Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza Circa 1924
A sampling of Santa Paula and 29 Palms murals that served as inspiration for the Hermosa Beach Murals Project.
Making A Positive Impact One Wall At A Time
Hermosa Beach Murals Project is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit foundation #27-1662126 dedicated to improving the downtown business corridor of Hermosa Beach through art.
Inspiration for the Mural Project
Chuck Sheldon- a longtime Hermosa Beach resident and former mayor- founded the Murals Project in late 2009 after he and a group of friends toured the murals of Santa Paula and 29 Palms in California.
Chuck was inspired. He realized that murals can beatify a downtown business corridor, attract tourists which positively impacts the local economy and capture Hermosa’s rich and eclectic historical events that otherwise might be lost.
Chuck gathered some close friends and neighbors, formed The Hermosa Beach Murals Project (HBMP), a non-profit corporation, and began planning Hermosa's first mural.