FALLBROOK — Art in Public Places will be unveiling its most recent acquisition, a colorful mural created by local artist Brett Stokes, at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 14.
The mural, greeting travelers as they arrive into the downtown historical district, is located at the corner of Main and Elder. It depicts a Santa Fe train crossing Main and includes the old Ellis Hotel as well as Fallbrook’s famous citrus and avocado crops. The trains, once an important part of Fallbrook’s history, were used to transport produce, lumber and passengers.
The Art in Public Places Committee, a division of the Fallbrook Center for the Arts and Fallbrook Village Association, is responsible for finding public art projects and placing them in the village.
This mural will make a perfect addition to the public arts program and will be maintained by the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance. It is painted on panels with UV and graffiti coating and will be able to be removed and placed at a different location if the need arises.