City Seeks Input on Upcoming Mural

City Seeks Input on Upcoming Mural

The City of Alameda is seeking community input on proposed designs for a new mural located on Blanding Avenue. This artwork is part of the city’s public art grant, originally awarded in 2018. When the original location planned for the mural became infeasible, the Public Art Commission worked to identify a new location for the mural.

Because the mural is intended to be site-specific, the artist submitted two new mural design proposals for public review. The designs and community feedback will go before the Public Art Commission for review and recommendation, and then to the City Council for final approval.

The location of the new mural is 1925 Everett St. on the wall facing Blanding Avenue.

The artist, Dan Fontes, has a long history in the Bay Area and is well known for many local murals, including the Giraphics and Zebra murals underneath Highway 580 in Oakland.

The proposed mural designs (shown at right) include “Park Street 1909” a 14’x16’ reproduction of historic photo providing a glimpse into the history of nearby Park Street. The other option, “Egret,” is a 14’x7 design reflecting the site’s proximity to the Oakland estuary, and the native wildlife which frequents the channel.

Visit www.alamedaca.gov/mural to submit feedback prior to Thursday, Feb. 28. Alternatively, email feedback to Amanda Gehrke at agehrke@alamedaca.gov.