Murals

Murals

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. Click HERE to view the video about this project.


COSTANOANS

Pastel

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.

      
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 AROUND HERE

Troy Lovegates & 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.

            
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 SOUND AND COLOR

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. 

  
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 PEACHY

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 has been mounted onto the wall.

  
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 THE GREAT MIGRATION OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY

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.

    
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