Del Norte County is known as the place where the redwoods meet the sea collision of silent, ancient forests with the churning power of the Pacific. Worlds dramatically convene and our local artists thrive, inspired by the wondrous beauty of the region. More than 30 murals and mosaics on public buildings throughout Del Norte County capture the essence of life on California’s Redwoods Coast, illustrating the symbiotic relationship between our community and our environment in striking and unexpected ways.
The Redwoods Mural Society offers a free self-guided tour of the region’s murals and mosaics, beginning in downtown Crescent City and continuing on to many of the places that form the backbone of our community. At the Crescent City Harbor, you can watch dozens of fishing boats set off at dawn in search of tuna and salmon, and then view the harbor murals for an idea of how our community lives in harmony with the awesome power of the ocean. At Bess Maxwell Elementary School, the Water is Wonderful mosaic of students art captures the spirit of growing up next to the Pacific Ocean, and Underwater Garden portrays the ocean as a deep-sea forest teeming with life. The Smith Valley Rancheria and Elk Valley Rancheria tribal murals illustrate the importance of our region’s natural resources to the heritage and future of the tribes.
Although the murals depict a wide range of regional treasures and natural resources, each one offers visitors unique insight into how our incredible natural surroundings have shaped and sustained our community. The Redwoods Mural Society tour brochures can be picked up at the Visitors Center.
Seasons Open: Year-Round
For More Information, Contact:
Crescent City/Del Norte County Visitors Bureau
1001 Front Street, Crescent City, CA 95531