Using the sidewalk begin walking around the building. Go along Olive to your left. Cross thestreet at Wishon going south then back along Olive the store called Karen’s Keepsakes. Question: Name the artists/famous people shown here.Discuss with your parents: what is graffiti? Is it bad; is it OK?Today some graffiti is called tagging. This is done without permission and can be found mostanywhere.If you were the artist of one of today’s murals, how would feel if someone ‘tagged’ your mural?Although this is the end of the Seen Around Fresno spy adventure today…. You might enjoy a treatfrom one of the many restaurants too.Keep an eye open for more art… there’s a lot to find!Answers:1) Box office and portico 3a) Mission 3b) stained glass 4a) she isplaying a keyboard 4b) Streamline Modern 5) Superman, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra
Answers:1a) 1872 1b) Fresno Ash 2)3) washing clothes or Big A… it just is! 4a) many 4b) stones from local streams 4c) some due to badrepairs; most to reflect the ground before the mall.5a) 5c) smooth/rough natural/man-made tall/short
Although this is the end of the Seen Around Fresno spy adventure today…. You might enjoy a treatfrom one of the many restaurants too.Answers:1a) 1b) 2a) 2b) look near the north end of the mural forscribbles3) playing music & dancing 4a) mother earth or god. She is giving life 4b) the created earth
Answers:2 western scene 3)xxxxxx 5a) Marcus. Old Town stores show an old west theme in theirarchitecture
Out of Town OptionsFor some art a bit farther afield, try The Rotary Club’s Freeway Murals.Local Freeways 41 and 168The Rotary Club of Fresno was honored by the state for their Highway Art projectalong the Freeway, depicting our region’s unique landmarks and diverse culturalcomposition. In addition to beautifying the areas highways, mosaics are intendedto attract business, recreational travelers and residents to the rapidly growingCentral Valley.The mosaics are considered to be the only ones of their type in the nation. Muralsmeasure a hefty 8 by 20 feet and consist of some 25,000 tiles chosen for theirvibrant colors. Community members young and old donated thousands of hours inplanning and construction of these works of art created through area high schoolart departments.Each work features uncommon colors and textures, showcasing a city landmark.Murals are placed at several key locations:‘Wilderness’Strategically placed on Hwy 168 at Shields Ave.‘Fields’Featured at Hwy 41 & Audubon Dr.‘The Tower Theater’This memorial welcomes visitors at the Hwy 99/180 interchange.‘Sunset at the Water Tower’Set Hwy 41 & Jensen Ave. See how many more you can find as you explore our city!
Childrens Tours and Programs Children are some of our best customers and they love our tours! Brownies and Girl Scouts: Need help with your Listening To the Past Try -It or your Local Lore badge? We offer programs that meet most of the requirements for these two achievements. Listening To the Past Try-It begins at the Free Speech area on Fulton Mall where we examine and draw the historic marker of our city’s founding. Then its down the mall to learn about old buildings, hear some fascinating stories, and play a bit of I Spy. Well be together for about an hour. Local Lore badge begins on the oldest residential street in Fresno where we learn about historic preservation and the uses for old buildings. Then we explore the cultural arts district and learn about the different architectural styles in some of the buildings in our city. This program takes about 90 minutes.Each Scout program costs $8 per participating scout, with no chargefor non-participating siblings or leaders. The tours are scheduled by thetroop leader at the troops convenience. To schedule a troop tour contact the office at 559.392.4471 or info@AboutTownTaste.com
We also offer Explore the City! guides for interesting tours on a theme.These self-guided adventures take you to the art and buildings, give youthe historical information and include a map by local artists. We try toinclude discounts to businesses along the route as well.Some current titles Planes, Trains & Automobiles Mural, Mural on These Walls Sacred PlacesPublished quarterly, Explore the City! guides are available at All ThingsFresno, 1425 Fulton, Fresno, CA or by mail from our office, just $10 eaSend payment to 4666 N. Glenn Ste D, Fresno CA 93704. Please allow 3wks for processing.About Town Taste unique walking adventures……weave art, architecture, history and food into walks of discovery in diverselocal neighborhoods.Our vision is to be experts on our community and share our love of this city withlocals and visitors alike. Each weekend our walking adventures tread into localneighborhoods that explore the art and architecture of the area woven with tales ofour historic past. We take you to the art, discussing various aspects of art and the community We have exclusive interior access into historic buildingsWe examine neighborhoods as they are and face its current conditions as well aswhat is in development. We hope you enjoyed your introductory taste of the citywith your child.
About Town Taste offers the regular walking adventures everyweekend: 1st wkds Downtown Art & Architecture 2nd wkds Art Born of Graffiti 3rd wkds Art & Antiques 4th wkds Tower Art TasteEach of our regular adventures include more art, architecture and tales ofour historic past along with food tastes along the way.Be they artists, pioneers or restaurateurs; characters all, they make our cityunique!Walking adventures step out every Saturday morning @10a and May 1st toSept 1st we add Friday evenings about 6p too.All walks last about 2hrs. and include tour, tax and food. Advance reservations necessary via BrownPaperTickets.com (discounted tickets) info@AboutTownTaste.com or 559.392.4471Scouts: Well give Scouts in uniform a discount off the regular price of thefull tour when accompanied by an adult.