Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz Participates in ArtWalk’s Philanthropic Program

| March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Popular singer-song writer, Jason Mraz, is creating his own one-of-a-kind surfboard for the auction.

Mission Federal ArtWalk is hosting a Surfboard Art Auction in partnership with Rerip, a nonprofit organization that specializes in repurposing surfboards to minimize waste. The auction will benefit ArtReach, Mission Federal ArtWalk’s nonprofit partner that delivers visual arts education to underserved K-8 schools throughout San Diego County.

“With Rerip’s generous donation, artists are able to express themselves creatively while helping ArtReach achieve its mission of providing free art classes to students who don’t have access to art programs in San Diego County,” said Sandi Cottrell, director of ArtWalk San Diego.

Popular singer-song writer, Jason Mraz, is participating and has been creating his own one-of-a-kind surfboard that will be available for auction online and in person at Mission Federal ArtWalk, where the surfboards will be on display. In addition, San Diego artist Jeremy Sicile-Kira, an artist with autism and synesthesia—the ability to see letters, words and emotions in color, is painting a surfboard. Sicile-Kira is nationally-known for his ability to use his unique visual processing to ‘read’ people and organizations’ colors and then take what he sees to create beautiful works of art. For his surfboard project, Sicile-Kira will be painting ‘the colors’ of Mraz’s “Have It All” song from his latest album, “Know.”

Artists participating in the Surfboard Art Project include both participants and non-participants of this year’s event. Some artists include: Wade Koniakowsky, Norm Daniels, Michael Rumsey, Ruth Fromstein, Darlene Katz, Charles Adams and many more.

The Surfboard Art Auction bidding will open online in mid-April and continue throughout the two-day weekend event. Interested bidders can register online now at and view the surfboards on both the Mission Federal ArtWalk and ArtReach websites, as well as at the event in the Piazza della Famiglia between India and Date Streets.

Mission Federal ArtWalk will be located between Ash and Grape Streets in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. Attendance is free. For details about Mission Federal ArtWalk, visit

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