A Tunnel Artwork Unites Sausalito and Marin City

After two years of fundraising, and planning and negotiations with the County and Caltrans, the mural celebrating the unification of Sausalito’s and Marin City’s public schools is complete. The project — officially titled the “Marin City-Sausalito Tunnel Art Project: All Our Children United” — is located along the walkway under Highway 101 on Donahue Street.

Sausalito Tunnel

Work began in mid-October with power washing, followed by the application of a neutral base coat. An array of sunrise-to-sunset colorful bands were painted across the entire length of the tunnel at the end of the month. Grants from Sausalito Beautiful and the Sausalito Foundation enabled Raylene Gorum, a Sausalito artist and architect, to develop the design, which also features a pattern of bright blue, child-size handprints across the surface. The final glow up? Anti-graffiti coating, and improved lighting to brighten the path for the school children, pedestrians and cyclists who traverse it daily.

Sausalito Mural
Photo by Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.