Grocery Outlet Mural Launch


Women Rising is excited to be teaming up with Grocery Outlet, Heart of Chaos, Silicon Valley Debug and The San Jose Peace and Justice Center  to launch our 7th Street Mural Project!

Years in the making, this project will bring together these organizations and collectives to help spread positive depictions of women as well as involve female artists in creating art that speaks to the community of San Jose. Please check out our various events and we invite you to help in any way you are able, whether through hands-on help, funding, or even just spreading the word!

For more information: Contact

To Donate: Visit Heart of Chaos’ Just Give online donations and type “7th Street Mural Project” in the Program Description or email our Artist Coordinator Freddie @ to donate materials.

To Help: Contact our Artist Coordinator Freddie @ upbeat111@yahoo.comto assist with any of the following events:

  • Monday, Oct. 28th from 9am-6pm @ Grocery Outlet: Attend to prepare and prep the wall!
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29th from  6pm-late @ Grocery Outlet: Attend to assist in beginning the outline and preliminary composition.
  • Thursday, Oct 31st from  9am-6pm @ Grocery Outlet: Attend to continue the outlining and prepare the mural for Saturday’s event!
  • Friday, November 1st from 9am-6pm @ Grocery Outlet: Attend to continue outlining and begin color blocking.

Then let’s celebrate!

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Saturday, November 2nd


Grocery Outlet 272 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA


Our partner Heart of Chaos is a 501c3 through Catalyst for Youth. If you are interested in buying raffle tickets online for your chance to win the signed jersey, you can do so through Heart of Chaos with a $10 minimum ($1 per raffle ticket). CLICK HERE Please state “jersey” under the “Program” section. Thank you for your support!

Stop by Grocery Outlet to meet community members from the groups organizing the mural! There will also be food and drinks for sale to benefit the mural, activities and of course an opportunity to meet our artist Serina Serjama and assist with painting the mural. Please invite friends and family from throughout the community, and spread the word! Grocery Outlet will also have a raffle benefiting the 7th Street Mural Project! Enter to win a Shark’s jersey signed by the team!




Women Rising wants to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by our booth at the STREET MRKT last Friday! We had a great time meeting new people and spreading the word about our group and our upcoming projects. We also received a lot of interest in our artwork, especially the live painting!

As we continue to move forward with the murals, the support of our community will be crucial. Please continue to spread the word and support us! We are looking for organizers, and artists who want to make a difference and help bring more art to downtown that represents women and the arts. We hope to see you at the next meeting!


Can’t Get Enough?

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The art was amazing, the performers sublime, the Night of Creative Empowerment III was inspiring. Thank you to everyone who joined Women Rising and Backwater Arts Gallery for this unique event.

We hope everyone who attended felt inspired and empowered and we want to thank everyone who was involved in this incredible effort!

We are happy to announce that our event gained widespread recognition throughout the community and we have received amazing feedback from artists and community members who have been longing for just such an organization to host spaces for female artists.

In addition the night raised $619 which will go directly to funding our Mural Projects in the downtown area. Artists and the spaces are all on board and now with the funds provided we are ready to put the pedal to the medal. If you are interested in volunteering your time and/or painting skills to these amazing murals please email

Can’t get enough of the artists and performers you saw the night of our event? Neither can we! Please click their name and follow the links they provided to check out more of their work. You can also subscribe to our blog or “Like” our facebook page to receive up to date information regarding our upcoming events. Thank you again to all the amazing and talented people who made this event possible!

Chara Bui

Molly Murphy

Steely Nash

Sweet HayaH

Rabbit Quinn


Kimy Martinez


Chara Bui

Kat Bell

Amelia Lewis

Michelle Domocol

Karen Gutfreund

Martha Rodriguez

 Erica Atreya

 Alexandria Kerekez

Tracey Baca

Eliana Lurato

Mireya Villanueva

Chelsi Whiting

Jen Solomon

Kristen Pollock


Hip! Hip! Hooray!

Whew, we had an amazing 2nd Anniversary celebration last month. Thank you to all who came out. Friends and supporters of Women Rising brought over lots of yummy food and good times as we boogied the night away with music provided by Mathew Gonzales aka Philthy Dronez. If you live in San Jose or SF Bay Area, check out his music on Soundcloud and book him for your next fiesta!

For the rest of the year, we will be working on the community mural with Serina. We are currently looking for some concrete canvasses in the San Jose area, know of a business or community center that can benefit from a mural? Drop us a comment or send us and e-mail!

And as a reminder, Women Rising meets every Tuesday from 6:30pm-8pm in downtown San Jose. Please send us an e-mail at for directions!