The winter months bring with them chilly temperatures and high heat bills. They also bring increased hardship for Oakland’s large homeless population.
The Community Rejuvenation Project (CRP), a nonprofit best known for large mural projects throughout Oakland, released a declaration on Tuesday decrying property destruction during last Wednesday’s general strike.
The stretch of Martin Luther King Way running from West Grand Avenue to 580 Freeway
lies within one of Oakland’s deadliest neighborhoods, appropriately nicknamed
Ghosttown by the local residents.
Ashland Cherryland Garden & Arts Network hosted a day-long event on Saturday to educate locals on the importance of reducing fossil fuel usage as well as introduce them to the future site of a community-driven neighborhood marketplace.
The California Arts Council announces that the Community Rejuvenation Project has received an “Artists in Schools” grant for the 2011-2012 school and fiscal year.
For the past two weeks, CRP Albuquerque artists, Release, Bryan and Tosh, have been participating in the CRP Bay Area Artist in Residency program.
Refa’s experience is paralleled by that of graffiti artist Desi, whose nonprofit organization, Community Rejuvenation Project, has created a series of murals—both commissioned and illegal— promoting peace and nonviolence in high-crime areas throughout West and East Oakland.
Before another contingent of the Caravan for Peace set off for Mexico, its first stop was in Watsonville. CRP artists meet the activists at the Watsonville Brown Beret Bike Shack early Sunday morning.