Created By: MAOC Walking Tour
The vibrant murals in Art Alley illustrate the rich culture and history of Santa Ana through a series of scenes painted by the Santa Ana Community Artist(a) Coalition. The Carousel Mural is a tribute to the carousel that once resided in the Fourth Street Plaza. The mural highlights the strong Chicano roots of the city by incorporating a jacaranda tree with blossoming flower-like quinceañera dresses.To the right of Carousel Mural, the mural Viva Santa Ana depicts two jarocho dancers dressed in traditional white attire on a burgundy background. Together, the murals in Art Alley represent the movement among Chicano artists to resist the gentrification of downtown Santa Ana.
Check out the video to learn more about the Santa Ana Community Artist(a) Coalition and their work in Art Alley.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Discover Santa Ana Public Art