Mural #3 is the third out of six murals in West Oakland and will help transform the neighborhood in the next couple of months. In 2014, West Oakland Middle School students re-imagined themselves as superheroes that solve problems in their communities. Students developed a conceptual design and local artist, Javier Rocabado, integrated their inspiring characters and stories to create a beautiful final design of the forthcoming 4,000 sq. ft. mural.
A mural this vast is expensive to install, and we are still about $10,000 short. Funds raised will be used to purchase high quality materials, and to pay our artists for the hundreds of hours required to produce murals of this scale. Now we need the community’s help to come up with the remaining funds so we can complete this community project!
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Our goal with the Oakland Super Heroes Mural (OSH) project is to cultivate, educate and engage youth in community issues and solutions through the power of public art.
“It’s great to be a part of this, I mean… I can’t believe my art is going into a mural!!!” Betsy, from Westlake Middle School’s Eagle Village Afterschool Program