CREDIT: HEIDI RAND Envelopes made from upcycled pages of an old Thomas Bros map book. ( Chris Treadway )
Similar to the San Francisco program, the designated artist would conduct workshops and tours about creative reuse of discarded materials, but, unlike San Francisco, participating artists would use their own studio space.
The El Cerrito artists would also contribute a piece of artwork to the city that they created during their residency.
If it is brought to the City Council and approved, the program would be paid for from the city’s development fee earmarked for public art, said commission member Heidi Rand.