January 20, 2023
Coast Central Credit Union announced the completion by local artist Olivia Fox of a mural on a fenced enclosure in the parking lot of its Eureka Downtown location at 4th and F Streets. A project that began in September, the mural represents the organization’s longtime “People Helping People” approach of substantial community giving through grants, sponsorships, college scholarships, and employee volunteerism.
To depict the various giving programs, the mural highlights notable scenes from the local community, including Coast Central employees cleaning beaches, a scholarship recipient graduating at Cal Poly Humboldt, the CCCU-sponsored Bloodmobile near Eureka’s Waterfront, Old Town Eureka and its “Shop Local” message, and more. The piece was the inspiration of Coast Central employee Payton Wills, whose design was selected from a group of employee submissions.
Juggling her final studies at Cal Poly Humboldt, Fox also had to work around one of Coast Central’s busiest locations’ parking lots, and rain delayed her work on many planned occasions.
Coast Central President and CEO James Sessa stated, “In keeping with the wonderful murals recently added to buildings and utility fixtures that beautify downtown Eureka, we are very proud to join in that effort. We’re especially excited to support a promising young artist who moved here for her education with plans to stay as part of our art community. We congratulate Olivia on an outstanding job.”
Originally from Santa Cruz, Fox recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art. Prior to the Coast Central mural, she apprenticed with L Star Murals’ Lauren McElroy, worked with Pen+Pine’s Jenna Catsos, and served an internship with Eureka’s Street Art Festivals. She can be reached at email@example.com
Coast Central Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in the area, with $2 billion in assets, over 76,000 members, and operating 11 Member Services Branches throughout Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties, including McKinleyville, open six days a week and Bayshore Mall, open seven days a week. Individuals and businesses in those three counties are able to join online at coastccu.org/join. Members also have free access to Online and Mobile Banking and and a network of 30,000 ATMs nationwide. More information is available at coastccu.org, facebook.com/coastcentral, coastccu on Instagram, or by calling (707) 445-8801.