One of the great things about Eureka is the amazing support the town gives to local artists. Public, outdoor art manifests itself in the form of murals on the walls of buildings all over the Old Town and Downtown centers of Eureka. One of the best ways to appreciate this amazing outdoor art is to take the self-guided walking tour, which will lead you to all the murals. You will get a short explanation of the significance of each mural and find out which artist created the display of art in front of you. You will see amazing pieces like “Indian Island,” “Alley Cats” and “Busy Dogs,” just to name a few. Artist Duane Flatmo is renowned in the area for his unique cubist murals.
The tremendous colors and inspiring scenes add so much to Eureka, and the thriving artistic community is both nationally known and embraced by local residents. This fabulous little tour gives you a chance to breathe the fresh coastal air and feel the sunshine on your face while you enjoy the brilliant artwork sprawled across the cityscape. After the walking tour, you can take a short drive, included on your map, to see the rest of Eureka’s murals.
To get the self-guided map of the town, stop by the Chamber of Commerce at 2112 Broadway and ask for the Eureka Murals Walking Tour Guide.
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