“The Cruz” Mural in the Santa Cruz Weekly

New students trickling into town for the first time are getting a crash course on Santa Cruzan identity, thanks to a 30-foot-long caricature map of Santa Cruz now plastered on the corner of Bay and Mission streets.

The mural is the work of Kirby Scudder, Tannery artist and co-founder of First Friday, who happened to have an obscenely large version of his recently released poster “The Cruz.” Wanting to share it with the public, he drove all over looking for the perfect spot before settling on the blank wall of the Rip Curl building.

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