Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley getting a new mural


Artists who began a mural on the side of Shakespeare Books at Dwight Way and Telegraph Avenue last weekend are back this weekend to finish the project.
Leading the project, which is funded by Shakespeare Books and the Telegraph Business Improvement District, are artists Tim Hon and Steve Ha of the Illuminaries art group (www.illuminaries.net). The pair also created murals last year commemorating the San Francisco Giants and 49ers in that city’s Mission District.
For the Berkeley mural the artists are working entirely with spray paint to create a mural with a positive message that inspires the imagination.
“I believe people are influenced by their environment, and their surroundings, and we aim to make a positive impact on that old building,” Hon said in an announcement.
The artists will be working through Sunday, when they will have DJs providing musical accompaniment as part of the Sundays on Telegraph Street Faire.

(Photo courtesy Tim Hon)

Chris Treadway