OAKLAND -- Chinese dragons, African dancers, protests and historical scenes take shape in vibrant colors on once-blighted walls surrounding a parking lot.

The Alice Street Mural Project is a mural and documentary about the intersection of cultures at 14th and Alice streets in downtown Oakland.

The stories that documentarian Spencer Wilkinson and artists Desi Mundo and Pancho Peskador tell celebrate the Chinese and African-American residents' history and resilience against displacement.

Interviews at the historic Hotel Oakland, home for many Chinese seniors, and the Malonga Casquelord Center, a theater home for many African dance and arts companies, guided the mural design.

The artists have invited the neighborhood to food and dance for the mural's phase I unveiling Friday August 8, at 3 p.m. Phase II, a large wall facing Hotel Oakland should be completed in September.

Laura Oda/Oakland Tribune

Photo by Jane Tyska/Oakland Tribune


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Photo by Jane Tyska/Oakland Tribune