Oakland’s Latham Square Street Painting Day

From EBBC:

Over the next month, the City of Oakland will create an innovative new pedestrian space in downtown by closing Telegraph Ave south of 16th St to cars. The new Latham Square Plaza will be populated with planters, seating, landscaping, and mobile retail. The project’s website contains more details, including project background and design details:  www.oaklandnet.com/LathamSquare. One design element is to paint the street, and the City is hosting a community painting event on Saturday, July 27. This all-ages event will be a unique opportunity to take part in a large scale public art project, and help beautify a key downtown intersection.

Oakland is looking for enough volunteers to ensure that the entire space gets painted by the end of the day. If you want to be a part of the street art, please contact Jamie Parks at: jparks@oaklandnet.com or by phone at: 510.318.1425.


Latham Square's moveable street furniture

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