New Downtown Art Project

(Elana O’Loskey, Photographer)
Lamorinda Arts Council’s Maggie Boscoe (left), building owner Mo Mashhoon and artist Bill Carmel discuss Carmel’s proof of concept mural The Ballad of Rocky the Squirrel and Andy the Hummer at Mash Gas & Food.

    The Lamorinda Arts Council has launched a new project that aims to beautify downtown.
    Called Artify Orinda, the project is the brainchild of Maggie Boscoe, Arts Council board member and curator of the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library.
    In other cities, it is common to see brightly painted fire hydrants and electrical boxes. Boscoe’s idea is to work with professional artists to create hand-painted renderings on buildings by professional artists working in collaboration with private business owners on both sides of Orinda.

   The first work is a decorative mural on the Mash Gas building at 22 Bryant Way by Bill Carmel, a member of the Lamorinda Arts Council and co-curator of the Orinda Library Art Gallery.
    To get involved, email Boscoe at or

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