The setting: an abandoned ink factory in West Berkeley that’s been an epicenter of Bay Area street art over the past decade, slated to be refurbished into an office building.
But as luck would have it, the firm that recently purchased the building happened to be headed up by an art enthusiast who sits on the board of the Oakland Museum of California. He noticed that much of the extraordinary graffiti in the factory was done by artists also exhibiting at the Museum.
He invited Endless Canvas, the Bay Area graffiti culture blog and zine, to round up some of the artists to restore their pieces and host a week-long exhibit open to the public.
The exhibit included three stories of art (over 36,000 square feet of space) from more that 45 Bay Area artists. Take a look at some scenes in the video above.