"These kids are artists, they are poets, therefor they feel the weight of the world on they're shoulders. Graffiti is just the vessel to possibilities they may not been told about yet. thats why im here... to tell them."  -AREK


MURAL ARTS PROGRAM:

Our Mural Arts Program is a collaboration between the artist and the community in which it is created. It is inclusive public art that plays in the transformation of communities. They improve civic and cultural landscape and give a voice to the spirit of this region. Murals celebrate the roots of diverse cultures and captures San Diego's history.
Walls that were once empty or filled with graffiti, become works of art that belongs to all of us.

OUR PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Wall Registry
  • Artist Registry
  • Muralists in Training
  • Mural Making
  • Design Mural Programs for Communities & Business Districts

FOR  COMPLETE AND THOROUGH INFORMATION ON OUR PROGRAMS, AND TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP AND OR DONATE TO OUR YOUTH DIVERSIONARY PROGRAMS. FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW.

www.muralallianceproject.org/

or find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/sdmuralalliance


What We Do

There are many ways to solve problems and change lives that are lost and misdirected. Art is and always has been the most powerful and long lasting way to impact an individual, a community or a region. So this is what we do.

San Diego has a problem. Youth are growing in the numbers with the need to express themselves. The need to liberate themselves from the oppression of disenfranchisement and non-acceptance through writing illegally on walls. We are catching them, charging them and then setting them on a path of a life of crime.

San Diego region has a $16 million dollar cost of cleaning this mess up a year. Not to mention the multi-level negative impact it has on a community’s sense of well being, retail sales deteriorating, and property values going down.

We can change all this through a Graffiti Education & Mural Arts Program.Philadelphia has statistics demonstrating the potency of such a program not only for the City and its citizens but the youth as a group and in their individual lives.

Join us in transforming a costly eyesore into walls of beauty through a fully sustainable social enterprise. Let’s invest our time, money and hearts in the youth that are the future of our beloved San Diego.

"Building Community through the Arts"

Our Partners:

The Art Academy
AJA Youth & Photography Transformation
Education COMPACT
I Love A Clean San Diego
San Diego Media Art Center
The Crown Royals
Westfield Mission Valley
Writerz Blok


Who We Are:

Board of Directors:
Richard Arroyo, J.D.
Jeff Pace, SDPD
Linda Sheridan, Director, SDCAA

John Takares, USBank
Kelly Waggooner, J.D.
Robert J. Watkins, R.J. Watkins & Company, Ltd.

Advisory Board:
Cait Boyce, CEO, Oregon Probate
Stuart Burton, Art Academy
Ernie Dronenburg, San Diego County Assessor

Mark Forte, CEO, New Creation Plastering
Linda Litteral, MFA
Sgt. Jeff Pace, SDPD
Lisa Salus, San Diego Media Arts Center
Patrick Taylor, MSW

Frank Urtasun, Regional V.P., SDG&E

Art 4 Change Team:
Art Cruz
Jan Ford

Ken Fortier, SDPD
Joanne Johnson, ALBA School
Terry Hoskins, SDPD
Michele Linley, Deputy District Attorney

     Chief, Juvenile Division
Linda Litteral, MFA

Michael Makram 
Sgt. Jeff Pace, Juvenile Administration, SDPD
Jason Rasch, Supervising Probation Officer,
     Juvenile Gang Suppression Unit/Special
     Operations Unit, 
     County of San Diego Probation Department
Bryan A. Roberts, Detective, Street Gang Unit
     San Diego Police Department
Sandra Rodriguez, Probations Officer
    County of San Diego Probation Department
Lisa Salus, Education Associate, Media Arts Center
Lynn Sharpe-Underwood, Ex. Director

     Commission on Gang Prevention & Intervention
Sergio Zamora, SDPD
Writerz Blok

Dyse One
Hasler
Arek
Sake
Izzy

 
Call a kid a tagger and they’re a criminal.
Help a kid become an artist and everything changes.”
— Writerz Block

MURAL ALLIANCE ARTISTS:

We have some of the nations most dedicated and accomplished professional muralists and graffiti artists as apart of our team and instructors!

For more info on all our Artists, Instructors, Muralists, please follow they're links below. 


DYCE ONE: 

from graffiti artist to an internationaly known brand, name, graffiti artist and clothing line with hundreds of if not thousands of products worldwide. 

www.DyseOne.com


HASLER ONE:

Graffiti Artist Ryan Hoppe AKA Hasler One works on a collaborative mural during the “Underground Art in the Underground” event in the parking structure of Westfield Mission Valley Mall on Saturday March 22nd, 2014. The event was an initiative by The San Diego Cultural Arts Alliance, whose primary focus is to teach youth how to send positive messages through street art rather than graffiti.

Graffiti Artist Ryan Hoppe AKA Hasler One works on a collaborative mural during the “Underground Art in the Underground” event in the parking structure of Westfield Mission Valley Mall on Saturday March 22nd, 2014. The event was an initiative by The San Diego Cultural Arts Alliance, whose primary focus is to teach youth how to send positive messages through street art rather than graffiti.


SAKE - Saratoga SAke:

In 1982 Sake became one of the first graffiti artists in San Diego County at the tender age of twelve. Sake, the last in a long list of nom de plumes, with his stylized lettering and characters inspired hundreds of kids across San Diego County to pick up the spray can as a medium to create art. Sake’s reputation as a serious artist grew out of respect for his technical skill, creating his first portrait with spray paint in 1986. He continued his quest for detail and realism with spray paint. Eventually Sake gained the attention of the San Diego art scene, taking home two EMMY awards for his portrait work for the Fox network in 1991.


Izze (WST)

Wild Style Technicians clothing owner, lead designer, and crew member