Downtown Lompoc Unveils Unique Crosswalk
Mar 24, 2016 07:54AM
By Ryan Frisch
Located along scenic Highway 1 and in the equally stunning Santa Ynez Valley, the city of Lompoc now has the distinction of being the only place between LA and San Francisco to feature street art that uses crosswalks as canvases.
The four crosswalks, located at the intersection of H Street and Cypress Avenue, include depictions of wine bottles, grapes and the state flower, the California poppy. The stencil paintings took four hours to complete and feature the winning designs submitted by local residents.
The new designs were paid for by a $30,000 grant provided by The Santa Barbara Foundation. City officials are hoping to expand the street art project to other busy intersections downtown. Local residents hope the new installation draws more people from the area to Lompoc for the various festivals and events held there.