Tuesday, November 23, 2010

early freeway mural

This mural was created in 1977 by a group of students from Laney Community College.  This makes it one of the earliest murals in Oakland.  It is on Claremont Avenue under the Highway 24 overpass.  It was restored in 2003.  A small little park is across the street.  Surprisingly, the neighborhood uses it despite the whooshing sound of traffic above your head, and who knows what chemicals in the air.  Somewhat ironic given the theme of the mural.


  1. That's a neat mural. Kinda interesting where one finds murals, isn't it?

  2. Cool shot, and a lot better than bare concrete.

  3. I really like murals... tempted to start a participatory murals blog...