The 2nd Annual Bay Area Mural Festival has been going on this week — and it will bring 10 environmentally-themed murals to Richmond.
BAMFest 2017 has brought together 10 master muralists and 2 East Bay youth groups to conduct a series of artist residencies and workshops culminating in the painting of murals throughout Richmond, according to the Richmond Art Center, which is hosting the event in partnership with the California Arts Council and La Peña Cultural Center.
The event will end on Friday, Oct. 8 with a closing ceremony event from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave.
“Artists will paint for one week and end the festival with a closing celebration at Richmond Arts Center with speakers, community painting, and performances by local musicians and dancers, which will be open to the public,” organizers said.
The festival also released a map of where the murals are being painted. The map was designed by “the one and only @thenativemask aka @sidemuestro.”