Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: Here’s the Most Recent Carlsbad Art Wall Mural – April 2019

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Here’s the Most Recent Carlsbad Art Wall Mural – April 2019

The Carlsbad Art Wall Mural for April 2019 in Carlsbad Village


The newest Carlsbad Art Wall was painted this past weekend, April 5, 6 and 7 by international muralist SLIM ( who is on tour here in the US, heading to LA after Carlsbad.


Drip Castles - Carlsbad Art Wall April 2019


Be sure to check out his Instagram page.


The mural is titled “Drip Castles” – if you have been to the beach as a child you no doubt made these - appropriately named for the theme of the mural and our beach town, featuring a little girl name Stella. But, per the artist, it is a commentary on the challenges Carlsbad faces (and many others on the coast) with the rising cost of living and housing prices, for those who grew up here and find it more difficult to remain. Here’s what SLIM says.


Closeup of the Carlsbad Art Wall April 2019


Carlsbad artist, Bryan Snyder, is the brainchild of the Carlsbad Art Wall, now in its 4th year, beginning in 2015. This project is in cooperation with Senor Grubby’s, a well-known Mexican Restaurant in Carlsbad Village, and the collection of murals over the years has been impressive.


No doubt you have driven by if you live in the area or have visited Carlsbad. Even if you don’t know the official #CarlsbadArtWall name you no doubt have noticed the changing murals on the east-facing wall on Carlsbad Village Drive, just west of the train tracks and easily seen as you head toward the beach.


Closeup of the April 2019 Carlsbad Art Wall


Carlsbad is known as a growing and changing arts community, with abundant public art (an interactive map). The Carlsbad Art Wall really is a wonderful addition to our expanding and ever-changing arts community, with a new installation several times per year!


Here are some recent Carlsbad Art Wall murals I have enjoyed:


Carlsbad Art Wall January 2019

Carlsbad Art Wall October 2018

Carlsbad Art Wall August 2018

Carlsbad Art Wall May 2018

Carlsbad Art Wall March 2018


I always enjoy seeing each new wall mural, and it’s common to see locals and visitors hanging out to watch the artists at work – I was there this past Friday evening to see the mural in progress. 


What a wonderful idea to have beautiful wall art for a few months, giving residents and visitors plenty of time to enjoy these special, but fleeting, public creations.


The #CarlsbadArtWall is a wonderful opportunity for talented artists to showcase their creativity, and a special addition to our Village by the Sea!



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Comment balloon 12 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • April 11 2019 03:32AM


Love Murals and this clearly is a great one, I remember how much I used to love Wayland's murals and would go all over the country to find his work, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 5 months ago

Good morning, Jeff... I always look forward to your mural posts... and this one was worth waiting for! Loved it.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 5 months ago

Very cool....a local attraction that people no doubt seek out as the tour the area.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 5 months ago

Wayland's murals are pretty impressive, as is his organization Endre Barath, Jr. 

Thanks for stopping by.



Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 5 months ago

Thanks Nina Hollander . I really like this one as well, and it's so different from all the others.IT was fun to watch SLIM doing some painting last week.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 5 months ago

Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

I often see people looking at it ant taking photos when I have drive by. You can't miss it. I think it, and the other wall murals in town add a lot!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 5 months ago

Jeff those murals are excellent.  This is a very talented artist.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 5 months ago

Hi Jeff- I always love seeing your posts about the Carlsbad Art Wall Murals. They add so much to yo ur community. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 5 months ago

Those are impressive wall murals, Jeff.  I love art projects like that.  We are beginning to see more of it here in Sacramento as well.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 5 months ago

Jeff, A nice series for you to highlight local art.  Murals are a wonderful way to bring beauty into a neighborhood.  Yes I remember making drip castles!

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) 5 months ago

I spent many days on the beach growing up making drip castles. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida (Haven Realty & Investments) 5 months ago

Amazing artwork, Jeff.  Sacramento is beginning to have a collection of wall art here as well.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 5 months ago