2017 EVENT ART is for sale

Another special thanks to Digital Grange Fine Art Services for helping Cruisin’ The Boulevard bring the fine art created by local artist Elise Durenberger and making it affordable to the public.  Once again Elise has over 250 hours of production this year in creating “The Best Seat In Town” artwork logo.  Now celebrating our 12th year we commemorate a scene from the movie where Toad pulls up in front of a local car dealership just after a little fender bender.  The lot still exists today so stop by during your visit in town at this year’s event for a quick look.  While in the area you’ll also notice Petaluma’s iconic feed mill that is well known to all Petalumans.

Cruisin’ The Boulevard wanted to once again make Elise’s masterpiece available to the public based on past popular demands.  While we hope all Elise’s original artwork will one day go to someone’s cherished fine art collection we knew we had to come up with a solution years ago to meet the public’s demand. 


2017 Original Acrylic on 24 x 30 Canvas 
1/1 signed by artist Elise Durenberger

Limited Edition Pigment Print 14x18 rag paper 1/100 signed by artist Elise Durenberger.
$40.00 + Tax

Limited Edition Pigment Print 24x30 Canvas   1/25 signed by artist Elise Durenberger.
$350.00 + Tax

To purchase contact greg@americangraffiti.net

Today you can order your own Limited Edition Pigment Print.  With Digital Grange’s help we’ve created two reproductions available to the public.  The first limited to 1/100 print is on rag paper 14x18” and bordered signed by the artist. The second limited to 1/25 on canvas 24x30” a close visual appearance of the original masterpiece.  Both come with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

All net proceeds from the sale of these Limited Edition Pigment Prints allow Cruisin’ The Boulevard to carry out our mission investing in our own community projects as well as other community programs that benefit arts, education, history, safety and welfare.

A Message from Fine Artist, Elise A. Durenberger

Elise A. Durenberger, Fine Artist and Designer created this year’s event art. In her fourth year with Cruisin’ the Boulevard, her artwork has long been inspired by the rich history of Petaluma. We are lucky to have, what the artist refers to as a “living museum of American Graffiti,” the sites of film locations, which are a part her daily travels. Year after year, she is delighted to meet fans of the movie at the Cruisin’ the Boulevard car show, some folks traveling from across the country and even from across the world to be a part of the event and marvel at the exact spots where their favorite scenes were created.

In an age where much of the movie industry relies on digital technology to fine tune movie sets, George Lucas’s work on American Graffiti is even more remarkable. Elise’s inspiration for this year’s art happened one summer night driving up the boulevard, when she noticed the American Flag from the top of one of Petaluma’s proud grain production buildings, perfectly illuminated and visible above the existing car lot where “Lazy Me Used Cars” was situated for the hilarious scene when Terry “Toad” Fields has pulled over to survey possible damage to Steve’s beloved Impala and then is accosted by the obnoxious car salesman.  The juxtaposition of flag, cars and the illuminated beauty of the Petaluma’s nightscape declared itself the backdrop of 2017’s Cruisin’ the Boulevard, so Elise obliged and brought it together in her painting.  Here’s hoping you enjoy “The Best Seat In Town.”

To view Elise’s artwork online, please “like” her page, Mamacow Creations on Facebook, or visit her Elise A Durenberger's blog.