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 “Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti....Honoring our first responders and local heroes” artwork logo. Now celebrating our 13th year, with Elise blending iconic movie moments with old and new Petaluma, we commemorate the movie and honor all those who stepped up bravely this past October during the local firestorm.
2018 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
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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.
A Message from Fine Artist, Elise A. Durenberger
Elise A. Durenberger has returned as event artist for her 5th year and the 13th anniversary of Cruisin’ the Boulevard, Petaluma’s Salute to American Graffiti. Creating a painting to become the foundation of the Cruisin’ program and printables is a process Elise adores and anticipates soon after the boulevard is cleaned up after the previous event. Early in 2017, there were already whispers of inspiration and plans for this year, but life is filled with surprises and sometimes there are very large bumps in the road.
Sonoma County residents will never forget how the firestorm changed our community. Generations will define their lives by this catastrophe, remembering where they were and how they were affected. No matter what the depth of loss, first responders rushing into the fire zones as thousands rushed out symbolized hope, comfort and courage during our deep despair. Members of the Cruisin’ the Boulevard team started wondering how we could acknowledge the fire victims and first responders in our event art, so with some collaboration, Elise painted another hybrid scene (old and new, altered geography and characters) with Petaluma’s D Street Firehouse as a glowing companion for our beloved classic cars and nostalgia for the 2018 Cruisin’ the Boulevard painting. We hope this scene satisfies the truest fans of American Graffiti while reminding us all that some of the greatest stars drive fire engines, police cars, ambulance, motorcycles, fly helicopters, airplanes and answer 911 calls. To first responders of all kinds, this year’s Cruisin’ the Boulevard event salutes you.
To view Elise’s artwork online, please “like” her page, Mamacow Creations on Facebook, or visit her Elise A Durenberger's blog.