San Lorenzo’s Community Identifier

Painting of San Lorenzo’s Community Identifier
to begin in early September!

The Alameda County Arts Commission announces that artist John Wehrle will begin painting the San Lorenzo Community Identifier on both sides of the I-880 Highway overpass above Hesperian Boulevard in early September. The anticipated start date is Wednesday, September 4. John Wehrle’s design includes the words “San Lorenzo” and images of the San Lorenzo Creek including depictions of water, Sycamore tree leaves, and other natural elements such as a dragonfly, turtle, duck, and butterfly. The artist will work during daytime hours, Mondays through Fridays. It will take approximately three to four weeks to complete the project. Professional traffic control will be on site to control lane closures and help ensure public safety. Drivers should expect some delays. For comments and questions, community members can call the Project Hotline at 510-891-5597.

Project Overview

There are three Community Identifier Projects in the County’s unincorporated areas of Ashland/Cherryland, Castro Valley, and San Lorenzo. The Ashland/Cherryland and Castro Valley Community Identifiers were completed in late July 2019. The projects were developed through community interest and support. The overall goal is to help support a positive and welcoming environment for the community and visitors. Community members were involved in the projects from their inception by contributing to community surveys about their neighborhoods, participating in community roundtables and community meetings, providing comments about the artists’ proposal designs, and serving on the artist selection committees. The projects were officially reviewed and approved by the Members of the Alameda County Arts Commission and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. The projects are being completed in accordance with requirements of the Alameda County Public Works

Digital mock-up of San Lorenzo Community Identifier design by artist John Wehrle
Anticipated start date for painting is Wednesday, September 4

For more information, please contact the Alameda County Arts Commission, a Division of the County of Alameda.
Email: artscommission@acgov.org
Website:  www.acgov.org/arts