Winters Mural Class

Big Day Of Giving Is Here!

Winters Is Stronger When We Give Together!

Winters Participation Gallery is joining with 7 other Winters nonprofits for this year's Big Day of Giving. Donate today by going to www.bdog-winters.org

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Winters Participation Gallery

is raising funds for the 2021 Winters Mural Class and History Mural.

Please Support the Winters Mural Class

Donate here: www.bigdayofgiving.org/wpg

Over the last three summers, Winters has become a more beautiful place to live . . . one wall at a time! Anyone who drives into Winters off of 505 is greeted by the mural on Town and Country Market. If you travel down Main Street you catch a glimpse of the mural on the side and back walls of Winters Laundryworks. And if your route takes you off Railroad onto Russell Street, you can’t miss the magnificent mural on the John Rogers building at the intersection of First Street. Each of these murals includes aspects of Winters history and each is part of the Winters Historical Mural Project sponsored by the Winters Participation Gallery (WPG).

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Every summer, students in 6th - 12th grades, working with professional artists, conceive, design and install the murals. Along the way students learn about Winters history and incorporate what they learn into the finished product. The money to fund these projects does not come from the city coffers but from donations. Over 95% of donated funds go directly to the murals. Money is used to pay for insurance, supplies and the time of the professional artists who guide and mentor the students. Each mural costs between $12,000 and $15,000.


Winters Participation Gallery needs the financial support of people like you, and that is why we are participating in Big Day of Giving on May 6. Our dream is to continue to improve the beauty of the town while providing an outstanding experience for Winters’ youth. By funding these murals that commemorate Winters history, you become a part of that history. If you are able to help us in our efforts to make Winters a more beautiful place, you can donate online by going to our Big Day of Giving site. We appreciate your support. Your generosity contributes to our whole community! Thank you!


Valerie Whitworth

Patricia Dunn

Kate Humphrey

Jaime Montiel

Liz Coman

2020 Winters History Mural

The 2020 Winters History Mural at the Winters Museum

The Winters Express Covers the Signing Party

The 2020 Mural Signing Party took place on Thursday, September 24th. Each artist signed a section of the mural, received a special certificate, and shared a memory of the mural experience.

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Thanks to the Winters Express for covering the Signing Party and and including an article in this week's edition. Please pick up a copy while they are available, or . . .

"Before" and "After" Photos!

Monday 06/15/2020 - The "Before" Photo

Sunday 08/16/2020 - There is a BIG change!

Local Murals Make It Into The Winters Express

Thanks to the Winters Express for including an article about the local murals in the Welcome to Winters 2020 publication. Please pick up a copy while they are available, or . . .

Recent Photos

"Follow the Progress" Video

Follow the Progress! (07/24/2020)

Follow the progress in the creation of the Winters History Mural 2020 by the amazing artists of the Winters Mural Class! This video shows the work through Friday, July 24. The mural should be finished in August.

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More Photos

Mural Progress

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Photos from work site.

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The Story

The Story Behind The Winters Historical Mural Project

Since its founding in 2002, the Winters Participation Gallery (WPG), an arts nonprofit, has focused its support on emerging artists in the Winters area. What began as a brick and mortar organization, evolved into a “gallery without walls” when the Board decided to concentrate on murals created by students. Over the last five years, several Senior Capstone murals have been sponsored by WPG, and for the third summer, WPG is conducting a summer class titled “The Winters Historical Mural Project.” During the summer of 2018, the stunning mural on the east side of Lorenzo's Town and Country Market was created under the direction of professional muralist, Jaime Montiel. In 2019, Kate Humphrey, Winters High School art teacher coordinated the design phase of the project, and Jaime Montiel along with Cel Galabasa oversaw the implementation stage on the east and north walls of Winters Laundryworks. That mural depicts laundry through the ages and focuses on the diverse cultures that have been a part of Winters history. For 2020, following the safety protocols of the CDC due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Winters Participation Gallery, and eighteen students are painting the east wall of the John Rogers building which currently houses the Winters History Museum. Once again, Kate Humphrey will work with students on the design and Jaime Montiel and Cel Galabasa will coordinate the students during the implementation phase. The mural will be completed in early August.

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2019 Winters History Mural

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Congratulations!

Let's congratulate the Winters History Mural artists and instructors who stand proudly in front of their artwork at Winters Laundryworks during the mural signing ceremony on Thursday, 09/12/2019.

2018 Winters History Mural

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