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Saturday, May 22: Come paint the town (Uptown, that is!)

May 12, 2010

Please come to the first City Canvas Community Paint Day at Westlake! Join City Canvas, a new East Bay arts organization, for painting, food, and drinks in the parking lot between Westlake Middle School and First Congregational Church on Harrison. We’ll be painting murals designed by Oakland artist David Stern-Gottfried in collaboration with eighth-grade students at Westlake Middle School. In June, these murals will be on display for First Friday (location TBD, so stay tuned!) and then installed on traffic signal boxes throughout the Westlake/Uptown area. Thanks to Westlake Middle School, Open Circle, the City of Oakland Public Art Program, Benjamin Moore Paints, and Whole Foods Oakland for their support of this project.

For more information on City Canvas and the Westlake project, check out our website.

Live in the neighborhood or own a business with a window for flyer-hanging? Click here to download a flyer.

A few notes:

  • Families are welcome, although painting activities will be geared towards adults and youth in grades six and above. (Westlake has a beautiful lawn, though, so feel free to bring along other outdoor activities for the younger crowd!)
  • If you drive, please try to park on the street as we’ll need the parking lot itself for painting.
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