An exterior wall of Bobby D’s Cocktail Lounge & Sports Bar facing Marshall Street in Redwood City may soon receive a fun mural that will cover up an unsightly group of electrical boxes at the site.
The Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation (RWCPAF) is applying for a $1,000 grant from the city Arts Commission for the mural by artist Matt Evans.
Evans will receive $3,500 for the art project, including $2,500 from property owner Premier Properties.
The RWCPAF described Evans’ mural for Bobby D’s as “very beautiful, cool and whimsical.” It’s sized at about 10 feet tall by 20 feet wide.
“We believe that a mural incorporating the electrical boxes attached on the side of the Bobby D’s Cocktail Lounge will bring joy and fun to an otherwise ugly wall,” the foundation states in its application, which is set to be reviewed by the Arts Commission at its meeting Thursday. “Passerbys and drivers will be able to enjoy the whimsical jungle critters popping out to greet them.”
Evans is also behind artwork done on four utility boxes at the Redwood City Main Library at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Middelefield Road.
For more about the artist, visit his website here.