A colorful, large scale painted mural depicting the past, present and future of Santa Maria has been installed at the former library at the City Civic Center, facing Broadway on Highway 135.

A mural painted by local teens depicts scenes from Santa Maria including everything from farming to ranching to Santa Maria barbecue.
Local teens painted the 16-foot-by-32-foot mural on an outside wall of the former library. Credit: Courtesy photo

The 16-foot-by-32-foot mural was painted on 16 four-by-eight-foot panels by local teens, under the direction of artists Kym Cochran and Jonathan Smith of The Environment Makers, Inc.

The mural project was coordinated by the city’s Recreation and Parks Department. It is part of Santa Maria’s public arts program and its Smart City, Safe City vision to enrich the community’s quality of life with a sense of its arts, culture and heritage.

Direct questions about the mural to the Recreation and Parks Department, 805-925-0951 ext. 2260.