Esco Alley Art
A mural street art project in Downtown Escondido in North County San Diego.
Christine Ippolito
Back the Blue

This painting is meant to refresh the basic substances of “as American as Apple Pie” and the patriotism that is in our souls. We all need to Back the Blue or America will be in tatters. These men and women are human, they engage the harsher side of life, and they are “Code Zero,” that is, police under attack. 

Here is an explanation of some of the elements of my design:

The bottom of the flag is in tatters to show what will happen if we don’t back the blue.

The title is meant to be in red, to represent the spilled vital force from our protectors, their blood.

The three officers typify a trinity recognized around the world.



I was born in the land of the original chicken wing, also known as Buffalo, New York.  I am a self-taught artist who is “Peace Love Woodstock,” even though I was caught by my dad when I was leaving to go to the historic concert.

 Escondido is for artists. 

Come & CElebrate!!

2023 Esco Alley Art Party

Explore 12 new murals, and join us for birthday cake to celebrate Mayor Dane White’s birthday.

4 PM on Saturday, September 9th

Alley Art Party with DJ & cake, Free and Open to All, with food available for purchase from Doña Rosa Raspados. 

Find us in the alley south of Grand Ave between Kalmia and Juniper.

Global Roots Mural Mosaic Unveiling

America Connects West Mural

Music, Food, Friends, and Art!

Maple Street Plaza
Escondido, CA 92025

Join us for the Unveiling!

Sunday March 26, 3pm

Let's party!

2022 Esco Alley Art Party

Come celebrate the addition of 12 new murals with our artists in Downtown Escondido!

3 PM on Saturday, November 12th

Alley Art Party with Live Music, Free and Open to All!

Find us in the alley south of Grand Ave between Broadway and Kalmia.

Call For Artists

2023 Season

Esco Alley Art exists because of our wonderful artists. Apply today to participate in our next round of murals.

Thank you!

We so appreciate your generosity.