Photo essay: Murals abound in Berkeley

Zainab Ali/Senior Staff

Berkeley’s vibrance perhaps known no better physical manifestation than the murals that riddle her walls and streets. Bringing light and color to otherwise musty corners, these murals represent Berkeley’s spirit of optimism, resilience and activism.

We took a look at some of the most prominent murals in the city. Just outside the Sunny Side Cafe, a brunch spot frequented by students and residents alike, a mural reminds the community that its members evoke sunlight.

On San Pablo Avenue, on the side of Mi Tierra Foods grocery store, a powerful emphasizes the influence and impact of people of color in the Berkeley community.

Around the city, many passersby stop to admire the beautiful art and gain an insight into the nuances of the Berkeley community in the process.

Night at Berkeley City College student lounge

Night at Berkeley City College student lounge

Mi Tierra Foods at 2082 San Pablo Ave

Mi Tierra Foods at 2082 San Pablo Ave

Mi Tierra Foods at 2082 San Pablo Ave

Mi Tierra Foods at 2082 San Pablo Ave

Night at Berkeley City College student lounge

Night at Berkeley City College student lounge

Night at Berkeley City College student lounge

Night at Berkeley City College student lounge

"Day" at Berkeley City College student lounge

“Day” at Berkeley City College student lounge

WeWork building at 2120 University Ave

WeWork building at 2120 University Ave

"Growing Connections" at the Gourmet Ghetto on Shattuck Avenue

“Growing Connections” at the Gourmet Ghetto on Shattuck Avenue

"Growing Connections" at the Gourmet Ghetto on Shattuck Avenue

“Growing Connections” at the Gourmet Ghetto on Shattuck Avenue

Telegraph Avenue and Dwight Way

Telegraph Avenue and Dwight Way

Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street

Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street

Zainab Ali is the photo editor. Contact her at [email protected]