North Fair Oaks community to celebrate new mural this Sunday

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The new, gorgeous large mural on Middlefield Road and 2nd Avenue in North Fair Oaks is set to be celebrated at a ribbon-cutting event on Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

Artist Jose Castro, 27, a resident of North Fair Oaks, created the mural as a reflection of history, culture and diversity in the neighborhood, according to San Mateo County Supervisor Warren Slocum, who is hosting the ribbon-cutting along with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

“This mural is more than just a wall with paint. It’s an inspiration and brings life to our people in North Fair Oaks who deal with current and future changes,” Castro said in a statement.

Sunday’s celebration will feature folkorica dancers, mariachi, free hot dogs and a taco truck. Castro will attend along with his muralist mentor Arthur Koch and other county officials.

Slocum praised the new mural for bringing the community together, as many residents and youth participated in its creation, including the actual painting.

This is North Fair Oaks’ second major mural project since 2016. Slocum lauded efforts within his District 4 on numerous public art and beautification projects in recent years.

“The work of art celebrates everything that is unique and special about this community and will enrich the lives of residents and visitors to North Fair Oaks for many years to come,” the supervisor said.