Downtown Gets New, Colorful Mural

The artwork is splashed on the wall of the building at 530 B Street in downtown San Diego's Financial District

Downtown San Diego’s Financial District is a bit brighter these days thanks to a new, bright piece of street art that’s hard to miss.

As part of the renovation of Five Thirty B – the former Union Bank building at 530 B St. – the landlord has commissioned a team of local street artists to paint a 30-foot by 105-foot mural on an exterior wall of the building. The team is led by muralist Maxx Moses.

The art, titled “Inception’s Reflection,” will be completed this week. It features a colorful palate of different shapes and forms meant to energize those who live and work downtown.

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“We wanted something that reinforces our efforts to create a park in the sky, and Maxx and his team certainly accomplished that,” said John Bragg of Kearny Real Estate, the company that acquired the building earlier this year and is leading a $15 million conversion of the space, including turning the once-barren rooftop into a 15,000-square-foot collaborative outdoor meeting space and roof garden.

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Given the mural’s size, it’s visible from several vantage points in the area, including 5th Avenue and B Street.

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