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The 2018 Oakland Mural Festival | May 12-19

This year, Bay Area Mural Festival is teaming up with Visit Oakland to put on the Oakland Mural Festival as part of the first ever Oakland Art Month.

The Oakland Mural Festival will bring together master muralists and Oakland youth through a series of artist residencies and workshops culminating in the painting of up to 9 new murals in Jack London District of Oakland to add to the city’s current count of 1,000+ murals.

Participating muralists for 2018 include: Los Pobres Artistas, Trust Your Struggle, Susan Green and Art Forces, Jack and Alise Eastgate, Creative Shields aka Lower Bottoms Collective, Mike BAM Tyau with Jesus Rodriguez, Caleb Duarte, Dave Kim and David Burke.

There will be bike tours of the new murals, which are free and open to the public.

Bay Area Mural Festival
May 12-19, 2018
All over Oakland
FREE (most events should be free); check Facebook for event updates

New Mural Locations
Watch the murals being painted

  • 101 Jefferson St.
  • 679 2nd St.
  • 200 Wester St.
  • 335 3rd St.
  • 400 Franklin St.
  • 78 4th St
  • 10th St. and Broadway – Visit the Oakland Selfie Wall

Pop-Up Mural Art Gallery
54 Washington St., Jack London Square
Open Weekends, May 12-26, 2018

Muralists and local artists are displaying their work at Jack London Square through the end of May in a free pop-up gallery. The exhibit is open when other public events are happening at the Square on weekends and is part of the inaugural Oakland Art Month. There are nine new murals being painted in the Jack London District of Oakland. Artists are sharing their paintings at the Jack London Square pop-up gallery at 54 Washington Street on the ground floor.

Closing Mural Celebration
Saturday, May 19, 2018 | Noon to 5pm
Jack London Square, Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland

The week long festival will end with a closing celebration in Jack London Square on Saturday, May 19th with community painting, performances by local musicians and dancers, and kids activities.

Cav Magus
Xiomara Grace
Stanley Ipkuss
Jada Imani

Drow Flow
DJ Kream
Lil Thow Wow

M.C. KSwift

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