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The map shows the locations for seven of the city's murals. The eighth mural in the series of 10 is planned for the Southeast corner of Hermosa Avenue and 13th Street.

Pennywise, Black Flag and The Descendants made their mark in the punk scene in Hermosa Beach in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their contributions, as well as that of skateboarding, will be the focus of the Hermosa Beach Murals Project's eighth mural, which will be painted later this year.

The punk/skateboarding scene centered around the abandoned Baptist Church on Manhattan Avenue, which now is the home of Abigaile restaurant. The mural will be painted on the southeast corner of the Lot C parking structure, located at the corner of Hermosa Avenue and 13th Street.

"The Punk Rock scene of the 1970s and 80s and skateboarding are part of Hermosa’s DNA,” said Steve Izant, president of the Mural Project's board. “I'm eager to see how the muralist’s community will interpret Mural #8.”

The mural committee is seeking submissions by artists, which are due Tuesday, May 15.

Founded by Chuck Sheldon in 2009, the Hermosa Beach Murals Project's goal is to fund 10 murals in 10 years. Previous murals have depicted everything from the rise of West Coast jazz to lifeguards.

The Murals Project hopes to raise $3,000 for the mural at the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce's Beer Garden during Labor Day's Fiesta Hermosa. They will be sending out an email in late July or early August looking for volunteers to help staff the Beer Garden.

For more information, visit hermosamurals.org, or email George Schmeltzer at g.j.schmeltzer@att.net or call him at (310) 941-5437.

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