Oakland is full of amazing art exhibits and hybrid galleries that double as retail shops, barber shops or bars, and we think you should check them all out. But if you happen to be wandering the streets, there are gorgeous murals all over The Town.
We recently took a mural tour with Community Rejuvenation Project (CRP) to scope out some of Oakland's most badass murals. There is a lot of history on these walls and taking the tour is the best way to learn about some of Oakland's history and community backstories, so we suggest booking today.
Below are a few of our favorites.
Location: 8th and Clay
Welcome 2 Afrikatown
Location: San Pablo & Grand
We Are the Ones You've Been Waiting For
Location: Telegraph and 20th
Artist: Jessica Sabogal
Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural
Location: 26th between Broadway and Telegraph
Artists: Nidal El Khairy, Irot, VYAL, Emory Douglas, Chris Gazaleh, Erin Yoshi, Deadeyes, SPIE, Susan Greene, Dena Matar
Location: 15th and Harrison
Location: 1628 Webster
Artist: Zio Ziegler
Put A Prayer In The Air
Location: 15th and Webster
Alice St. Mural Project
Location: Alice and 14th
Peace and Dignity
Location: International & 41st
Artist: CRP, Vulcan, Mike 360
Fruitvale BART - Long Landscape
Location: Between Fruitvale Ave and 29th on E. 12th Street.
Artist: Cannon Dill, Ernest Doty, Koleo, Brett Flanigan
Above images provided by Oakland Wiki
Culture Is A Weapon
Location: E 12th & 23rd
Artists: Agana, Dime, drama, Peps 357 and Khoda
Location: Miller Pl. & Calcot Pl.
Artists: Chris Granillo, Ofeloner, Onedr and Niteowl
Location: 1024 Calcot Pl.
Artists: Dan Fontes & Caroline Stern
Oakland's Very Own
Artist: Hector "Hex" Rios
Location: 5319 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Legacy, Vast Like We Are
Artists: Leah Tumerman & Alexandra Bowman
Location: 691 27th Street
Laurel Space Bears
Artist: Roger Peet and Fernando Santos
Location: MacArthur Boulevard at three locations between High Street and Patterson Avenue
BEACON: Frequency Reader
Artist: Joshua Mays
Location: 17th & Broadway
Artists: Trust Your Struggle Collective (@TrustYourStruggleCollective, @erinyoshi, @Nisha.k.Sethi, @misterbouncer)
Location: 4th and Webster
*The Oakland Dreams mural was completed as part of the 2018 Oakland Mural Festival. To see all murals from the festival, check out this blog.