Bay Area Mural Fest comes to Richmond this week

Fluorescent Piece created by a group of Bay Area Mural Festival participants. Bike tours during BAMF will visit all 11 of Richmond's new murals, including this one. (Photo courtesy of Bay Area Mural Festival)

Fluorescent Piece created by a group of Bay Area Mural Festival participants. Bike tours during BAMF will visit all 11 of Richmond's new murals, including this one. (Photo courtesy of Bay Area Mural Festival)

This week, an eclectic group of muralists are converging Richmond to paint 11 new murals, part of the second annual Bay Area Mural Festival.

And this Sunday, the Richmond Art Center will celebrate the completion of these artworks with an event featuring music, kids’ activities such as live painting, and even a bike tour of the new murals.

All of this is supported by nonprofits, including the California Arts Council and Los Probes Artistas, a collective of muralist brought together by the La Peña Cultural Center. According to the BAMF website, the murals will have social justice themes to draw “attention to issues of environmental degradation, pollution and climate change.”

This event is free to the public, performance and activities will run from 1-6 p.m. Click here for more information about BAMF and photos of what muralists have created so far.

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