Eastridge Center commissions community mural to celebrate 50th anniversary

More than 60 community members and children participated in painting with onsite artist Frankie McFly
By: Pacific Retail Capital Partners
Mural at Eastridge Center, San Jose
Mural at Eastridge Center, San Jose
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Jan. 12, 2022 - PRLog -- In partnership with nonprofit Local Color (https://www.localcolorsj.org/) and artist Frankie McFly (https://www.frankiemcfly.com/), Eastridge Center celebrated its 50th anniversary with the commission of a new mural. Inspired by the "Greetings From" mural group Greetings Tour (Victor Ving and Lisa Beggs), the mural reads "Greetings from Eastridge" and showcases local history and landmarks relevant to San Jose. Local community members and children were invited to participate in a Community Mural Day to add their own touches to the mural.

"With this mural, it was really cool to bring this full circle," said Frankie McFly, mural artist. "My parents would bring me here as a kid when they went shopping. It's great to put into Eastridge what Eastridge put into me. I get to add my flavor to Eastridge where Eastridge added its flavor to me and greatly impacted me growing up."

Awarded the Business Support for the Arts Award from the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs and the Arts Commission in 2018 for significant and long-lasting impact on San Jose's art and cultural landscape, Eastridge Center has more than 20,000 square feet of exterior murals, spotlighting California artists and establishing the center as the largest façade of mural space on a shopping center in the country.

"Eastridge Center is thrilled to partner with Frankie McFly and Local Color on this art initiative," said John Peterson, General Manager at Eastridge Center. "Fifty years is such a huge milestone, and what better way to wrap up Eastridge Center's 50th Anniversary than with a beautiful piece of art that celebrates and commemorates our San Jose and Eastridge communities."

About Eastridge Center

Owned and operated by Pacific Retail Capital Partners, Eastridge Center is Silicon Valley's second largest retail destination, featuring 1.4 million square feet of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Hosting the largest exterior mural Artscape at any shopping center in the nation, the property offers a unique retail experience while engaging with the community through the Eastridge Mural Program. Opened in 1971, 2021 marks a milestone as Eastridge Center celebrates its 50-year anniversary as a cultural hub for the diverse San Jose area. Located in close proximity to San Jose's East Foothills and Evergreen neighborhoods, the two-level center provides natural lighting and an open floor plan with access to an impressive 15-screen AMC IMAX Theatre, Round 1 Bowling & Amusements, Macy's, JCPenney, multiple restaurants, and more than 95 stores including H&M, Hollister Co., Tilly's, Victoria's Secret, and Forever 21 RED. For more information, visit eastridgecenter.com (http://www.eastridgecenter.com/) or follow along on social media (Facebook: facebook.com/eastridgecenter (http://www.facebook.com/eastridgecenter), Instagram: @EastridgeCenter (https://www.instagram.com/eastridgecenter/)).

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