A local Carlsbad artist was commissioned to paint and deliver her painting to New York Ground Zero to raise money for the families of the fallen firefighters after 911. It was purchased for over $26,000 by a restaurateur who said when he hung it in his restaurant it made people too sad, so he returned it to the artist still pleased with his donation. The artist, Kelly Lucas, then organized a fund raiser event for Wounded Warriors where the painting was purchased by Wendy Moldow, a local Pacific Sotheby’s Realtor. Wendy knew this very special piece of art deserved to have its home be a Fire Station. But which? Thus the idea of the “The Traveling 911 Memorial Painting” began its journey through San Diego County.
Journey of the traveling 911 Memorial Painting
The presentation of this amazing dramatic work of art which will be on display as it continues its San Diego County journey where it has already spent 3 months each at the following stations: Encinitas was first stop, then San Marcos, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Oceanside, and Carmel Valley. It will remain in Escondido until September 2017.
THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017 AT 1:30 PM
WHERE: ESCONDIDO POLICE AND FIRE HEADQUARTERS
1162 N CENTRE CITY PARKWAY, ESCONDIDO