The City of Hayward Mural Art Program continues its path towards excellence and deep commitment to its Hayward residents, by working in partnership with various communities, local jurisdictions, commissions, youth and artists to create murals throughout the city. It is with the development and fostering of cultural activism, historical significance, diverse artistic expression and positive collaboration that our mural art takes its inspiration. While this program supports multiple blight elimination efforts, beautification and the promotion of civic pride, its true success shines through in neighborhood enrichment and downtown rejuvenation.
The Hayward Public Art Mural Program is operated in support of the City Council’s “Crime and Public Safety” and “Cleanliness” priorities. The City is taking a pro-active, preventive approach to help eliminate graffiti through the public mural art program, which was implemented in April of 2009. It is the intent of the program to utilize and showcase local Hayward artists. Murals commissioned under this program are expected to reflect the best, most positive attributes of the Hayward community.
Mural Arts Note Cards
We have a new supply of collector-quality Note Cards featuring an exciting selection of murals completed in 2012.
Proceeds directly support the Mural Arts Program and the continued beautification of Hayward.
One dozen 5” x 7” glossy cards (with envelopes) that open to reveal the City’s watermark and plenty of space for a personalized message. A very limited quantity includes “Happy Holidays” inside the top cover.
Cost per box - $20 – Please contact Claudia Borboa at 583-4175 to order.
Artists are invited to submit their completed application forms (including samples of recent art work) to the City of Hayward to: Stacey Sorensen, 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541. As this program is on-going and year-long, applications are accepted continuously; and it is recommended that these applications be updated on at least a semi-annual basis.
Open Mural Art Project for Local Hayward Artists
The City of Hayward is conducting an “open competition” for FOUR separate new mural art projects at four schools in Hayward (Park Elementary, Cesar Chavez Middle, Harder Elementary and Tennyson High).
The artist would be required to: apply primer coat(s); submit draft art work, complete the mural art application, apply appropriate amount of anti-graffiti coating and work with students. Draft art work will be accepted now through April 1st, 2013. “Draft art work will not be returned”. A maximum of four new, original draft art piece “per artist” “per project”, will be accepted. No clip art or photos of art will be accepted.
Some suggested themes are as follows:
Cesar Chavez – “Community”
Tennyson High – “Unity”
Harder – “What does the Harder Community mean to you?”
Park School – Theme tbd
The project is anticipated to begin on or around May 1st, 2013 and completed by October 1, 2013 (weather permitting). Artist will be notified via e-mail or phone, on or around April 8th, 2013 of selection.
The City will fund up to $12,000 per project (one mural project per school). You are welcome to submit drafts for one, two, three or all four projects sites.
Please send submittals to:
City of Hayward Stacey Bristow, Neighborhood Partnership Manager City Hall 777 B Street, 2nd Floor Hayward CA. 94541
Fill out a Service Request by clicking on the link at the top or bottom of this page.
It is the responsibly of the Neighborhood Partnership Manager to review and recommend various art projects to the City Manager’s Office. Artists and designs are then chosen by an internal panel.
The City uses a variety of artist selections process depending on project type, location, funding requirements/restrictions, available resources and timeliness. These would include; Open competition, Limited competition, Invitational, Direct selection, Mixed process and Direct purchase. The City occasionally works to partner artists of complimentary talents and styles for single-purpose locations.
While the current demand for murals far exceeds available resources the city of Hayward continues to accept artist applications in anticipation of future mural projects.
Mission/Foothill Blvd. 28 Utility Box Project – In Progress
Hesperian Blvd. 24 Utility Box Project – In Progress
Jackson Triangle schools (four murals/schools) – Estimated to begin Spring of 2013
South Hayward Tennyson Mural – Estimated to begin Spring 2013
Tennyson Utility Box Murals (7) – Estimated to begin Spring/Summer 2013 Recently Completed:
Hayward Animal Shelter – Completed March 2013
Pinnacle City Sound Wall – Completed Winter/Spring 2013
Nine Utility Boxes in Downtown – Completed Spring 2013
Five Flags Mural (mission/D St.) – Completed winter 2012
On Time Signs (Mission/A St.) Italian Mural – Completed Summer 2012
Ochoa School (Depot Rd.) – Completed Fall 2012
Jackson St. Sound Wall Phase II – Completed Fall 2012
Latin History Mural – Berry & Mission Blvd. – Completed fall 2012
The Grand Terrace Sound Wall Mural Project
Head south on B.A.R.T. and you can’t miss it! Over 10,000 square feet of murals now being placed by Artists Jean Bidwell and volunteers. Enjoy the progress and hear first hand from the artist, the day to day workings of such a grand scale project! Click on the link below for details…
Recent photos from the Grand Terrace/Union Pacific RailRoad Sound Wall Mural Art Project – With over 10,000 sq. ft. of sound wall to cover, this mural is projected to be completed by early summer 2011.
Mission & Berry – Latin Heritage Mural Fall 2010
Winton Middle School – Completed May 2011
Hayward Historical Society – Completed April 2011
Gateway Mural at Foothill & Maple – Completed March 2010
Hayward Main Library Book Drop Box Murals – Completed January 2010
Foothill & B Street – Sugar Shack Mural – Completed July 2010
Bowman Elementary School – Completed September 2010
Over 50 historical facts about Hayward within the Avalon Alleyway Mural. See what you can find. If you get stuck please find the Attached Key!
Donate a Wall
Are you a business owner that is a victim of graffiti vandalism time and time again? Maybe we can help. Traditionally wall murals are a successful deterrent to graffiti taggers. While murals enhance the aesthetics of a building and local community they also offer opportunity for artistic expression and blight reduction. The city is proactively looking to partner with businesses that are in need of assistance in the fight against graffiti.
Service Contact: For consideration in this project, please submit an Access Hayward request with your name, contact information, business location, business name and attached photo(s) of graffiti tagged wall.
If you need assistance or have any questions about the Hayward Public Mural Art Program, please contact Stacey Bristow, Neighborhood Partnership Manager at (510) 583-4233
Additional Information: Artist Application All artists hired for a Mural Art Project are required to complete a business license with the City of Hayward.
You may also submit a service request for this item in the 'Make a Service Request' area below.