Oakland murals color the urban jungle

They're not always easy to find, but hundreds of street murals brighten Oakland's walls. Here are some.

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.

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  1. Thanks, Jill!

    Some days it’s hard to find the beauty in Oakland, even for those of us who love this place. These murals make it hard to avoid, though. Oakland is worth being proud of.

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