murals at Chicano Park. Armondo was there with his grandson Mark as they were putting the finishing touches on a shark that got added to the project after more funds were aided for the project by Mark West. Also involved with the mural was Michelle Ruby who goes by mrbbaby, who was unable to attend.  Jorge Mendoza did the blending of all the colors. 

In between, the bike riders were treated to another mural, a 150-foot mural done in the alleyway wall by local artists Brennan Hubbell and Mati Moon.

All the riders had a great time! This was the 3rd Rock the Walls Mural Bike ride this year organized this year. Also involved in the latest project was IB Arts Bureau (IBAB) member David Frink who helped with the previous 2 projects as well. Allen Wisely of IBAB designed the Rock the Walls Logo for the projects.

Congratulations to all for a job well done!

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Paul Spear, Publisher, and Editor of Dig Imperial Beach 

 

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