$1.6M Taxpayer Cash to ‘Restore Chicano Murals’?
Artists revealed restored cultural paintings in Chicano Park Friday.
A $1.6 million grant from the federal government provided the funding for restoration of 18 murals in the historic park in Barrio Logan.
“As a young artist I remember coming to San Diego and thinking ‘gosh I wish I could have a mural up at Chicano park,’” painter Mario Chacon said.
The bright art pieces have brought people to Chicano Park since the 1970’s, but time has taken it’s toll.
The artists working on the restoration said each painting has significant symbolism.