Murals proposed for Cupertino

Murals proposed for CupertinoImage of retaining wall presented during the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on Dec. 7, 2017.

Murals are proposed for Cupertino as part of a project being explored by the city’s Fine Arts Commission called Art in Unexpected Places.

Michael Sanchez, a member of Cupertino’s Fine Arts Commission, briefly discussed the project earlier this month at the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting.

A 5-by-20 foot retaining wall that appears to belong to city-owned Blackberry Farm (pictured above) could be a good spot for a mural, Sanchez said.

“I’ve spent some time talking with the Fine Arts Commission at the City of San Jose to see how they do it, where they do it, what criteria they use, where they access artists and how they find properties to do it,” he said.

Murals would have to be both relevant to the city and compelling to pedestrian traffic. They should “reflect the approach and culture and diversity of the city,” Sanchez said.

Sanchez hopes to discuss the possibility further in 2018.