For decades, murals and graffiti have long been a part of the public culture and conversation in Oakland. In the past five or so years, a wave of vibrant, relevant, colorful, and large-scale street-art-style murals have appeared on the public walls of this East Bay Area city, from West Oakland, Laurel, Uptown, Chinatown, Jack London, to many other locations. All levels of graffiti, with and without permission, are also thriving, adding to these growing art concentrations. This walk looks at walls in the Downtown, Chinatown, and Uptown (Art Murmur) areas where there are concentrations of murals that can be easily seen by walking.
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This tour available for WEEKENDS ONLY! Last minute bookings usually DO NOT work.
SUMMER FRIDAY AFTERNOONS may be available.
PARTY OF ONE? Please contact me for single tour rates and opportunities!
Thanks for being interested in sharing art in the streets with me.
Hey there, I've been wandering the streets of San Francisco and staring at the walls, poles, fences, and sidewalks, since 1997. The City's urban landscapes can be filled with graffiti, murals, stickers, stencils, and other creative styles. I have been documenting, writing about, and making stencils since 1995. In 2008, I wrote the book "Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art." It has over 500 photos, 400 artists, from 28 countries. I also have a website (since 2002) with over 20,000 photographs of street art documented. I have exhibited art shows as well as written essays for art books. Go here for more info: www.stencilarchive.org Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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