15 artists spray visions of hope, love and dreams on the mural of Rancho Cucamonga - Daily Bulletin

The Know Justice Know Peace Mural tour made a week-long stop at Rancho Cucamonga last week, where artists spread color, not hate.

A team of 15 local artists worked with Music Changing Lives CEO and Founder Josiah Bruny on the week-long project using cans of vivid acrylic spray paint in 100 degrees heat to create visions of hope, love and dreams.

The mural contains messages such as: “Love Lives Here”, “Peace”, “Change The World” and “Believe You Can Do It & You Will”. The artwork took about 600 cans of paint and was completed on Friday evening, August 6th.

Artists painted with aerosol cans while using stencils for letters and shapes in front of Los Amigos Elementary School to create a one-of-a-kind work of art that they hope will symbolize resilience, unity and compassion.

  • “Change the world” is an inspirational message painted on Wednesday 4th August 2021 by artists as part of the Know Justice Know Peace Mural Tour on the sidewalk near Los Amigos Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • Anaheim artist Gary Dalton (right) and Buena Park’s Rob Rincon spray flowers on a mural on a sidewalk near Los Amigos Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • Fontana-based artist Issac Leyva is working on a mural on the sidewalk near Los Amigos Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday 4th August 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • Redlands artist Aryk Achers paints “Love Lives Here” on a sidewalk mural near Los Amigos Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday 4th August 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • Fontana-based artist Issac Leyva paints grapes and a skateboarder on Wednesday 4th August 2021 as part of the Rancho Cucamonga story on a mural near Los Amigos Elementary School. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • From left, artists Chris Becktel of Rancho Cucamonga and Gary Dalton of Anaheim are working on a mural on the sidewalk in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • Indian artist Tiffany Collins is painting lotus flowers on a mural near Los Amigos Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • Some of the roughly 600 aerosol cans used on a Rancho Cucamonga mural can be seen on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • Rancho Cucamonga artist Chris Becktel paints children’s figures on the mural near Los Amigos Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • Rancho Cucamonga artist Chris Becktel paints lava rocks on the sidewalk near Los Amigos Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday August 4, 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • The artist Issac Leyva from Fontana will paint a figure on a mural in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday 4th August 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • A puzzle piece for autism, seen on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, is one of the inspiring messages from artists in a mural on the sidewalk near Los Amigos Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • La Quinta artist Natalia Cervantes paints poppies in a bear on a sidewalk mural in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday 4th August 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • “Everything is getting better” is one of the inspiring messages that were painted on Wednesday 4th August 2021 on the sidewalk near Los Amigos Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • La Quinta artist Natalia Cervantes is painting a mural in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday 4th August 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • An artist works on an inspirational message in a mural on the sidewalk near Los Amigos Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • A weed growing in a crack in the sidewalk seen on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 has been painted over and is part of a mural by Rancho Cucamonga. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • Indian artist Tiffany Collins paints lotus flowers on the sidewalk in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday 4th August 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • “Believe you can do it & you will” is one of the inspiring messages in a mural on the sidewalk near Los Amigos Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • From left: Artists Ron Rincon and Chris Becktel rest after working in the sun all day on Wednesday August 4, 2021 near Los Amigos Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • A pavement mural, part of the Know Justice Know Peace Mural initiative, can be seen near Los Amigos Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday August 4, 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • Artist Aryk Achers and Josiah Bruny, CEO / Founder of Music Changing Lives, move a canopy to allow wall artists to work in the shade at Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday 4th August 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • Indio artist Tiffany Collins is painting lotus flowers on a mural near Los Amigos Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday August 4, 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • “Trapping Dreams” is one of the messages artists painted on a mural by Rancho Cucamonga that can be seen on Wednesday 4th August 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

  • Redlands artist Aryk Achers paints “Love Lives Here” on a Rancho Cucamonga mural on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise / SCNG)

Chris Becktel, a 34-year-old Rancho Cucamonga resident, is an artist who worked in knee pads, floppy hat, shorts, and a t-shirt while drinking plenty of water to keep cool. Despite having had a backache all week from bending over, Becktel said he was proud of the artwork and wanted to give something back to his community.

Becktel propped his left hand on a can of paint, proudly displayed a tattoo portrait of his 6-year-old daughter Charlotte Rose when she was 2, and painted a lava rock ascension pattern on the sidewalk.

The organizers worked with the city of Rancho Cucamonga to use quotes from students for the mural along 9th Street.

“We are very excited to be able to design a project that will help improve the way people travel through this neighborhood and that literally speaks to their hearts,” said Bruny.

THE ARTISTS

All 15 artists of the project are on Instagram:

@chrisb_pct

@aryk_archer

@dermadalton

@ demigods6

@ plobi1kenobi

@ them.bombs

@pxl_psha

@clarissacervantesforriverside

@rincon_playersclub

@saucey__pasta

@rondeezyyyy

@ oak_46

@lionessdvc

#NataliaCervantes

@notanentry