Character, one tile at a time


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.

Want to see their work for yourself? Click here to see a map of their mosaic projects. Want to overlay the mosaic sites on a map of Oakland neighborhoods? Use the Our Oakland map.

Read the related OaklandLocal article.


Author: ireneflorez

Bogotá-born, Oakland-based media bee.

2 thoughts on “Character, one tile at a time

  1. Wow! this is soooooo nice, you got skills. Thanks a whole lot–Peace Be Upon You.

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