Art for Us
Lowell Street Mural: Forge to Forest
GGCA has obtained a grant from the City to install a mural across the entire Lowell St.-facing wall of the Glow Glass Studio at 950 57th St. The art will transform this dark and frequently tagged part of Lowell St. into a luminous scene of imaginary creatures based on species native to this area. Fuming Guerilla Productions will design and install the mural with input from neighbors this summer, pending grant disbursement by District 1 Councilmember Dan Kalb.
Honoring Our Elders
GGCA pays tribute to our oldest residents by capturing their photo images, recollections of Golden Gate’s past, and hopes for its future. Their perspectives on and contributions to our neighborhood provide a valuable sense of place and our role in it. Portrait photographer and Golden Gate resident Bart Nagel is capturing both the images and video interviews. The exhibit will be held in early 2018. Stay tuned for details.
Mosaic Trashcan Makeover
Oakland mosaic artist Juan Lopez installed three pollinator-themed trashcans between 61st and 63rd Streets where kids wait for buses and at crosswalks on San Pablo Avenue. Three more are being installed by volunteers between 53rd and 56th Streets. All six were funded by a Family Friendly Oakland through a grant from the nonprofit, KaBoom! and the Public Works program, Adopt-A-Spot. Contact GGCA to support more trashcan makeovers.