Funk Zone Mural Controversy
By John Palminteri
A new mural in the Santa Barbara Funk Zone has become a popular place for selfies and group shots, but one city watchdog says the murals in the area are going up without review and this one is possibly an ad for a future business.
The artist Thomas Van Stein says he was commissioned to do the art and is not selling any product. It resembles a retro citrus box label and features Stearns Wharf, the early days of waterfront aviation and the Funk Zone area from decades ago.
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