Jack London Square free pop-up gallery showcases muralists and local artists
Exhibit hall part of inaugural Oakland Art Month and Mural Festival
Oakland, Calif. – May 9, 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 created by Visit Oakland.
"The Oakland Mural Festival will bring together Bay Area muralists and Oakland youth through a series of artists' residencies and workshops," said Bay Area Mural Festival founder Sarah Siskin. "This festival is a celebration of public art and a way of uniting a community through local collaborations."
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.
The week-long Oakland Mural Festival runs May 12 through May 19. It will end with a closing celebration in Jack London Square, Saturday, May 19, from noon to 5 pm with community painting, performances by local musicians and dancers and children's activities.
The Oakland Mural Festival themes are social issues, the city's historically industrial waterfront and Oakland's cultural identity.
There are over 55 free public events at Jack London Square. Go here to see all the activities at the Oakland waterfront.
About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port's 5-year strategic plan - Growth with Care - pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.