This awesome work of art is located on the side of Newhall Paint Store at the corner of 9th and Main Street in, of all places, Newhall, California in the Santa Clarita Valley. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not knocking Newhall or the SCV for that matter; I’ve lived here in Awesometown for years. You just don’t think of the area as one that would attract a noted public artist who has painted murals in South Africa, France, Denmark, Tahiti, Australia, and other countries around the world. After all, Newhall is home of the Annual Cowboy Festival!
When I heard about this mural I immediately went to view it. It looked authentic, but I just couldn’t believe DALeast was in Newhall! I called the store and the person who answered the phone confirmed the mural was legit, but I wasn’t truly convinced until it was added to the artist’s official website.
So to all the haters, “Suck it!” Santa Clarita is Awesometown! We have Magic Mountain, a world-class shopping mall, and a DALeast original. So next time you’re wondering, “What should we do this weekend?” Head north on Interstate 5 or Highway 14 to SCV. But, don’t go too far north. You could end up in Bakersfield or Lancaster! Those towns are not awesome!