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Oakland Mural Festival 2018

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Bay Area fam! Catch me and Xiomara performing new songs from out upcoming collaborative LP “Nineteen Ninety” at this year’s Oakland Mural Festival. This is a free event! Details below:

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 9 new murals in Jack London District of Oakland.

The week long festival will end with a closing celebration in Jack London Square on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from 1pm-6pm with entertainment hosted by OAKHELLA! Festivities include community painting, performances by local musicians and dancers, and kids activities. We will have bike tours of the new murals, which will have free admission and be open to the public. The exact mural sites will be announced by May 12th!

Performers:
Cav Magus
Xiomara feat. Amerigo Gazaway
Stanley Ipkuss
Jada Imani

DJs:
Drow Flow
DJ Kream
Lil Thow Wow

Host:
M.C. KSwift

Our muralists 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.

The Oakland Mural Festival, presented by Bay Area Mural Festival is the same festival we have put on the past two years but with a slight name change. This is to be sure folks know this event is happening in Oakland, but we have the same community oriented approach. Think of this as the Oakland edition of BAMFest.

Oakland Mural Festival will use the mural arts to engage East Bay youth, local Bay Area artists and the Oakland community through beautification and placemaking activities. The festival will call attention to social issues, honor the legacy of Oakland’s historically industrial waterfront, and celebrate Oakland’s cultural identity.

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