Normal Heights Takes Flight With New Mural Fundraiser

The Adams Avenue community is raising funds to help cover the costs of a new mosaic mural in Normal Heights

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Have you ever dreamed of contributing beautiful artwork to your local community but might not have the artistic skills necessary?

The Adams Avenue Business Association (AABA) is seeking your help.

The AABA, Normal Heights Urban Arts Group and Normal Heights Community Development Corporation are asking community members for financial support for the installation of a new permanent artwork.

The "Kaleidoscope of Butterflies," and 18-foot-by-8-foot mosaic mural project is set to be installed on the exterior walls of the Adams Recreation Center building on 35th Street.

Butterfly Mural Design
Kim Emerson
The design for the mosaic butterfly mural in Normal Heights by Kim Emerson

The organization said the money would go toward mosaic materials, insurance, permits and maintenance, among other costs.

Mosaic artist Kim Emerson designed the "Kaleidoscope of Butterflies" and is transferring it to the city’s civic art collection.

Emerson has created mosaic art in San Diego since 1991. Her work can be seen throughout the county, the nation and the world.

The juxtaposition of the artwork highlights the relationship of the urban vs. the natural environment in Normal Heights, officials said.

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