Conejo mural is part of the Community Art initiative at NewMark Merrill Companies, Inc. The program was founded on a mission to uplift communities, instill pride, encourage social responsibility and create a space to imagine beyond all barriers.

Conejo is inspired by the Conejo Cottontail and their rich history in this area. In the 1800s, a Spanish governor granted 48,000 acres of land to two loyal soldiers—one who named their property Rancho El Conejo—thus becoming the basis of the Conejo Valley. Conejo means “rabbit” in Spanish, of which there are likely some tens of thousands living today throughout the valley.

Artist Evan Meyer was commissioned to bring this wall to life. Evan’s mission has been to prove that anyone can make change and that the reward of giving back is inherently the highest form of compensation. Evan is a civic ‘actioneer,’ loves the outdoors, is a master of creative projects, and an avid artist/musician.

On your next visit to Janss Marketplace, check out Conejo which is located across from Panera Bread.