Events

The BAMP

Art Clash Spray Paint

Oakland Art Clash

The Oakland Art Clash is a live painting competition that encourages the involvement of emerging and professional visual artists to paint under a theme that promotes social change and community healing through artistic images. In addition to fusing diverse artists with different skill levels and disciplines together, this event allows the public to connect with and interact with artists as they paint. This level of collaboration, even in a competitive atmosphere is the intended bridge between artists and the public. We provide a different dimension to the painter-patron relationship by allowing potential patrons to see the full artistic process by watching a blank canvas transform into a work of art. We highlight multiple forms of creative expression by inviting various diverse musicians, DJs, performers, vendors, photographers, videographers, and media outlets from the local Bay Area community.

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Downtown Oakland Mural Tours 

The Downtown Oakland Mural Tour is the first artist to organize and led the tour, giving you the inside perspective on the stories behind some of the most powerful street art in the Bay Area and the artists who created them. The group meets at community hub Oakstop at 1740 Telegraph and takes off on a 1.5-mile walk up Broadway, Franklin, and Telegraph through Oakland's most lively and decorated streets. In addition to highlighting the art, participants will also get tips on authentic local Oakland shops, restaurants, and black-owned businesses downtown. 

The Bay Area Mural Program is a leading arts organization that turns bare and blighted walls into cultural landmarks for the people. Since 2018 the BAMP has worked with hundreds of volunteers and community members on their murals, ensuring that the walls of the city reflect the people who live there. 

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Screen Printing

Temporarily on hold.

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Oakland First Fridays  

You can find our vending both once a month on First Fridays. Oakland First Fridays is a monthly celebration of arts, culture, food, and community. It happens on the first Friday of the month from 5 pm-9 pm on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. It is a free event that draws up to 30,000 people.All fundraising proceeds will go to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Bay Area Mural Progam Inc. to continue creating community-based programming and employ local artists.

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Oakland Artist Gala 

The Oakland Artist Gala is an annual black-tie fundraiser hosted at the California Ballroom. This event highlights the underrepresented brilliance of the creative minds in Oakland. Each year, different organizations and individuals are honored for their outstanding contributions to the public arts. You don't want to miss the fun-filled night of Local Celebrities and Community Leaders. 

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Oakland Artists Gala

The Oakland Artist Gala is an annual black-tie fundraiser hosted at the California Ballroom. This event highlights the underrepresented brilliance of the creative minds in Oakland. Each year, different organizations and individuals are honored for their outstanding contributions to the public arts. You don't want to miss the fun-filled night of Local Celebrities and Community Leaders. 

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Our Mission

TURNING WALLS INTO ARTISTIC COMMUNITY LANDMARKS!

THE BAY AREA MURAL PROGRAM

Art has the power to open doors and therefore is an essential component of each young person’s education The Bay Area Mural Program takes great pride in offering different levels of art and mural training for all ages!