Earlier this year, Pro Arts merged with the Great Wall of Oakland. Pro Arts will continue the mission and programming of the Great Wall of Oakland — presenting media art in public spaces. The New Great Wall of Oakland will mainly be situated at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, but sometimes travel to other neighborhoods in Oakland.
The mission of the program is to provide talented artists a prominent, outdoor public space to screen their work; to expand the scope of “Public Art,” and to enrich the lives of the people who live and work in Oakland.
The program consist of outdoor projections, performances and media art screenings in Oakland. In addition to commissioning and presenting new media works for the Wall, this year, Pro Arts will inaugurate a resident artist program in local schools, as well as a project that offers local residents the opportunity to get hands-on experience in video creation.