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Grover Beach resident hopes to brighten the city with new murals

A thrift store in Grover Beach just got a makeover.
Posted: 6:06 PM, Nov 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-08 08:42:17-05
Grover Beach resident hopes to brighten the city with new murals

A thrift store in Grover Beach just got a makeover.

Krista Jeffries, a local artist, transformed a graffiti-tagged wall at First Class Seconds into a mural. The store is located on 141 N. 6th Street.

Jeffries completed the project with a team of 15 volunteers and said the project wouldn't have happened without the help of Bekah and Justin Venturini, a pair of designers from Oceano.

This is the second mural the team has painted, the first one is located on 11th Street.

The artists used a technique called wheat pasting and a couple hundred dollars of paint to get the mural up.

"I'm glad that this is something that can happen in Grover Beach," says Jeffries, "This isn't something that just happens anywhere, people are really laid back and excited to see some change and to see the city getting more beautiful, and this is just one of the many ways to make it happen."

Jeffries gets most of her volunteers by advertising on social media. You can see the work using #groveartproject.

"It's been great to see people of all ages and skill levels come together to make it happen," says Jeffries.

Jeffries hopes to keep this a trend within the city. She says if you have a wall you want painted, you can email her at shetravelslight@gmail.com.