Mercado Del Barrio “Ocean Nomads”

This mosaic commemorates the rich history of Barrio Logan’s tuna fishing industry which was once one of San Diego’s largest. During the early to mid-twentieth century, many generations of Barrio Logan residents sustained their families working in the canneries or fishing boats. Close to one hundred students from Perkins Elementary and Our Lady’s School in Barrio Logan learned about this almost-forgotten part of their local history as they collaborated with Rainforest Art Project artists in the creation of this large mosaic.