Paint The Town Program

OakDOT is seeking applications for temporary street murals painted by the community (you) on Oakland’s streets.


Oakland residents are invited to engage with neighbors, friends, and community organizations to create murals directly on your neighborhood streets. All levels of experience are welcome! This is an opportunity to beautify your community and enhance interactions with your neighbors. There are no City fees associated with the mural painting process. Note that the program is temporarily running with limited support but remains open to self-motivated applicants. Check out the map to see the locations and photos of upcoming and completed murals!

Mural Application

Please read the guidelines before applying to organize painting a street mural and find the application form linked in the guidelines on page 6.

Volunteer Sign Up Form

Don't want to organize your own mural project but want to be involved in painting or helping with mural painting days? Fill out our volunteer sign up form and we'll let you know about upcoming paint the town volunteer opportunities.

In the News

Oakland DOT's New Mural Program is Street Art—Literally | KQED

Street art deal: Oakland DOT rolls out beautification program | Hoodline

Eyes on the Street: First “Paint the Town” Mural Hits the Streets of Oakland | Streets Blog SF

Oakland's 'Paint the Town!' mural project beautifies, encourages community collaboration | KTVU

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