Your Cardiff Art Tour

You may find yourself asking, “is that an octopus on the sidewalk?”, when you see these stunning utility boxes! That’s right. An ordinary, perhaps often overlooked object, turned into a magnificent piece of art. Alright, you might not be actually mistaking an octopus out of water just yet. However, you definitely won’t want to miss these beauties.

Here’s your personal Cardiff Art Tour!

Starting at the Cardiff Elementary school, you’ll see this utility box painted by some of the students!

Starting at the Cardiff Elementary school, you’ll see this utility box painted by some of the students!

Walking on Birmingham, check out these little guys peeking their heads out just in front of Jack in the Box!

Walking on Birmingham, check out these little guys peeking their heads out just in front of Jack in the Box!

Artist: Zach Arreola

Artist: Zach Arreola

Next, voyage on up Newcastle and you’ll fly right into this stunning piece.

Next, voyage on up Newcastle and you’ll fly right into this stunning piece.

Keep strolling along- and behold! You’ll come across the essence of Cardiff captured by the beautiful ladies of San Diego Letters.

Keep strolling along- and behold! You’ll come across the essence of Cardiff captured by the beautiful ladies of San Diego Letters.

Next up on our tour, hold onto your hat, because this family van is headed to the beach! Artist: Steve Burrows

Next up on our tour, hold onto your hat, because this family van is headed to the beach!

Artist: Steve Burrows

Artist: Marina Alberti

Artist: Marina Alberti

Backtrack a little and head down toward Besta-Wan to see this stunning two-wall mural!

Backtrack a little and head down toward Besta-Wan to see this stunning two-wall mural!

Cruise on over to behind Patagonia and right in front of the Shanty to see this incredible mural by the dynamic duo- Skye Walker and Marissa Quinn! This mural was done most recently last fall during Cardiff’s Surf Classic Block Party titled “Lunar Tides”.

Cruise on over to behind Patagonia and right in front of the Shanty to see this incredible mural by the dynamic duo- Skye Walker and Marissa Quinn! This mural was done most recently last fall during Cardiff’s Surf Classic Block Party titled “Lunar Tides”.

Marissa Quinn

Marissa Quinn

Skye Walker

Skye Walker

And of course, watch out for this lively octopus on the loose! You can find this gem right outside of Cardiff Lodge.

And of course, watch out for this lively octopus on the loose! You can find this gem right outside of Cardiff Lodge.

Artist: Christina Zellar

Artist: Christina Zellar

Lastly on today’s tour, you’ll have to walk a little closer to the beach! You’ll find just outside the Cardiff campgrounds, this magnificent work by Skye Walker.

Lastly on today’s tour, you’ll have to walk a little closer to the beach! You’ll find just outside the Cardiff campgrounds, this magnificent work by Skye Walker.


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