Giovanni Martino, is a world renown artist from Torino, Italy, he is well known in California for painting the 5th Street Mural Fifth Street mural 20 years ago, then he returned to Gilroy to restored it. “Artist Gianni Martino, a resident of Italy who first painted the Fifth Street mural 20 years ago.
Giovanni returned to Gilroy, California in October in 2013, to restore his original work of art. He along his assistant Mauro completed the work Oct. 18. Gilroy’s Downtown Business Association invited the community to celebrate the refurbishment of Mural and to give thanks to the artists for their efforts.
Martino is well know in Gilroy. for he also painted “The World of Coffee” mural inside Fifth Street Coffee, just across the street from the other murals. His Mural Painting outside Fifth Street Coffee wall, reminds us of the impact the railroad had on Gilroy after it came through in 1869.