The Oceanside CA Cultural District (OCCD) has just unveiled four new freeway signs and three new street banners. The freeway signage has been installed by CalTrans at both the north and south Mission Avenue exits along the Interstate 5 Freeway. This signage was part of a grant process and installed to bring attention to the state-designated Cultural District, a 3.6 square mile walkable area that celebrates the rich history, creativity and artistic endeavors that make Oceanside a unique cultural epicenter. The three new street banners were selected in an Oceanside High School photography student banner contest and are located along Mission Avenue in front of the school and highlight the students’ depiction of the district. Photography teacher Justin Moodie says, “at Oceanside High School, we're enabling students with a deep understanding of the local creative industries, professional opportunities in the arts, and key skills that will make our graduates marketable in any career. It's my belief that students deserve opportunities to make a real impact on the community they live in and that their efforts should not only be seen by their teachers and classmates. Real world projects, like designing municipal banners, are deeply validating of young people as true artists with a great capacity for professional success.”