Guam -The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) along with the Santa Rita Mayors office announces the unveiling of the “We Are Santa Rita” village mural Tuesday, February 15th at 10 am.
The unveiling takes place along Chalan O’Bispo Olano Street at the entrance to the village. The 6’ x 110’ Santa Rita mural is the fourteenth mural to be completed as part of the We Are Guam Village Mural Project.
The mural pays tribute to the memories of Sumay and features the natural beauty of Namu Falls said Santa Rita Mayor Dale E. Alvarez. “The response from the community has been overwhelming, they love it, and it really lends itself to the theme of We Are Guam!” Alvarez stated.
The mural, designed by local artists and Santa Rita residents Phil and Ann Card, provides an historical glimpse of Sumay, and features the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church nestled against a backdrop of the Santa Rita hills. Additionally, a picture of a Pan Am clipper landing and the flora of
Santa Rita are featured. Working hand in hand with the Mayor’s office and community volunteers contributed to the completion of the mural.
The We Are Guam mural continues to delight not only our visitors but provides a sense of pride for our villagers. Joann Camacho, GVB Deputy General Manager said. “The village murals are a great way to encourage curiosity among our youth to learn more about the uniqueness of their villages”
All paints and supplies have been generously donated by Benson Hardware and the Mikel I.V. Tan Foundation.
Organizations and individuals are encouraged to contact their mayor to volunteer for their village mural project.