Laurel Mural Walk

Here’s just one of the murals that are going to be featured in tomorrow’s First Annual Mural Art Walk in the Laurel District of Oakland…

Sophie Leininger, Jen Martin, laurel mural walk

This mural, featured on the side of the small independent Laurel Book Store, was designed and produced by Sophie Leininger and Jen Martin with assistance from Lucille Dawson, Maria Beddia, and Brenda Bertran.

The mural interestingly incorporates mixed media including photographs, newspaper clippings, and other printed materials into a colorful painted mosaic-like quilt. Here’s a small snippet…

laurel district murals, laurel mural art walk

Sponsored by the Laurel District Association, the walk begins at 11am with a chance to meet the artists involved in the creation of several new murals adorning the Laurel District of MacArthur Blvd (between 35th Ave and High St). Meet on MacArthur near Maybelle (the location of the tiny Farmer’s Market on Saturdays 10am – 2pm).

At 12pm, the group will take a guided tour of the neighborhood to check out each of the murals, and then around 1pm back to the Maybelle location where a BBQ party kicks off with live music (Mucho Axe), live painting, yummy food, and kids activities to boot. Should be a great wholesome event!

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