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In July/August, 2015, artist/muralist Dr. Dragon (AKA LuQman) started working with youth on "Dragon School": "a grassroots initiative to empower Chinatown youth to enliven their neighborhood by teaching them to paint golden dragons. The goal would be to collectively paint 99 dragons throughout Chinatown, unifying the neighborhood by implementing a recurring visual motif on its urban structure and promoting a sense of civic pride in the youth living there" (see East Bay Express). Fuming Guerilla is also involved in the project. The 99 dragons have been painted and now the project is tackling a whole host of Chinese themed art for the next phase.

Links

There is a gofundme for paint:

http://www.gofundme.com/99Dragons
There is a website just for the murals:

http://www.dragonschool99.com/

You can also visit Luqman's website:

http://www.doctordragon.org/

7th between Jackson and Alice. Photo by greenkozi10th between Harrison and Webster. photo by greenkozi

harrison near 9th. photo by greenkozi

harrison and 10th. photo by greenkozi

unknown location. photo by brook_v, used with permissionJackson and 6th. Painted w/Dragon School for Fuming Guerilla. photo by brook_v, used with permissionunknown location. photo by fuming_guerilla. Used with permission.

Jackson and 6th. photo CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by William Newton
Jackson and 6th. photo CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by William Newton

7th and Webster. Tierdo and @3ugor

In the News:

2015-08-19: Painting Chinatown Gold, East Bay Express

2015-09-15: Oakland's Chinatown Gets a Graffiti Makeover with 99 Dragons, NBC News