~ Eureka Murals ~
THE EUREKA RESTORATION ENTERPRISE is a nonprofit organization with a focus on beautifying downtown Eureka by preserving historical buildings and fostering new businesses on Main Street. The organization promotes the Eureka Mural effort, and the body of work continues to grow. An annual “Art, Wine, and Music Festival” celebrates the rich history of Eureka, and its restoration.
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This Basque mural depicts James “Toutoun” Ithurralde. He was a native of the Basque Country and immigrated from Lasse,,France, as a 19 year-old. He first worked for several sheep outfits before purchasing two bands of sheep for his own grazing them around the hills of Eureka. He raised his family here. The mural was created by Antone DAmele, who based it off of an old photograph. With the help of local artists Abby Sweet and Adeline Callaghan, the mural was completed summer of 2018.