Art on lifeguard towers

Found on Avila Beach on the central coast of California. Have you seen art on a lifeguard tower? Come, let's trip to this beach in San Luis Obispo County. A post for #MondayMural

lifeguard tower art, Avila Beach, CA.

This week for Monday Mural I’ve got some lifeguard tower art to show you. These are from Avila Beach on California’s Central Coast.

Avila Beach is a small beach town by the San Luis Bay in San Luis County on the Central Coast of California. (Coming soon on Tipsy from the TRIP: More about the beach and the surrounding areas.)

We were on Avila Beach a few weeks ago. On our first day there, as we were strolling through Front Street — the street that runs along the bay, I spotted these pieces of art on lifeguard-stations. If I remember correctly, this was the first time I was seeing paintings on these structures and so they looked unique and fresh.

And the scenes from the seaside that were painted onto them looked like the right subject for art on these towers. There were paintings of lifeguards, beach-goers, a beach, a ship, whales and even some sights from the sea floor.

lifeguard tower art on Avila Beach in California's Central Coast

The next day, when I took the kids to do what they like doing most on the beaches — playing with sand — I went close to one of the two towers I had seen the previous day. And this allowed me to get a better look at the art I’d seen from afar. And yes, I did bring back some pictures.

Look at this beautiful work:

Art on lifeguard tower -2, Avila Beach

Art on Avila Beach, CA

Public art, Avila Beach

Public art, Avila Beach

The signature. The name behind these pieces of art on Avila Beach.


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24 Comments on this post.
  • Halcyon
    7 August 2017 at 7:45 am
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    Wow! Obviously these are done by talented artists. Nice to see they haven’t been tagged.

    • dNambiar
      7 August 2017 at 7:28 pm
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      Absolutely talented hands behind these works.
      It’s is apparently a new art project. I see a ‘2017’ below the signature.
      Let’s hope nobody mars this beautiful work.

      Thank you for coming this way, Halcyon. 🙂

  • klara
    7 August 2017 at 8:41 am
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    I haven’t seen such a pretty lifeguard tower yet.

    • dNambiar
      7 August 2017 at 7:29 pm
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      It was a first for me, too — I guess. 🙂

      Thank you stopping by, Klara.

  • sc
    7 August 2017 at 9:07 am
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    Great work. I like it.

    • dNambiar
      7 August 2017 at 7:30 pm
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      It sure is. I’m not surprised you like it. 🙂
      I like it too. 🙂

      Thank you for visiting, SC.

  • Marianne
    7 August 2017 at 9:21 am
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    Like it they brighten up those lifeguard houses with these wonderful images.

    • dNambiar
      7 August 2017 at 7:30 pm
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      They sure do and the images are so apt for the structures, aren’t they?

      Thank you for leaving a comment, Marianne. 🙂

  • Jackie
    7 August 2017 at 11:15 am
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    WOW these really are pieces of art! We were in SLO in the spring, how did I miss this???

    • dNambiar
      7 August 2017 at 7:32 pm
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      I agree, they are!

      Next time, Jackie. Remember — Avila Beach. 🙂

  • Sami
    7 August 2017 at 12:59 pm
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    These are stunning!

    • dNambiar
      7 August 2017 at 7:32 pm
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      Thank you for the visit, Sami. 🙂

  • tom the backroads traveller
    7 August 2017 at 2:52 pm
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    …I can’t wait for some beach time in February!

    • dNambiar
      7 August 2017 at 7:36 pm
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      In Feb? Seems like a long time away, Tom 🙂 Good weather is still here. 🙂
      Have a great week. 🙂

  • Agness of eTramping
    8 August 2017 at 5:51 pm
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    Wow! Truly spectacular! That place looks so lively now. What time of the year would you suggest visiting Avila Beach?

    • dNambiar
      9 August 2017 at 4:32 pm
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      Hi Agnes,
      It sure is spectacular work.
      It’s on the central coast of California. So I’d say anytime in the Spring (late Spring), Summer and Fall.

      The winter storms may not be pretty. 🙂

      Thank you for paying a visit to this blog. 🙂

  • Oakland Daily Photo
    11 August 2017 at 2:57 am
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    What a clever idea to use lifeguard towers as a canvas. First I’ve ever seen. Thanks for contributing to this week’s Monday Mural.

    • dNambiar
      11 August 2017 at 5:11 am
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      Clever indeed.
      I think I’d like to see more art on these structures at the beach.

      Thank YOU for hosting this wonderful meme. 🙂

  • joshi daniel
    12 August 2017 at 12:01 pm
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    That is some striking work 🙂

    • dNambiar
      15 August 2017 at 12:29 pm
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      It is, isn’t it?.
      I also like how they made a lifeguard tower a canvas for this beautiful work. 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by, Joshi. 🙂

  • Ranjana Shankar
    6 September 2017 at 10:09 pm
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    Looks very nice. Feels like ,little ocean world is there.

    • Anonymous
      7 September 2017 at 11:29 am
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      So apt for the landscape, no? 🙂

      I hope you are doing well, Ranjana.

  • Anita
    7 September 2017 at 10:11 am
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    Pretty works of art!

    • dNambiar
      7 September 2017 at 1:12 pm
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      They sure, are.
      Thank you for stopping by, Anita. 🙂

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