Street mural in miniature: banner making at NCIO art party

On Sunday afternoon a group of No Coal in Oakland activists and artists gathered in a West Oakland backyard to organize the many pieces of next weekend’s RISE March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice in San Francisco. To rehearse the layout and painting of NCIO’s 35′ street mural — one of as many as fifty that will be chalked and painted at SF Civic Center on Saturday Sept 8th, at the endpoint of the RISE March — artists painted the planned street mural in miniature onto cloth that will be carried as a banner from the meetup point at the Embarcadero to NCIO’s place in the fifty-panel street mural (UPDATE: we’ll paint our mural at the corner of Grove St. & Larkin St. — the intersection shared by the SF Public Library and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium). The photos below tell the story, from outline to the banner you can look for on Steuart St. between Market and Mission as we assemble (at 10 am) for the march (which kicks off at 11).

We invite you to RSVP on Facebook to let us know you’ll join us … and whether or not you RSVP, we look forward to marching and painting — full-size — with you next Saturday!

Here’s the banner-painting in photos: