In 2008 a group of Oakland residents began a beautification initiative to supplement their crime prevention work and meet more neighbors. They began with one mosaic mural.
Three years later, they have created over 15 mosaic projects and have been awarded 3 local hero awards from the City of Oakland.
According to the team the flexible nature of the mosaic art form makes it an ideal community development project.
They hope their project will be replicated in other communities.
Hear their process, progress, and their works’ potential in this segment.
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