Murals offer accessibility to art and creative expression as an integrated component of the physical environment, in effect turning public spaces into open art galleries. Aesthetically, murals also promote a sense of identity and belonging while communicating a welcoming and open atmosphere, and helping to strengthen the community's ability to identify with its place. In 2017, the City embarked on a Mural Art Project in an effort of revitalization and activation. View the video about this project.
When Water Flows, the Land and People Will Thrive
Artist: Mike "BAM" Tyau
Location: Downtown San Leandro BART Station Substation building (1401 San Leandro Blvd)
Oakland muralist BAM designed this San Leandro Creek-inspired mural in the fall of 2022. The mural was painted by San Leandro-based muralist/artist Vogue in December 2022.
Location: 1605 Abram Court (posterior wall, adjacent to the southbound Marina Boulevard exit on I-880)
Argentinian muralist Pastel installed this monumental mural in February of 2017. As is typical of Pastel's style, the theme of the mural incorporates flora common to the local area.
Artists: Troy Lovegates and Cannon Dill
Location: 1800 Merced Street
In March and April of 2017, established Oakland muralists Troy Lovegates and Cannon Dill collaborated on this massive mural, which celebrates San Leandro's manufacturing heritage. The workers represented in the mural are employees from several San Leandro manufacturing businesses.
Sound & Color
Artist: Kelly Ording
Location: 14995 Farnsworth Street
Oakland artist and muralist Kelly Ording installed this vibrant and abstract mural adjacent to the active intersection of Farnsworth Street and Manor Boulevard in the Washington Manor neighborhood in February 2017.
Artist: Sarah Bowser
Location: 15000 Farnsworth Street
Multimedia artist Sarah Bowser installed this whimsical and three-dimensional mural in the Washington Manor between March and May of 2018. The mural is constructed of painted wood appliques that have been mounted onto the wall.
The Great Migration of the Monarch Butterfly
Artist: Rigo 23
Location: 1314 San Leandro Boulevard (posterior wall of St. Leander School gymnasium, adjacent to San Leandro Boulevard)
In 2014, San Francisco muralist Rigo 23 adorned the St. Leander School gymnasium with this striking mural, which celebrates both the Monarch Butterfly sanctuary and San Leandro's Portuguese heritage.
Marina Dog Park
Artist: Ernest Doty
Location: Dog Park South of Marina Park (along Bay Trail)
In 2019, Oakland artist Ernest Doty created a fence mural along the newly restored dog park South of Marina Park. The mural is painted on slats weaved into the wire fence and features several breeds of canines.