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Oakland’s New Giant “All Black Lives Matter” Mural

Huge curving, colorful art installation painted along Lake Merritt by volunteers this weekend.
By - posted 7/1/2020 No Comment

Thanks to ABC7 for letting us know about the new mural circling the street near Oakland’s Lake Merritt over the weekend. Photo credit, John Kirkmire of LakeMerritt.org

The text reads “All black trans queer nonbinary women’s disabled imprisoned lives matter

The East Bay Center for Queer Art organized the art installation on Lakeside Park road outside The Gardens of Lake Merritt, running from Children’s Fairyland to the Lake Merritt boating center. Artists painted the letter outlines on Friday and then volunteers came Saturday to paint it all in.

You can purchase a print of one of the aerial photos by @techboogie and 100% of proceeds go to the lead artists involved.

Artists include @queerartscenter  @tgijp  @spectrumqueermedia   @wearetheoneswevebeenwaitingfor  @yourkinfolkz@Sencreatesart@artedesangronx@trans.sanji@fieraferrari@derrickbellart@prettyravegorl@angryplush@aalatheoni@on.mommas@ceremony.vee@ghostmilk_@shotbyguerrilla  @noitsimani – Additional photography by @eyeintheskylane


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#ALLBLACKLIVESMATTER / LAKE MERRITT, OAKLAND, CA / 6.29.20 . . This powerful mural was created in honor of Black Trans and Queer Lives and reads ALL BLACK TRANS, QUEER, NON BINARY, WOMEN, DISABLED, IMPRISONED LIVES MATTER. Much love and respect for the amazing organizations and artists that made this happen. It really is a must to experience in person. . . Prints available for purchase via link in bio. 100% proceeds go to the lead artists involved (see gofundme https://bit.ly/31si8d9 for more info) . . Artists/Orgs: @queerartscenter @tgijustice @spectrumqueermedia @wearetheoneswevebeenwaitingfor @yourkinfolkz @Sencreatesart @artedesangronx @trans.sanji @fieraferrari @derrickbellart @prettyravegorl @angryplush @aalatheoni @on.mommas @ceremony.vee @ghostmilk_ @shotbyguerrilla @noitsimani @endeavors_oakland and please excuse me if I missed anyone

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Our Black Trans and Queer lives are devalued and erased. Outcries for justice are ignored. 
We will not be SILENT or SMALL! 
THIS #AllBlackLivesMatter art-in-action #Oakland #California mural is UNAPOLOGETICALLY BRIGHT + BIG! Bringing visibility to our call for justice. The massive mural was conceived + designed by 3 Black Trans and GNC artivists: Kin Folkz, Guerrilla Davis + Janetta Johnson (The @queerartscenter + @wearetheoneswevebeenwaitingfor + @tgijustice + Spectrum Queer Media) Janetta, Guerrilla + Kin Folkz thank the 13 QTPOC artists (including Kin + Guerrilla) who all took on the difficult task of figuring out the layout + stenciling the majority of the massive mural onto the ground. 
@queerartscenter @tgijp @spectrumqueermedia @wearetheoneswevebeenwaitingfor @yourkinfolkz, @Sencreatesart, @artedesangronx, @trans.sanji, @fieraferrari, @derrickbellart, @prettyravegorl, @angryplush, @aalatheoni, @on.mommas, @ceremony.vee, @ghostmilk_, @shotbyguerrilla
 We send deep bows of gratitude to the over 250 wonderful Queer Arts Center and WeAreTheOnes supporters + community members who came out to co-create this visible and necessary message by filling-in the stenciled letters! We also thank, @endeavors-oakland ⁣team who we brought onboard to source the materials and work alongside us on day-of coordination. 
To learn how you can support these and other Black Trans + Queer led organizations visit www.QueerArtsCenter.com

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