Cruising Mural

I’m inviting the community to drive by our Cruising Mural in the evening hours to view how it looks now with the new LED lighting. I believe this enhancement to the art work will be well received by everybody in our community. Please spread the word of this latest accomplishment by the Manteca Mural Society. Ron CruzPresident, MMS

Vietnam Mural Dedication Time Lapse

This is a high speed time lapse of the dedication ceremony of “Welcome Home Warriors,” a public art mural honoring Vietnam War Veterans and the fallen, and is an original work commissioned and owned by the Manteca Mural Society. Designed, painted, and filmed by Larger Than Life Murals, Artists: Echo Westover and Linda Shrader. The 16′ by 20′ mural was unveiled and dedicated to a crowd of 500+ attendees, on the corner of W Yosemite Ave and S Main St, Manteca

“Welcome Home Warriors”

Artists Echo Westover and Linda Shrader answered an international call-for-artists, and were awarded the commission to paint a mural honoring the veterans and the fallen of the Vietnam War. “Welcome Home Warriors” was titled by Ron G. Cruz, Army, Vietnam Combat Veteran, and is an original work commissioned and owned by the Manteca Mural Society, Manteca, CA. Visit  for more detailed report!

“Welcome Home Warriors Mural” – Dedication Ceremony

This video is just over 5 minutes of highlights from the 1.5 hour Welcome Home Warriors Mural dedication ceremony. 500+ attended including many Vietnam Vets and honored guests. The 16′ x 20′ mural was designed and painted by Echo Westover and Linda Shrader, in the artist’s Yucca Valley studio, and installed on site in Manteca. See our Vietnam Mural Installation High Speed Time Lapse video or the Mural Installation Slideshow for more! We were truly honored to be a part of this amazing mural project. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. Welcome Home Warriors Mural is an original work commissioned and owned by the Manteca Mural Society, Manteca, CA. All reference images were either verified to be in the public domain, used with explicit permission, or were appropriately licensed.

Veteran’s Mural Project

The Manteca Mural Society has narrowed down the list of interested artists to three muralists to paint the 4 th mural of the Veteran’s Mural Project.

The three artists chosen to paint a maquette for the Vietnam Mural is Jessie Marinas from Manteca, Linda Shrader & Echo Westover from Yucca Valley, Ca. and Ella Yates from Ireland.

The Manteca Mural Society received many comments and suggestions from the veterans & the community back in the spring. The consolidated list of ideas were then given to the muralists to submit a sample drawing from each of them. The artistic committee chose 3 finalists to submit a maquette which is due by November 15, 2016.

The size of the renderings will be 16” x 20” and the public & veterans will have a chance to view them at the end of November. One muralist will be chosen to paint the Vietnam Mural.


The public and all veterans are invited to attend the dedication of the Korean War Mural. This is the third completed mural of “The Veterans Mural Project” sponsored by the Manteca Mural Society. The dedication is May 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Bedquarters parking lot at Main St. and Yosemite Ave. The guest speaker is a fellow Mantecan, Eldon Regua retired as a two-star Major General in the United States Army in 2013. His first duty assignment was in West Germany in 1977 and his last assignment was in South Korea in 2013 spanning over 36 years of service to our Nation.


The community is invited to participate in the “Fill the Helmet” fundraiser sponsored by the Manteca Mural Society. The funds raised will go directly for expenses to begin the Vietnam Mural. It will be the 4 th mural of “The Veterans Mural Project”. Please join us May 28, Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Bedquarters parking lot at Main St. and Yosemite Ave. Just drive or walk by and drop your donations into the helmet of Manteca’s veterans and members of the Manteca Mural Society. Music provided of Rich Benavides.