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While exploring Oakland's Chinatown, it's almost impossible to miss one of Dragon School's murals. Their goal is to paint murals throughout Oakland's Chinatown to unite the businesses, artists, and community together for a more beautiful neighborhood. Dragon School provides youth and artists a unique place to experiment with street-art and public murals while engaging with the community. Dragon School's method re-imagines the neighborhood as a shared culture of art, where unity is strengthened by diversity.  

Home to a plethora of ethnicities, including groups from all over Asia, the neighborhood is a “working Chinatown.” The constant bustling with open air vendors and other activities make the area a convenient destination for local shoppers, foodies and dedicated tourists looking for a true local gem. Chinatown is a neighborhood that encompasses all five senses. Visitors will see ducks hanging in Chinese BBQ windows, smell traditional herbs and spices, hear vendors selling their goods, taste the delicious foods and snacks in the area, and touch each fresh produce item to purchase. A great place to experience Oakland’s local Asian culture and lifestyle.