Today for Tomorrow // April 2024

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Lemon Grove Public Library // Lemon Grove

Mural Artist: Josué Baltézar

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This mural project was created in partnership with Lemon Grove School District and San Diego County Library and designed by Mural Artist Josué Baltézar. The ArtReach Mural Program Team led over 50 community members in design ideation and painting through our design-input workshops and Community Paint Day.

Located on the same block as one of Josué’s previous murals, this piece highlights the library as an uplifting and beautiful community space, welcoming and accepting of all people. Books are featured predominantly to mark the importance of learning, reading, curiosity, and imagination. The focal point of the lemon tree represents the community of Lemon Grove while also signifying growth and new beginnings. The figures placed in the books show that we all have our own stories to tell and create while also touching on family resilience, hope, kindness, caregiving, and neighborhood unity. We loved working with the community members on this project and can already see its impact on this beloved cornerstone of the Lemon Grove community.

We would like to share a special shout out to Scott Borden and Michael Saltsman, Co-Owners of Uptown Tavern, as well as The Rice Family Foundation for making this project possible.