Hundreds of street murals brighten Oakland’s walls, painted by local artists, graffiti writers and collectives, like the Community Rejuvenation Project. Some are “bombed”, i.e. done without permission, on the fly, usually at night. Others are commissioned by private businesses and public institutions. This audio slideshow is a preview of some of them. Many more can be seen – and tracked down for live viewing – at oaklandmurals.com and oaktownart.com.
You can find out more about the Community Rejuvenation Project, which paints street murals (among other community-rejuvenating activities) at communityrejuvenation.blogspot.com.