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Art Walk Brings Students Through Oakland History

by Hale Sargent, Anza Trail Interpretive Specialist

Tagged as:   Alameda County , Art , California , Historic Sites , youth

CCA Students on Art Walk

This week students brought art and history together for a unique walk to Oakland's Peralta Hacienda, a certified site of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

The Art Walk was produced by students from Oakland's ARISE High School and the Athena Project at the California College of the Arts (CCA).

This same group partnered with the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail last year to produce a mural about Oakland history for the Fruitvale BART Station.

Both the mural and the art walk are part of an ongoing discussion of how to encourage people to travel the one mile from BART -- a major transportation hub -- to the Peralta Hacienda Historical Park. The Art Walk sprinkled facts and reflections (about Peralta family, Oakland history, and the Fruitvale's diversity) like breadcrumbs leading people to explore the park.

In producing the art walk, the high school students learned more about their neighborhood's history and learned skills in art and photography from the CCA students. A companion exhibit to the art walk is in development for the Oakland Museum of California.


CCA Students on Art Walk

Art Walk Flyer

Artist Chris Treggiari and Virginia Jardim of the Athena Project (waving) get ready to lead the students on the art walk.

Art Walk Diversity Fact

Burger King Art Walk factoid

Fruitvale Mural Connects BART to Peralta Hacienda

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