On April 11, Skechers unveiled new murals on the side of it’s flagship store in Manhattan Beach. It is exciting to see the sneaker company engage with public art through thie project. The murals were designed by Rachel Rodi, and completed by a team of 14.
On the side of the building, a sting ray, a shark, and an octopus swim in an homage to the Roundhouse Aquarium, while the other depicts Manhattan Beach Pier at sunset.
CEO Michael Greenberg spoke about the gift of public art, standing alongside the Manhattan Beach Mayor Amy Howorth. Thanks to the Manhattan Beach Planning Commission, the artwork was a condition of Skechers renovating the store. Howorth and Rodi both had front spots as Greenberg cut the ribbon to officially open the newly remodeled store.
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