When plywood went up on storefronts in Alameda at the start of the widespread protests against racial injustice in the weeks following the killing of George Floyd, artists stepped forward to paint the bare panels, transforming them into calls for justice and signals of grief, solidarity, and hope. A selection of these murals are now on extended view in a public installation on Alameda’s West End. They form the centerpiece of the West End Healing Garden, a place for reflection, and a place for nurturing the community conversations so vital to healing and progress.
The Healing Garden, a collaboration between West End Arts District and West Alameda Business Association, is on Webster Street at Taylor Avenue. On view through late fall.