65 colorful signs for temporary shelters

The need for shelter is universal

These 65 signs painted by Kristen Throop show dignity in small dwellings: an astronaut travels from the moon, Annie Taylor goes over Niagara Falls in a barrel, Patti Smith sleeps under the statue of Alice in Wonderland.

The signs were painted for people without homes who were moving into cabins at Los Guilicos Village in Santa Rosa. Each resident chose one of these images for the door of their new home.

Signs for Los Guilicos Village were made possible by Creative Sonoma and the County of Sonoma.

An exhibit of the Los Guilicos Village signs

All 65 original watercolors for this project, will be on view this Friday, March 6, 2020 from 5 to 8 pm at Backstreet Studio C in Santa Rosa. Backstreet Studio is located on Art Alley in the SOFA art neighborhood, just a half block north of Spinster Sisters restaurant.

The show will be open from 11 am to 4 pm on weekends during the month of March.

The original, framed watercolors are for sale ($500), as well as posters of all 65 signs ($30). Commissions are also available, email inquiries@kristenthroop.com for information.


The Press Democrat article about the Los Guilicos Village sign project.



Directions to the Backstreet Studios

Los Guilicos Village

Los Guilicos Village is providing shelter for approximately 60 people who had been living in tents on the Joe Rodota Trail in Santa Rosa, California.

Artist holds proof of poster
Astronaut in a space capsule
Patti Smith sleeping under the statue of Alice in Wonderland in Central Park

Posters which show the entire series are for sale. They cost $30 plus tax and measure 24" x 36". I am happy to ship.