Art Tours

OAM features guided and self-guided walking tours, introducing visitors to Oakland’s galleries, artists, murals and public art.

SECOND SATURDAY ART TOURS

Free and family friendly art tours held on the second Saturday of every month. Led by OAM insiders, our 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.

You’ll find our upcoming tours listed on our Homepage Events and on Eventbrite!

CURATED ART TOURS FOR GROUPS

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 Oakland’s arts districts and public art. Oakland has hundreds of artworks all around the city! This in-person tour will expose you to stunning sculptures and artwork outside of museums, in parks and on the facades of buildings throughout neighborhoods. New works are commissioned and added to the city’s collection all the time in Oakland’s giant outdoor art gallery! Let us know a little bit about your interests, organization and group size and OAM will take care of the rest!

Private tours are available at a flat rate of $300 for groups of up to ten (10) people. Children under ten (10) years of age will be charged $10 per child. Larger groups, over 10 people, will be charged an additional $20 per person. Most tours are 1 – 2 hours in length. We must receive your request a minimum of two weeks prior to your desired tour date. The best days to schedule your tour are Fridays and Saturdays. We do not conduct tours on Sundays. 

Multiple groups may be accommodated based on guide availability.

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MURAL TOURS FOR GROUPS

Led by local muralists, our walking mural tours weave through neighborhood streets on foot and take groups on a fun, informal and educational exploration of Oakland’s outdoor art gallery, our murals! Oakland’s murals, created by emerging and experienced muralists and mural collectives, create art that transforms our city. You’ll be inspired by the incredible public art, get behind-the-scenes look at mural creation, learn about the mural-making processes and hear the in-depth stories about the people and communities that inspired and shaped each mural.

The largest concentration of walkable murals are located in Uptown and Downtown neighborhoods in Oakland. Other neighborhoods may be available based on guide availability.

Private tours are available at a flat rate of $300 for groups of up to ten (10) people.  Children under ten (10) years of age will be charged $10 per child. Larger groups, over 10 people, will be charged an additional $20 per person.Most tours are 1 – 2 hours in length. We must receive your request a minimum of two weeks prior to your desired tour date. The best days to schedule your tour are Fridays and Saturdays. We do not conduct tours on Sundays.

Multiple groups may be accommodated based on docent availability. Contact us to discuss your request.

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SELF-GUIDED  TOURS
TEMESCAL ART MAP

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!

BAMP MURALS MAP

Bay Area Mural Program - team project at the Kapor Center in Oakland

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!

Dragon School 99 Mural Tour

Dragon School 99 Mural Detail

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!