The Downtown District Sign is a community
project led by the La Mesa Village Association in partnership with the La Mesa
Park & Recreation Foundation (Fiscal Sponsor) to build a new focal point in
downtown La Mesa. The sign will be located in the heart of the Village at La
Mesa Blvd. and Palm Ave. and consist of two columns adorned with beautiful
brass plaques and 1,512 hand-painted 4"x4” tiles funded through community
The Tile Painting Phase of the project was completed on July 31, 2023. Note, any unpainted tiles will be painted by local art students at the discretion of the student artist with a La Mesa theme.
DOWNTOWN DISTRICT SIGN TIMELINE:
Design Options and Drawings
Design and Location approved by the City Council
Completed Established Fiscal Sponsor (La Mesa Park & Recreation Foundation)
Completed Collected Funds for Tiles
Completed Tiles Painted at CeramiCafe
In-process Technical Drawings and Engineering Permits
Request for Quote (RFQ)
are still plaques available which is a great way for a business or family to
have their name engraved on the sign in perpetuity.
Questions? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leave a Legacy Plaque Fundraiser
If you're interested in purchasing a plaque please fill out our "Leave a Legacy" Plaque Fundraiser Pledge Form. Note: once you submit the Google pledge form, you will receive a "receipt" to let you know that we have received your request (be sure to check your spam if you don't see it in your inbox).
For more information:
"Leave a Legacy" Plaque Fundraiser fact sheet
Thank You Community Sponsors
In The News
SDToday.com, June 7, 2023 - "Coming soon: La Mesa’s very own Downtown District sign"
La Mesa Courier, April 29, 2023 - "Tile painting event moves La Mesa Downtown District Sign further along"
East County Californian, April 28, 2023 - "Boosters gather for downtown sign support"
KUSI News, April 19, 2023 - "La Mesa Downtown District Sign campaign moves ahead with tile painting"
East County Magazine, April 19, 2023 - "LA MESA VILLAGE ASSOCIATION HAS ANNOUNCED THEY ARE READY FOR THE PUBLIC TO PAINT TILES FOR THE NEW DOWNTOWN SIGN"
San Diego Business Journal, December 12, 2022 - "It's a Sign - For La Mesa"
KUSI News, December 5, 2022 - "La Mesa fundraises final dollars for new downtown district sign"
La Mesa Courier, November 29, 2022 - "La Mesa Village Downtown District sign currently 83% funded"
KUSI NEWS, February 25, 2022 - "La Mesa invites public to 'leave their legacy' on Downtown district sign"
CBS 8, February 16, 2022 - "Jewel of the Hills | La Mesa prepares to install an archway sign"
La Mesa Courier, Dec. 17, 2021 - "District sign project moves forward"
Please direct press inquiries to: Elizabeth Ranta, email@example.com.
Questions? Please visit our Contact Us page.