To address graffiti discovered underneath the Cheatham Street bridge, Keep San Marcos Beautiful staff designed and painted the Kaleidoscope No. 19 mural. Above, the new mural underneath bridge next to the San Marcos River. Photo courtesy of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce. Below, Keep San Marcos Beautiful staff, volunteers and members of the San Marcos Mural Arts Program Committee paint the Kaleidoscope No. 19 mural. Photo courtesy of the City of San Marcos
During the construction of the San Marcos Shared-Use Path Trail Project, a significant amount of graffiti was discovered underneath the Cheatham Street bridge. In order to remedy this issue, Community Enhancement Initiatives Manager Amy Thomaides and Innovation Manager Charlotte Wattigny designed the Kaleidoscope No. 19 mural to be painted on the underside of the bridge. The name is a nod to the 19 separate colors used within the mural.