Thursday, May 18, 2023

American Graffiti Tribute Art 2016

Another flashback to event artwork completed for Cruisin' the Boulevard's annual tribute to American Graffiti that was created in 2016. This original piece is also featured in the Petaluma Historical Museum for their exhibit on the 50th year celebration of the movie American Graffiti, running 5/18/23 - 9/3/23. 

Here is a blurb that was written about how the 2016 art came to life: 

In 2016, we decided to take the action for the annual event painting right to the edge of town, specifically the gas station at Kastania Road, Petaluma.  This spot is most notable to American Graffiti movie fans as the shop where John Milner (Paul LeMat) prepares his hot rod for a potential road race with Bob Falfa (Harrison Ford). “Uncapped for 2016” was designed and painted by our artist, Elise Durenberger, mostly through her imagination, stalking the Gas N’ Shop at Kastania Road a few times, and with the inspiration of board members who sought to remember Wolfman Jack in a subtle portrait in the texture of the moon. There was a rumor that the gas station might not survive new updates to the Highway 101, southbound freeway, so the timing was just right to memorialize that location. Our hunch proved worthwhile since the station closed not long after our event for the year. We are so fortunate to have so many historical locations of the classic movie magic that created American Graffiti, but change is inevitable and we are grateful for our collaborations with Elise so that we can put our custom Cruisin’ the Boulevard imprint on these important memories.

"Uncapped for 2016" ©2016 by Elise Durenberger

“Uncapped for 2016” by Elise A. Durenberger ©2016
Original, Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 30” $3,500.00

For information about purchasing the original painting please contract

Thank you for cruisin' by! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So lovely! Your talent impresses us all year after year