West Coast Barn Quilt, Kristin Farr, 2018
This mural was hand-painted on site by Farr using no masking tape or straight-edge tools. She selected a customized palette of 16 colors in response to her impressions from walking around downtown Walnut Creek, and asking each passersby “what’s your favorite color?”
With Farr’s mural, the City of Walnut Creek is inaugurating a program to create murals on publicly visible walls throughout the downtown area. For the Lesher Center specifically, a mural wall was constructed to serve as the “canvas” for murals that will change periodically. Farr’s mural will be displayed for up to five years before a new mural concept is solicited from artists.