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TASJA is committed to promoting and sponsoring public and visible art in San Juan Capistrano California by supporting emerging and established visual and performing artists for commissioned artworks in the public square, thereby providing civic pride for locals, educational opportunities for visitors, and economic benefits for the merchants.

Local Art Alliance Celebrates Mural Unveiling in Downtown San Juan

by Shawn Raymundo -  August 14, 2023 - in EYE ON SJC, News
When Rich Heimann approached Capistrano Trading Post owner Bill Ortega about a year ago, asking to use his building in Downtown San Juan Capistrano for a mural, Ortega agreed.

There was only one caveat though that Ortega had for Heimann, the president of The Alliance for San Juan Art (TASJA).

“I said, ‘yeah, that sounds just like what people have been talking about for 37 years...
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Mural depicting historic Orange County resident’s work unveiled in San Juan Capistrano

August 11, 2023
The 12 by 15-foot vinyl replica of the painting captures the time and culture of the city of San Juan Capistrano through the lens of an important figure in Orange County's history. The original painting by Moulton was completed circa 1920 and is a plein air landscape, meaning a painting of the outdoors...
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Moments in Time: A Hot Summer for History

by Capo Dispatch -  August 11, 2023 - in LIVING, SJC Living
It has been a very hot summer. But there are two gems in our town you might have missed visiting during our heat wave...
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Guest Opinion: The Importance of Public Art

by Capo Dispatch - November 6, 2021 - in Opinion Columns, SOAPBOX
San Juan Capistrano keeps raising the bar. First, the new Inn at the Mission and the Verdugo Street improvements gave San Juan a completely new look and have attracted new visitors. The Capistrano Plaza has been renovated and now houses four upscale restaurants. A new mural, “Old San Juan,” striking and commanding our attention, is the first significant and visible artwork in the downtown area outside of Mission San Juan Capistrano...
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San Juan Capistrano Resident Forms Nonprofit to Continue Advocacy for Public Art

by Capo Dispatch - March 15, 2021 - Updated on March 16, 2021 - in EYE ON SJC, News
San Juan Capistrano resident Rich Heimann has spoken at city council meetings and Coffee Chat forums about his desire to see more publicly accessible art in San Juan Capistrano.

Going a step further, he’s now formed a nonprofit called The Alliance for San Juan Art, which will serve as a funding source for his vision of art in the public square...
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