1. Wine Country Wall
This 400 square-foot tile mosaic mural was designed by Diane Taasevigen and created in 2006 in celebration of the culture and heritage of the Livermore community. The engraved bricks along the bottom of the mural note the project’s sponsors.
2. Firehouse Mural
The Firehouse Mural is painted in 2010 on the former firehouse building. The old Livermore comes alive with this beautiful work of art as it describes the Firefighters’ Parade with red and brass steam-powered firetruck pulled by a team of horses. On the left it shows a real-life contemporary firefighter. Rick Lamb retired after 35 years. Current fireman Jared Jamison pulls a hose cart along with Randy Jennings and Lynn Owens. You can see the 1919 Model T chemical truck, a 1920 Seagrave firetruck and a 1944 Mack fire engine on the right side of the mural.
3. Livermore Valley Heritage Mural
This mural was a Livermore Community Mural Project designed by Loni Frankland. It was sponsored by the Second Street Merchants Association and Robert Apte with special thanks to the Livermore Rotary International Noon Club.
4. Livermore Valley Wine Country
This mural is located at the San Francisco Premium Outlets mall in Livermore. It was painted by artist John Osgood in 2016 to honor the Livermore Valley Wine Country.
5. The Doors
This ceramic tile mosaic was installed in 2004 at the library entrance during the construction of the new Civic Center Library. The mural depicts illustrations and names of many famous figures from art, science, history, and literature such as Shakespeare, Einstein, Michelangelo, Cleopatra, Alexander the Great, Picasso, Gauguin, Caesar, Nefertiti, Chagall, Moses, Matisse, Dante Alighieri and many others.
LOCATION: Mills Square Park, southeast corner, S. Livermore Ave. at First St.ARTISTS: 2012 Path to Picasso students
6. Livermorium Benches
In the Livermorium park you can see three benches with artwork on the backs of the benches commemorating the cooperation and collaboration of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and scientists from Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions. These murals were painted by the Path to Picasso students in 2012. They honor the discovery of the element Livermorium, #116 on the Periodic Table of Elements, one the latest heavy elements to be added to the periodic table. More about the element Livermorium, #116 here...
7. Riata Diner & Tavern ranching past
Livermore’s Riata Diner & Tavern is the local restaurant where you can be immersed into the atmosphere of Livermore Valley's pioneer ranching past and traditions. From inside out it offers you the deep sense of ranchero life. The restaurant is called the "Riata" because back in the day californios and vaqueros were highly skilled in the use of la riata - the lariat. "The riata in the hand of a Californian was more dangerous than gun or pistol... Not only cattle and mustangs but wild animals such as bears were roped with riata..." Outside the restaurant, facing Second street, there is a beautiful mural which depicts long-horned cattle returning to a rancho at dusk after grazing the valley and the surrounding hills all day, and fabulous vaqueros who were horsemen and excellent riders are camping in front of you ready to start their dinner after a hard day working at the rancho. They are sitting on ground preparing their food in a kettle boiling on a campfire. You can see a blacksmith finishing up his work on the right side near the old-school covered waggon.
8. Whale Murals
These aquatic-themed murals were painted by the Livermore Public Works Director Darren Greenwood. They can be found on the walls and digester tanks of the Livermore Water Reclamation Plant. The main idea is to remind us that the manner in which local residents use water has a deep impact on marine life in the faraway ocean reaches.
ARTIST: Darren Greenwood
LOCATION: Livermore Water Reclamation Plant, 101 W. Jack London Blvd.
9. Mel's Fine Furniture on 1st Street. The mural
This mural can be found at the parking lot in the old "Lucky's Plaza" area at the heart of downtown Livermore.