Restoration began this week of the iconic “Ninos Del Mundo” mural painted in 1994 by famed Chicano artist Emigdio Vasquez and his son Higgy.
Back in May, Fullerton City Council voted to approve funding to restore the mural next to Lemon Park.
The restoration of “Ninos del Mundo” is being done by Emigdio “Higgy” Vasquez Jr. and his wife Katherine Bowers.
Vazquez Jr. also submitted to the city a proposal for restoring all of the Lemon underpass murals, along with new signage along the overpass.
Council requested that the city’s Public Art Committee, under the direction of the Fullerton Museum Center, initiate a fund-raising campaign to restore murals and undertake other community art engagement opportunities at this location.
“This has been loved by the community, and people were happy to see us out here,” Vasquez said, “I’m really happy to come back and restore these murals.”
“The minute we got here, as soon as we started working, everybody who went by stared thanking Higgy,” Bowers said, “We’re realizing how cherished this mural is.”