Turning walls into artistic community landmarks!
Bay Area Mural Program
The Bay Area Mural Program is a nonprofit organization of artists dedicated to facilitating and creating public art. Our vision is to turn bare, blighted walls into artistic gateways into the community's surrounding environment. Explore our projects, shop BAMP artwork, and join our mural tours to discover how we create murals through a process of community engagement by involving local residents when designing and painting.
Who are we?
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.Start a Project
Bring the Artwork Home
As muralists, we seek to..
Use art to promote community engagement and development
Help share the unique story of each community
Help communities express themselves and find/explore the power of the visual voice
Develop neighborhood beautification projects and reclaim public spaces
Teach a high quality process of fine-art making in the creation of a community mural
Our Clients and Partners
"BAMP was a great partner for a Public Art Mural we worked on with them for a K-12 school in Oakland. Andre and his team are great to work with and were awesome working with the students. Everything was on schedule and the work they did was great! We would recommend them and be happy to work with them again on another project."
"We've had the members of BAMP up several times for different mural projects. Every member of the team has shown up with a very positive energy, and a strong desire to create with one and other as well as us. They've been a pleasure to work with, and we'd absolutely recommend the team to anyone seeking out their services."
"I love Oakland. We met Andre (Natty Rebel) a few weeks ago as we were walking to dinner. He was painting a mural across the street from the restaurant and I asked him if he'd heard of the new awesome art store in town. He hadn't. We got to talking a bit, and now he's set to adorn the new store with one of his fantastic murals!"
"I haven't yet (!) worked with BAMP but can't help but leave a review of their culture-defining and -shaping work, having followed their rise from conception. Knowing one of their muralists for almost 30 years, I've been able to see their destiny take fruition. To make us ask the hard questions, to bring back consideration and compassion in the community, and above all, to introduce new cultural concepts through art activism. Five stars doesn't cut it.”