Thursday, April 14, 2011

Peep Oaksterdam's Dope Mural Nominated to the Oakland Indie Awards

By David Downs
Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 8:45 AM

Celebrating Oakland businesses and artists, the 5th annual Oakland Indie Awards are back Friday, May 13. America's pioneering cannabis college, Oaksterdam, says they've nominated for an Indie Award for their new 725 7,300 square-foot mural that went up in March on the huge north wall. (click to enlarge)

Oaksterdams new North Wall
  • Oaksterdam
  • Oaksterdam's new North Wall

Painted by Brooklyn East Bay artist R.B. Morris III and "Munir Munir", Oakland Living blogs the details of its arrival. Check out the wide view of the process below.

Everything looks cooler in a fish eye lens.
  • Oakland Living
  • Everything looks cooler in a fish eye lens.

And here's links to 2 views of downtown from up on the mural.

A Better Oakland blog has the entire planning saga from City Hall as well as cool alternative concepts like this one.

Old timey!
  • Old timey!

The Indie Awards Party goes down 6-10 p.m., Friday, May 13 at the Garden Room & Lakeview Terrace, Kaiser Center, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA. Tickets $10 online. Here is last year's winners. Indie Award Nominations ended April 1. Judges will pick winners from the group of nominees.

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