Hawkins Mural Unveiled at the Promenade


The City of Laguna Beach Arts Commission hosted the dedication of a new, temporary mural of late Foo Fighters drummer and Laguna Beach High School graduate, Taylor Hawkins, on the performance deck at the Promenade on Forest Avenue on Sept. 1. 

Mural Dedication at the Promenade on Forest. Photo/City of Laguna Beach

The mural, by artist Ryan Callisto, commemorates the Rock of Roll Hall of Famer, who died on March 25 at the age of 50, and will be on display for approximately a year. After the dedication, musician Kelly Fitzgerald played on the performance deck. The City of Laguna Beach and lodging establishments funded the project. 

Mural Dedication at the Promenade on Forest. Photo/City of Laguna Beach
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  1. It’s time Lagun’a art community realize that drug addicts don’t deserve to be memoralized, even if they were local kids. This sets a horrible example and is trival pandering to the trendies by an artist that could find much better subject material. Where’s the tribute to Wyland? Some that really did something FOR Laguna.

  2. Ms Faulkner, I’m not sure what brothers me more your ignorance or cruelty. I did not know Mr Hawkins but I loved and respected his work and talent. I loved occasionally seeing him with his beautiful family out around town. From all I have read or heard, Mr Hawkins was a kind and generous man who was loved by all who knew him. Your comment speaks only to your soured heart—not art, not Mr Hawkins.

  3. Had the honor of visiting the mural two days before we attended Taylors tribute concert. Ryan the artist met us with a group and he was so kind with his time.

  4. It was an absolute honor and privilege to be the guy from this little town that got to lift up the guy from this little town who made a huge mark on the world. And first and foremost he was a father and husband. I can relate to that.


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