Illustrating Barstow past to enhance it’s future


The City of Barstow and Main St Murals in association with Pace Services are preparing to host a new event for the local community on Saturday 2nd October – Barstow Skate Park Art Event.

This event marks the completion of 120 feet of Skate Park Art, the largest display of art on one wall in the city to date.

A mural dedication will kick off the days activities to celebrate the talented local artists who have worked under the guidance of Main St Murals team; master muralists David Brockhurst, Kathy Fierro and President Jane Laraman-Brockhurst. City officials will join the team to celebrate this new and eclectic art feature in the center of town that is sure to draw interest from locals and tourists alike.

The “Paint Team” were selected following a design competition held to create a series of murals with a skate park theme. Winners were announced in January 2010 and work began. The team have been painting in the old Al Vigil Swim Center on Barstow Road, a space which Muralist David Brockhurst says ” is perfect for our needs. We’re really grateful to have been offered this space to put an otherwise disused building to use and create a collective piece of art for the public to enjoy”. Kathy Fierro thinks “its really good to be able to encourage and train new artists and showcase their work on our city walls”.

Main St Murals president Jane Laraman-Brockhurst says “This has been a wonderful community investment project and our team of artists have shown great enthusiasm and talent. I’m really excited to see the art up on the wall, I think it will transform the Skate Park space and in turn build community pride and encourage positive stewardship of the area.”

The event on Sat 2nd October will be focused on “The Art of skateboarding”, and once the mural dedication is complete the attention will turn to the Skate Park Competition, which will be divided into two categories; Skateboarding and BMX. Participants will get the chance to show off their skill and share their enthusiasm for the sport and compete for trophies and prizes.

Competition entry forms are available now and can be picked up at the Cora Harper Fitness Center on Barstow Road or downloaded from the following websites: or There is a $10 competition entry fee for all participants.

Local band “AMAREX” will be playing their mix of rock & metal throughout the day to keep the party mood alive and with all this plus food vendors and fun booths for kids, spectators are advised to bring a blanket, a hat and camera and stay for a fun filled family day of locally grown art, skate board tricks and cool music.

For Skate Park Competition enquiries please contact
The Cora Harper Fitness Center Tel: 760 256 5617

For all event information & vendor opportunities please contact
Jane Laraman-Brockhurst Tel: 760 257 1052.

Barstow Skate Park, sponsored by the City of Barstow and PACE Services