OAM features guided and self-guided walking tours, introducing visitors to Oakland’s galleries, artists, murals and public art.
Discover the over 1,000 murals transforming the face of Oakland into a museum curated by the artists who live here. Oakland is home to an incredible number of talented mural artists who are bringing communities and local businesses together through art. Use this map to discover new murals and learn about the artists behind the work.
This mural map is tracked using the LocalWiki system. This is a free service provided to the public by a dedicated volunteer network. We need your expertise to help us document Oakland’s murals. Is there a new mural that is not listed on the map? Join this community project by adding it to the map.
ADD A NEW MURAL TO THE MAP
Dragon School 99 Mural Tour
Oakland Art Murmur community partners Dragon School 99 created this self-guided Mural Tour of Oakland’s Chinatown district. Dragon School is a 501(c)3 organization that provides youth and artists a unique place to experiment with street-art and public murals, and they created 99 murals in Chinatown.
Remember, the murals are often changing so what you see may be different the next time you walk through Chinatown.
Start your mural adventure and download the map!
What is Public Art? Tour
In June 2015 this special Walking Tour was sponsored by the Lake Merritt – Uptown and Downtown Oakland Association. WHAT IS PUBLIC ART?, featured some of Oakland’s best public art.
As Oakland changes, so does the public art. As you go on this self-guided tour you can see what has changed and what has remained the same!
Start your public art adventure, download the map!
TEMESCAL NEIGHBORHOOD ART WALK
Oakland’s Temescal Neighborhood is vibrant, gritty and eclectic.
Take a tour of the Temescal District public art installations by accessing the digital map HERE or download the map!
Bay Area Mural Program
The Bay Area Mural Program (BAMP) is a nonprofit organization of local artists dedicated to facilitating and creating public art.
“Our program is constantly establishing new standards of excellence in the practice of public and contemporary art creation and exhibition. Our collaborative dialogue processes empower artists and communities to address and organize issues in the community. Community art builds bridges from conceptual connection to a physical understanding. With close attention to our clients desires the results are beautiful murals that inspire and motivate viewers.”
Look for the closest BAMP Mural on your next outing!
Let OAM curate a special visual arts experience for you and your friends, your team from work or your organization!
Led by OAM insiders, our walking tours take groups on a fun, informal exploration of various Oakland Arts Districts. You will be introduced to a small selection of art spaces handpicked by our friendly guides, and learn more about the artists, gallerists, and art professionals working behind the scenes. You may even find that perfect piece of art to take home! We will also curate mural and public art tours.
Private tours are available for groups of 5 or more and costs vary based on the size of the group and complexity of the request. Most tours are 2 hours in length.
Groups of 5 participants – donation of $150, additional participants $30 per person
Large groups may be accommodated based on docent availability. Contact us to discuss your request.