On Wednesday, the City Council of Cathedral City honored fifteen artists who participated in the first round of the Public Bench Beautification Project at the Cathedral City Public Library located at 33530 Date Palm Drive.
The beautification project, organized by the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission, requested local artists to submit designs to paint art murals on fourteen outdoor public benches surrounding the public library and one public bench at Memorial Park. More than 70 submissions were received from local artists and the top fifteen were approved by the art commission and city council. Those fifteen benches are now completed and available to the public to view and appreciate.
Each artist will receive a $1,000 stipend from the public art fund for painting the murals. A dedication video of the event that showcases the benches will be made available soon.
The artists selected were:
Joana Adams, Cherry Blossom (located at Memorial Park)
Lauren Avitia, Abstract Cactus
Passion Cardenas, Concept 3
Mayte Cedena, Love & Romance
Tony DiSiena, Books for All
Adam Labuen Garcia, Red Hawk/Lizard
Yvonne Gaudet, Hide & Go Seek
David Gonzalez, Saving Bees
Eduardo Kintero, Paint tubes
Karla Lopez, Helping Hand
Jim Pietras, Stripes
Ernesto Ramirez, Roses
Patrick Sheehan, Chevron Design
Kat Trevino, Book/Butterflies
Shiloh Williams, I’ll Wait here