Adams’ murals

Posted: August 10th, 2018 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff

Local artists spruce up the avenue

Adams Avenue received a colorful makeover last month.

Sixteen artists were chosen to decorate electrical boxes scattered along the popular Normal Heights street on Saturday, July 14. The project was hosted by Normal Heights Urban Arts and sponsored by Adams Ave Business Association and Normal Heights Community Development Corporation.

Taina Berardi, who also participated in the North Park electrical box painting event back in March, draws inspiration from nature. (Photo courtesy of the artist)

The artists included:

  • Taina Berardi
  • Janine Wareham
  • Bryndan Bedel
  • Ashley Rang
  • Chris Berger
  • James Armenta
  • Heather Rust
  • Roderick Reboton
  • Rebecca Noelle
  • Skye Amber Sweet
  • Barbara Cerf
  • Isabel Jackson
  • Karin Foster
  • Ely Mayoral
  • Lydia Phillips
  • Maw Cazares

Rebecca Noelle paints Normal Heights landmarks (Photo courtesy of the artist)

Little Italy resident Rebecca Noelle’s painted her utility box — located between Starbucks and the Masonic Lodge on Adams Avenue and Felton Street — with Normal Heights landmarks. She chose to depict scenes in acrylics of nearby landmark buildings and houses, including The Ould Sod Irish pub across the avenue and the Methodist Church farther east.

Noelle noted that people stopped by her work site daily, including children who enjoyed watching progress on the utility box artwork, especially the small animals she included among the scenes.

“I have never felt so appreciated as an artist,” she said. “This is a gift, my gift to the community.”

See more photos of the artists and their painted electrical boxes on our Facebook page, You can also visit Normal Heights Urban Arts Facebook’s page at

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