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HEAVY PUBLIC ART GUIDE 2024

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NEW DROP!

Introducing the first-ever The Heavy Industries drop! We're thrilled to present the limited edition Baker skateboard, designed by the talented artist Bud Herrera. Get your hands on this unique limited edition piece before it's gone!

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Welcome to The Heavy Public art guide 2024, where we take you on a journey through the urban landscape to explore the most captivating public art installations. Join us as we discover the hidden gems and iconic masterpieces that adorn our cities. Get ready to be inspired and amazed by the creativity and beauty that surrounds us. Let's embark on this adventure together!

Take a trip through Santa Ana's Public art guide 2024

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Tacos Madre Mexican Cantina

3390 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Step into Tacos Madre Cantina, where the drinks are cold and the tacos are hot. Our lively atmosphere and delicious Mexican cuisine make for the perfect night out with friends. Join us for a fiesta you won't soon forget!

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"Creator, Quetzalcoatl"

313 N Bush St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

 

Iconic "Quetzalcoatl" mural located in the heart of Orange county on Third and Bush St., Santa Ana, California Funded in part by the City of Santa Ana Arts and Culture Office, 2018. The design depicts Aztec feathered serpent known to be the creator of Art and Science. Artist fuse Chinese and Aztec dragon to celebrate the diversity in the community.

Funded in part by the City of Santa Ana

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"Santa Ana BornxRaised"

3202 W Warner Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Battres Construction is a family-owned business located in Southern California. We are your very best value for all of your residential design-build projects. With integrity being our core value, our goal is to provide top-quality craftsmanship for every job. Battres Construction is a dynamic company that fosters a fundamental belief in continuous improvement, innovation, and collaboration. Our pledge to that ideal has helped create a long list of satisfied customers and referral partners.

HGTV set for Battres construction

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"From the earth"

3023 S Orange Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92707

From The Earth is a fully licensed cannabis dispensary built with our community in mind. Everything we do is created for you.

Our company is built upon three cornerstones that create the foundation for all that we do. We personalize each and every customer experience based on your unique needs. We are here to help you learn about cannabis, live with the benefits, and grow as an individual.

Legal Dispensary

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"Blue Bowl 2.0"

 363 S Main St #100, Orange, CA 92868

Abstract design for Blue bowl 2.0 located at the new Helen Caloggero Women’s & Family Center for Providence Hospital

Blue Bowl

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"Las Flores"

3390 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Step into Tacos Madre Cantina, where the drinks are cold and the tacos are hot. Our lively atmosphere and delicious Mexican cuisine make for the perfect night out with friends. Join us for a fiesta you won't soon forget!

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Myrtle Alley Magic

435 S Hickory St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

The Heavy connected with Community leaders and neighbors to come together and invest in the Pacific Park Myrtle art alley project in 2021. An alleyway located between Myrtle and Hickory, a block from Roosevelt-Walker Academy Elementary school. This initiative calls for strategic investments to be made in public art along alleys that students use when walking between home and school. As well as healing our community through art, culture, safe placemaking, and art therapy

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Explore the urban landscapes

"Evoke the spirit of the jacaranda"

102 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

The Jacaranda tree holds a special place in my heart. I grew up in Santa Ana, where these tree's bloom every spring, painting the city with their vibrant purple flowers. Whether walking to my art studio,
school, or simply strolling around the neighborhood, the Jacaranda tree was always in sight. It symbolizes rebirth, wealth, good luck, and wisdom. Despite its beauty, some people dislike the Jacaranda tree because of the mess it creates with its fallen flowers. However, I see the true essence of this iconic flower and want to shift the perspective of those who may not appreciate it. My design,
"Evoke the spirit of the Jacaranda," celebrates the beauty of this representation. Through this design, I hope to remind commuters passing through the South Main Corridor of the Jacaranda tree's
significance. It is a symbol of resilience and a reminder that even after the coldest and darkest of winters, spring always brings renewal and growth.

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"Innerself"

1212 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

The mural was a gift to the community of Santa Ana in the peak of the COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown. The artist wanted to promote peace. The image depicts a mother earth being encompassed by nature, manifesting inner peace and remaining aware of its surroundings. Allowing her to remain centered and at peace from within, and using her energy to bend earth and create the world around her.

"Plantando Semillas"

1465 S Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92707

As I propose a design for the Edinger and Main Street intersection, I pondered on the many commuters that pass through this busy area. I wanted to create a peaceful atmosphere that would inspire people to plant seeds of their own. Looking back at the history of the South Main corridor, I couldn't help but be inspired by the many innovators who planted seeds and nurtured them to fruition. From Rickenbacker
guitar, who revolutionized the music industry, to the Heinz factory, a historical innovator and entrepreneur who played a significant role in shaping the United States, to Kate Sessions, a botanist whose hard work in planting seeds impacted Balboa to Santa Ana, these pioneers were able to create art and culture that profoundly influenced music, film, and classic Americana. With my design, "Plantando Semillas," I aim to capture this spirit of innovation and creativity. In the painting, I am depicted with a large, colorful Quetzalcoatl dragon, symbolizing the power to tame the dragon within ourselves and unleash our full potential. This painting is a tribute to all those who have planted seeds and nurtured
them with care, who have dared to dream and succeeded beyond their wildest imaginations. Through this design, I hope to inspire commuters passing through the intersection to plant their own seeds of creativity and innovation, to nurture them with care, and to watch them blossom into something truly beautiful.

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"Ancient Guide"

435 S Hickory St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Community Engagement project, Myrtle Art Alley located in Pacific Park Neighborhood. Sponsored by MAAG. Immerse yourself through an entire alleyway in East Side Santa Ana engulfed with murals

- Limited Edition Print Sale -

"Betta"

435 S Hickory St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Betta fish come from murky muddy waters, they are the only fish who have evolved due to their environment by swimming to the top and breathing oxygen to survive. They adapt,…reminding us that only the strong will survive.

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"Respirar Lucha" &
"One with nature"

 

313 N Bush St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Custom design for City of Santa Ana's Public restroom project designed by Bud herrera & Kimberly Duran

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"Community First"

62 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Commissioned by : Santa Ana Police Department, Santa Ana, CA Cafe mural Artist: The Heavy, Lead by Kimberly Duran and Bud Herrera Youth engagement artist collaborated with Jesus Cruz, Isaiah Rodriguez, Allegra Ruesga, Immanol Perez, Alonzo Ruesga

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"Santa Ana garden"

National Fitness Court campaign X City of Santa Ana fitness court located at Delhi Park, Santa Ana, CA

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"La Ofrenda"

206 E 4th St unit b, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Third and Bush St., Santa Ana, Califiornia “La Ofrenda”, inorder to live we must confront death. A life for a life, we offer a gift ,an ofrenda for the dead. For this is our offering to the life beyond this one. Mural inspired the Mighty Duck Collaboration

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"Love thy neighbor"

435 S Hickory St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Project was a grassroots collaboration with Pacific Park neighborhood. The Inez Lopez family sponsored the interactive banner to create a sense of neighborhood pride in the Pacific park neighborhood in Santa Ana. Artist developed a "Love thy neighbor" banner to spread love in the community. This piece is currently exhibiting in the alley by the Park Town apartments off Hickory and Myrtle in Santa Ana.

"In full bloom"

435 S Hickory St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

The Jacarandas are impressive trees in May when covered with clusters of blue tubular flowers. The ground below them turns rapidly blue, and some gardeners might object to that quantity of litter, but we cannot be discouraged by that. A variety 'Alba' with white flowers, and denser foliage, is occasionally available. Flowers in spring are trumpet like lavender and 2" long by 1 1/2" wide. There are white and pink also. If the tree is given too much water, the leaves appear first, somewhat spoiling the startling effect of the flowers. The flowers are followed by woody, disc-shaped seed pods. Many may commute pass the jacaranda trees daily and can often overlook them. We must preserve the beauty that these flowers bring to our neighborhood. A visual representation of honoring the flower in its full bloom. My design is an effort to capsulize
the flower and appreciate it whether pink, white or lavender. Reminding the viewer and commuter of the great addition that this flower brings to the neighborhoods that make up Santa
ana and the South Main Corridor.

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"Adelita"

409 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Hectors Mariscos, Downtown Santa Ana, Collaboration between artist Bud Herrera and Kimberly Duran

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"Portal to Centennial"

2800 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Commissioned by CSM Real estate for Main place Mall Date: September 2021 Develop an abstract interactive portal design Medium: Aerosol Location: Santa Ana, California

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"Hand of god"

435 S Hickory St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Manos de dios designed by artist Bud Herrera for Myrtle alley magic community giveaway project. Funded in part by The City of Santa Ana

"Once upon a time..."

435 S Hickory St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Community engagement project to uplift neighborhood pride in the Pacific Park neighborhood. 

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"Born & Raised"

2800 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Commissioned by CSM Real estate, Mainplace Mall Date: November 2019 Medium: Acrylic and Aerosol on Canvas, Colorful Santa ana water tower icon, Collaboration between artist Bud Herrera and Kimberly Duran

"Once upon a time..."

435 S Hickory St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

The Heavy connected with Community leaders and neighbors to come together and invest in the Pacific Park Myrtle art alley project in 2021. An alleyway located between Myrtle and Hickory, a block from Roosevelt-Walker Academy Elementary school. This initiative calls for strategic investments to be made in public art along alleys that students use when walking between home and school. As well as healing our community through art, culture, safe placemaking, and art therapy. 

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"Prince charming"

435 S Hickory St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Welcome to Pacific Park East Side Santa Ana, where art meets community! Our talented artists have created a stunning walkway that will take you on a journey through a public art gallery. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and unique designs that showcase the beauty of our neighborhood. We hope this project will help uplift the community and build neighborhood pride. Come and experience the magic of art in our community!

"Madre Naturaleza"

419 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Macres mural community art project lead by Artist Kimberly Duran & Elizabeth Cardenas, large contribution from Stacey Patino. Collaboration with 20 different artist/community members, SA Arts coalition. Over 150 community surveys inspired the mural design developed.

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"A place called home..."

435 S Hickory St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

The Heavy connected with Community leaders and neighbors to come together and invest in the Pacific Park Myrtle art alley project in 2021. An alleyway located between Myrtle and Hickory, a block from Roosevelt-Walker Academy Elementary school. This initiative calls for strategic investments to be made in public art along alleys that students use when walking between home and school. As well as healing our community through art, culture, safe placemaking, and art therapy. 

"Rhythm of South Main"

Santa Ana, CA 92707

Rickenbacker is the guitar maker that brought the electric 12-string to market and has since been responsible for establishing what a guitar should do let alone sound like. Rickenbacker guitars and basses have a unique sound and feel, with much narrower necks than Fender bass guitars, and a wide range of sounds. Some early users include Paul McCartney in The Beatles and Roger Waters in Pink Floyd. In homage to the creators of Rickenbacker guitars, we must acknowledge the large contribution and impact they have made in the music scene, from Rock and roll to Jazz they have impacted past, present and future generations. “The Rhythm of South Main” is a visual representation of the conglomeration of soul that was
created from the hand-crafted guitars that came out of Santa Ana. My choice in color highlights the Santa ana winds and the jacaranda trees that blow through the corridor. Carrying this rthym
n all throughout Main
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"Mariposa"

60 Civic Center Plaza – Third Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92701

There is a Native American legend that says, " If you have a secret wish, capture a butterfly and whisper your wish to it. Since butterflies cannot speak, your secret is safe in their keeping. Release the butterfly, and it will carry your wish to the Great Spirit, who alone knows the thoughts of butterflies. By setting the butterfly free, you are helping to restore the balance. 

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"Secret Garden"

931 Highland St, Santa Ana, CA 92703

Mural for Pio Pico Elementary school in Santa Ana California. Collaboration between artist Bud Herrera and Kimberly Duran

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