.Santa Cruz in Photos: Census Art Offers Reminder That Everyone Counts

Watsonville artist Paul De Worken recently created this large chalk sidewalk mural at the entrance to the Cabrillo College Watsonville Center.

The art, part of the county’s Census Chalk Party, is designed to help draw attention to the ongoing national 2020 Census. It is one of many such works sprinkled around the county.

The mural is one of two created by De Work along with friends and family at Cabrillo.

“A lot of people stopped by to watch and comment as we were drawing,” De Worken said. “It felt good to be part of this important community project.”

The 2020 Census can be completed online at 2020census.gov.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Chalk art… in Downtown Santa Cruz?

    You mean that activity that 2 SCPD officers took 2 hours to tell me I could not chalk an art piece on the PUBLIC sidewalk near O’Neills?

    About 10 years ago, on a First Friday, I was threatened with arrest if I used the chalk, bought across the street at Palace Art, to do an art piece (already sketched out on paper). I have a degree in art and have been making art for half a century.

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Tarmo Hannula
Tarmo Hannula has been the lead photographer with The Pajaronian newspaper in Watsonville since 1997. He also reports on a wide range of topics, including police, fire, environment, schools, the arts and events. A fifth generation Californian, Tarmo was born in the Mother Lode of the Sierra (Columbia) and has lived in Santa Cruz County since the late 1970s. He earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and has traveled to 33 countries.
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