Moonlight Dance Mural.

Cavorting in Moonlight Mural (Gone)

Field review by the editors.

Santa Cruz, California

A painted wall mural depicts what may be a nightly local ritual: a procession of characters holding hands and skipping along the moonlit Santa Cruz beach. The silhouetted figures include a spike-haired punk and a person in a wheelchair (floating just above the sand).

A label on the work indicates it was created in 1997 by P. Bartczack, with Martin Turner and B. Anna Pederico.

Cavorting in Moonlight Mural

NW corner of Pacific Ave. and Mission St.
Oct. 2017: Reported painted over.

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