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.
There is a gofundme for paint:
There is a website just for the murals:
You can also visit Luqman's website:
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