Community Art

Mural of fish on side of shopping center

NewMark Merrill Companies has embarked on a mission to uplift our communities through the patronage of public art at our shopping centers— unexpected venues for such cultural experiences. We believe that art has the power to foster hope, instill pride and bring vibrancy to the people we serve every day. In areas where access to art can be limited, these engaging works create unique community spaces that allow the imagination to flourish. We hope they will inspire every viewer to dream bigger and see beyond perceived barriers.

Featuring Local Artists

Each work of art begins with the selection of a local artist who has significant ties to the community. Through a partnership between the artist and the center, the vision is conceived and brought to life on the walls, ground, asphalt, and other unexpected areas throughout our shopping centers.

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Melrose Park mural

Melrose Park by Bret Whitacre

Winston Plaza
Melrose Park, IL
2021

“I’m hoping the community sees this as a joyous, vibrant piece, they love the colors and it resonates with the, and they feel good.”

Love Garden mural

Love Garden by Felix Maldonado

Stratford Crossing
Bloomingdale, IL
2021

Love is Calling mural

Love is Calling by Felix Maldonado

Winston Plaza
Melrose Park, IL
2021

“I like to reflect the positive things that are going on in the communities where I create murals.”

Inspired mural

Inspired by Jeremy Stanger

Southgate Plaza
Sacramento, CA
2021

“Murals brings an energy to a business that couldn’t be found any other way.”

Community mural 2021

COMMUNITY by Pastel Ohwell

Crenshaw Imperial Plaza
Inglewood, CA
2021

“I want you to feel proud, like, yeah that’s my neighborhood.”

Dream Together by Alfonso Garcia

Dream Together by Alfonso Garcia

Crenshaw Imperial Plaza
Inglewood, CA
2021

The Beauty of Change by Shayne Taylor

The Beauty of Change
by Shayne Taylor

Winston Plaza
Melrose Park, IL
2021

Marvelousness at the Marketplace mural

Marvelousness at the Marketplace
by Maren Conrad

Madison Marketplace
Fair Oaks, CA
2021

“It’s wonderful to be able to come into communities and make a place of civic pride.”

Mural on side of shopping center with the words Grow Together

Grow Together by Maxx242

Anaheim Town Square
Anaheim, CA
2020

“Don’t give up…you’re betting in yourself and there is no better person in this life, this world.  just bet on yourself, win and get it!”

Calipop! mural

Calipop! by Mer Young

Anaheim Town Square
Anaheim, CA
2020

“With my work, I feel it would inspire or uplift someone’s spirits and change or have some type of effect or move them…I hope I inspire change.”

Sensory Path mural

Sensory Path by Minful Murals

Anaheim Town Square
Anaheim, CA
2020

Daily Nectar mural

Daily Nectar by Suzy Everson

Anaheim Town Square
Anaheim, CA
2020

Koi Pond mural

Koi Pond by Marie Jose

Crenshaw Imperial Plaza
Inglewood, CA
2020

Community mural

Community by Benjamin Johnson and Marie Jose Vanessa Rivera

Crenshaw Imperial Plaza
Inglewood, CA
2020

“I’m glad people are still out there pushing for the arts because it’s what communities need, society needs and it’s far more helpful than people give it credit for.”

Urban Garden 1 mural

Urban Garden 1 by Allison Brown

University Village
Riverside, CA
2020

“Newmark Merrill is very involved in their communities and wants to make sure our shopping centers are part of the community. We give people a place to gather and be inspired. That is what our community art program is doing.”
—Edie Trott, Sr. Marketing Director, Newmark Merrill Companies

Urban Garden 2 mural

Urban Garden 2 by Allison Brown

University Village
Riverside, CA
2020

“I want to create worlds, murals is one of the best ways to do that. (Murals) transport you someplace else and it’s large enough for you to feel like you could literally walk into it. . . something you get to participate in.”

Conejo mural

Conejo by Even Meyer

Janss Marketplace
Thousand Oaks, CA
2020

Harmony mural

Harmony by Lin Fei Fei

Southgate Plaza
Sacramento, CA
2020

“When I designed this mural, I wanted to include koi fish, highlight cherry blossoms and lotus flowers. All of this good energy, with all of these subjects combined… hopefully, it can bring good luck and fortune for everybody. Give people hope and stay positive.”

Beautiful Bird Garden mural

Beautiful Bird Garden
by Ana Valentine

Southgate Plaza
Sacramento, CA
2020

Spread Your Wings mural

Spread Your Wings
by Ruben Rojas and Cloe Hakakian

Norwalk Town Square
Norwalk, CA
2019