WATCH Resources Art Guild Mosaic Mural at Tamara Polley's Law Office 242 S. Washington Street, Sonora CA

Honoring Creativity and Community: A Mosaic of Gratitude

Nestled in the heart of downtown Sonora, California, a radiant mosaic mural now adorns the façade of Tamara Polley's Law Office at 242 S. Washington Street, serving as a beacon of creativity and inclusivity. As we marvel at this breathtaking work of art, it is essential to pause and extend our deepest gratitude to all those whose unwavering support and dedication brought this vision to life.


First and foremost, we extend our heartfelt thanks to the California Arts Council, the California Heartland Creative Corps, and Tuolumne County Arts for their generous grants to WATCH Resources, providing the essential funding needed to realize this monumental project. Their belief in the transformative power of art has not only enriched our community but also provided a platform for artists with intellectual disabilities to showcase their talents and creativity.


We are immensely grateful to Tamara Polley for graciously permitting us to adorn her building with this stunning mural and for her steadfast support of WATCH Resources and the artists involved. Her commitment to fostering inclusivity and empowerment within our community has been truly inspiring, and we are honored to have her as a partner in this endeavor.


A special acknowledgment goes to Dianne Stearns, the lead artist who played a pivotal role in mentoring the WATCH artists throughout the creation of this masterpiece. Her guidance, expertise, and unwavering dedication have empowered these artists to unleash their creativity and bring her design to life on a grand scale.


Of course, none of this would have been possible without the incredible talent and dedication of the artists themselves. We extend our deepest thanks to each and every one of the WATCH artists, whose boundless creativity, passion, and resilience have left an indelible mark on our community. Their individual contributions have come together to form a mosaic that not only beautifies our city but also celebrates the diversity and richness of our shared human experience.


We also want to express our gratitude to all the other artists and volunteers who generously contributed their time, energy, and expertise to bring this project to fruition. Whether through tile-cutting, mural preparation, or logistical support, their contributions were essential to the success of this endeavor.


As we stand in awe of this beautiful mosaic mural, let us celebrate the power of art to unite, inspire, and uplift. May it serve as a reminder of the strength and beauty that lie in embracing diversity and fostering inclusivity within our community. Thank you to all who have played a part in making this vision a reality. Together, we have created something truly extraordinary.


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