A “Gateway Mural” on Webster Street has long been at the top of the West End Arts District bucket list. A strong public art statement to welcome people to the island and to the budding arts district.  In 2020, we invited 5 local muralists to submit proposals for the commission and started the search for the ideal site.

WEAD is hosting two zoom gatherings to introduce our community to the artist selected to work with us on the Webster Gateway Mural. Dave Young Kim is an Oakland-based, fine-artist and muralist whose work is rooted in his Korean ancestry. Kim refers to himself as a 'community artist,' working hand in hand with the community to create work that reflects and inspires them.

(images shown here: "Summit" and "Han" both by Dave Young Kim)