The Downtown Tracy Mural Project began in the summer of 2015 in conjunction with the Tracy Artwalk.
Local and regional artists are invited to create murals and street art at 7th Street and in Jackson Alley on the walls of the Grand. This innovative project features temporary murals owned by the City of Tracy. They remain on display from weeks to years, rotating as new works are presented. The public appreciation of these projects has led to furthur interest to create murals at other locations in downtown Tracy.
Several themes have been explored in a variety of media, ranging from spray paint to wheatpaste, energizing the streetscape and celebrating the arts in our community. We are open to any ideas which add interest and excitement to the downtown district!
Artists and creative collectives are invited to submit proposals on-going. Proposals and project creation is managed the Cultural Arts Manager who is available to assist artists through the process. Proposals are kept on file and remain the property of the City of Tracy. Selected artists will be contacted to participate in current and future opportunities, and invited artists will be compensated for time and materials.
Artists currently featured on 7th Street and Jackson Alley: Matthew Blacconiere (2017/18), Hector Covarrubias (2019), Ilena Finocchi (2015), Paco Garcia (2017/18), Caitlynn McNamara (2018), Kenny Mencher (2016), and John Thomason (2018).
**2019 Update #2: Please note we anticipate the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts will receive repairs and re-painting of the facility in the summer of 2019. While most of the current murals will be covered at that time, the Mural Project will relaunch with new projects in 2019-20 as part of the City of Tracy – Civic Art Program, in collaboration with the Tracy Arts Commission. During this transition, we will explore the possibilities of having both temporary and semi-permanent projects going forward.
If you are interested in being a part of the Downtown Tracy Mural Project, please provide these materials:
- contact info – name/address/phone/email/website
- bio/resume/work samples – tell us who you are and what you do
- renderings – scale concept drawing(s) of the mural(s) you want to create
Proposals can be dropped off at Patron Services at the Box Office or mailed to:
Mural Project c/o
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
715 Central Avenue
Tracy, CA 95376