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The Murals of Downtown Redlands

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Depending on how you count, there are at least 40 painted wall murals in and around State Street in Redlands. These works of art are part of the charm that helps make our downtown area so unique.

  1. The Lion

    This lion mural is in the Orange St. alley, commonly referred to as Umbrella Alley. The artist behind this piece is Erok the Lion.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @erokthelion_art

  2. Art of Geoff Gouveia

    You will also find this whimsical masterpiece in Umbrella Alley.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @geoffgouveia

  3. Little Rascals

    This Umbrella Alley mural has sentimental significance to Tim Rochford of Rochford Foundation. He and his family have always loved Little Rascals, and so Larry Dierforff turned their nostalgia into art for the community to enjoy.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    Larry Dierforff

  4. Art of Geoff Gouveia, 2

    Another Geoff Gouveia mural in Umbrella Alley for your enjoyment.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @geoffgouveia

  5. Art of Geoff Gouveia, 3

    The last (or first depending on which side of the alley you enter) mural by Geoff Gouveia in Umbrella Alley.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @geoffgouveia

  6. Hate Burger

    Christine Coates gets edgy with this mural for the new to-go burger restaurant Hate Burger (just opened).

    Photo by About Redlands

    @cc_painter

  7. Redlands Jewelers - Hannah's Wings

    Hannah Ahler's family, owners of Redlands Jewelers, hired Christine Coates to paint Hannah’s Wings in memory of Hannah in Umbrella Alley. Hannah was one of the victims to lose her life in the 2017 Route 91 Harvest festival mass shooting in Las Vegas.

    Note: Please be sure to use the hashtag #CheerstoHannah when you post a picture on social media in front of her wings.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @cc_painter

  8. Redlands Jewelers

    The Redlands Jewelers mural by Christine Coates is next to Hannah's Wings in Umbrella Alley.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @cc_painter

  9. Public Parking

    The downtown parking garage mural on Citrus Ave. across from 5th St. by Christine Coates.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @cc_painter

  10. Redlands Bowl Diamond Jubilee

    Redlands Bowl Diamond Jubilee was originally a painting done by Fred Cowland to commemorate the 75th year of the Redlands Bowl (1924-1998). Larry Dierdorff turned the art into a mural on the Community Bank building, Cirtus Ave. and 6th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    Larry Dierdorff

  11. Redlands Bicycle Classic

    "The Redlands Bicycle Classic is the longest continuous running stage race in American bike racing. From humble beginnings on a Memorial Day weekend in 1985 hosting future stars for the Olympics, Tour de France, and world championships, the Redlands Classic has earned it’s position in history “Where Legends Are Born”." - RBC

    Mural by Larry Dierdorff done in 2001. Located on the Community Bank building, Citrus Ave and 6th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    Larry Dierdorff

  12. University of Redlands Memorial Chapel

    University of Redlands Memorial Chapel with Fireworks mural by Larry Dierdorff done in 2002. Located on the Community Bank building, Citrus Ave and 6th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    Larry Dierdorff

  13. Kimberly Crest

    The Kimberly Crest in a Redlands historic landmark built is 1897 and given to "the people of Redlands" in May 1969. This mural was done by Larry Dierdorff in 2003 and located on the Community Bank building, Citrus Ave and 6th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    Larry Dierdorff

  14. Community Bandstand

    Mural by Larry Dierdorff done in 2005. Located on the Community Bank building, Citrus Ave. and 6th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    Larry Dierdorff

  15. Redlands Orange Growers

    "Citrus may be Redlands most iconic claim-to-fame. In 1882, Mr. E.J. Waite planted the first orange grove. From there, Redlands became the largest naval-orange producing region in the world and maintained its status for almost 75 years. By the 1930s it was home to three fruit packaging centers and more than 1500 acres of citrus groves." -Randy Briggs, Briggs and Coops Coins.

    Mural by Larry Dierdorff done in 2002. Located on the Community Bank building, Citrus Ave. and 6th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    Larry Dierdorff

  16. Redlands Pride

    The citrus crate label "Redlands Pride" was used by Bryn Mawr Fruit Growers Association. Larry Dierdorff painted this mural of it high on the Pacific Western Bank Building, Citrus Ave. and 7th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    Larry Dierdorff

  17. The Frugal Frigate: A Children's Bookstore

    Christine Coates' first job was at the Frugal Frigate. The owners at the time asked her to spice up the exterior. Christine added orange trees and beautiful lettering.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @cc_painter

  18. University of Redlands Administrative Building

    Mural by Rudy Estanque. Located at 6th St. and State St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @DentalGalleryInc

  19. University of Redlands Chapel

    Mural by Rudy Estanque - based on a painting by Jim Wodark. Located at 6th St. and State St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @DentalGalleryInc

  20. Snowy Mountain View and Smudge Pots in Orange Grove

    Mural by Jeff Owens, 1989. There is another side to this mural, but it was unfortunately vandalized by graffiti.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    Jeff Owens

  21. Redlands July 4 Firework Celebration

    Mural by Larry Dierdorff, 1991. Located on the east side of the Professional and Financial Building, 6th and State St.

    **4th of July in Redlands & SoCal

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    Larry Dierdorff

  22. Redlands Theatre Festival at Prospect Park

    "The Redlands Theatre Festival is a non-profit, semi-professional, resident theatre company featuring traditional rotating repertory at the Prospect Park amphitheater. RTF is entering into its 48th consecutive season. The 2020 season will run most evenings, including weeknights, from June 19 to August 1, 2020." - RTF

    Mural by Ted Bergeson. Located on the east side of the Professional and Financial Building, 6th and State St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    Remembering Ted Bergeson

  23. Old Time Redlands

    Mural by Christine Coates, 2001. Located behind Security Bank on Redlands Blvd.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @cc_painter

  24. Kiwanis International

    The Redlands Kiwanis Club funded this mural. Karen Wilmot originally designed it in the 1980s. Mural was restored by Larry Dierdorff in 2014. Located on Redlands Blvd. East of 6th St., across from the Ed Hales parking lot.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    Larry Dierdorff

  25. A Run Thru Redlands

    Redlands Community Hospital’s “Run for Life,” the Redlands Daily Facts’ “5k & 10K” and the Kiwanis Club’s “5K & 10K Run” combined to form the Run Through Redlands - which first took place March 25, 1984.

    "All proceeds from the run are distributed to local charities as well as providing scholarships for local youth as they continue to serve their community and desire to continue their education." - RTR

    The Redlands Kiwanis Club funded this mural. Karen Wilmot originally designed it in the 1980s. Mural was restored by Larry Dierdorff in 2014. Located on Redlands Blvd. East of 6th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    Larry Dierdorff

  26. 1950 Map (Not to Scale)

    Mural funded by Redlands Sunrise Rotary. Originally designed by Dave and Phil Clem and restored by Larry Dierdorff in 2014. Located at 76 Station on Redlands Blvd.

    Fun fact: The population of Redlands in 1950 was 18,429.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    Larry Dierdorff

  27. Try Western Star Soap

    The popular soap sign on the side of the building dates from 1849-1902 and was covered by the construction of the Chandler Building in 1903. The Chandler Building housed Redlands’ first modern post office. When the Chandler Building was demolished in 1972, the sign reappeared. Ed Hales Park now stands where the Chandler Building once was. (Pulled from Bonus Tour portion of the Kids Historic Walking Tour Quiz)

    Larry Dierdorff originally restored the ad in the 1980s, and most recently in 2014. Located at the corner of State St. and 5th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    Larry Dierdorff

  28. Beantobar

    Mural by James McClung. Located next to Parliament Chocolate on Redlands Blvd.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    James McClung

  29. The Process

    "I painted it while working at the chocolate shop. It took three days to complete. The painting was created to show the bean to bar process of the chocolate shop. When given the opportunity to create the mural there was no size limit, so I grabbed two ladders and went to town! There is an x written in one of the chocolates that relates to the artwork I was creating at the time. The cartoonish style is laid back and intended to give the same laid back, fun environment that Redlands itself gives off." - Marcus Mercado

    Mural done in 2015 by Marcus Mercado. Located in Parliament Chocolate courtyard on Redlands Blvd.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @5upermercado

  30. Orange Grove Landscape

    Mural by Zech Ward in 2014. Located in Back Alley's alley, tucked behind the loading docks. 113 N. 5th St. alley.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @zechward

  31. Reading with Friends

    We are still hunting down artist information for his mural. The signature reads GGA, 2013. If you know the artist of this mural please send @AboutRedlands a DM on Instagram or email Niko@Aboutredlands.com.

    Located in the alley of Back Alley Coffee, across from Ed Hales Park on 5th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

  32. Art of Geoff Gouveia, 4

    Mural by Geoff Gouveia. Located in the alley of Back Alley Coffee, across from Ed Hales Park on 5th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @geoffgouveia

  33. Cat Eyes

    Mural by Justin Tecson. Located in the alley of Back Alley Coffee, across from Ed Hales Park on 5th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @justintecson_fine_art

  34. Orange Sunrise

    Mural by Cherie Burris. Located in the alley of Back Alley Coffee, across from Ed Hales Park on 5th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @cherieburriswatercolors

  35. Spray Painted Woman

    Mural by Alley Elaine. Located in the alley of Back Alley Coffee, across from Ed Hales Park on 5th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @misselaneyarts

  36. Cool Cat

    We are still hunting down artist information for his mural. No signature, that we can see. If you know the artist of this mural please send @AboutRedlands a DM on Instagram or email Niko@Aboutredlands.com.

    Located in the alley of Back Alley Coffee, across from Ed Hales Park on 5th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

  37. Art Gal

    We are still hunting down artist information for his mural. No signature, that we can see. If you know the artist of this mural please send @AboutRedlands a DM on Instagram or email Niko@Aboutredlands.com.

    Located in the alley of Back Alley Coffee, across from Ed Hales Park on 5th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

  38. Cat on the Moon

    Mural by J. Rountree, 2019. Located in the alley of Back Alley Coffee, across from Ed Hales Park on 5th St.

    Artist contact: pupluv35@yahoo.com

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

  39. Biking Together

    Mural by Melanie Snyder, 2018. Located in the alley of Back Alley Coffee, across from Ed Hales Park on 5th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @woahlovelymel

  40. Cactus Dreamer

    Mural by Amanda Ewing. Located in the alley of Back Alley Coffee, across from Ed Hales Park on 5th St.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    @andabrea

  41. Abstract Erok

    Mural by Erok the Lion. Located in the alley of Back Alley Coffee, across from Ed Hales Park on 5th St.

    Photo by About Redlands

    @erokthelion_art

  42. Citrus Pups

    The mural was commissioned by the Downtown Redlands Business Association as part of a project meant to beautify the downtown area. Local artist Emily Mann was given a postcard to recreate on the wall outside Furry Face. The original art was pulled from a 1930s calendar. Even the floating glass was part of the original artwork.

    Located on State St. and 9th St., by Furry Face.

    Photo by Bruce Herwig

    Emily Mann

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