Seventh Street Mural Project, CliffWalls are similar, separate projects

Oak Cliff, would you please stop being so creative and community-minded? We can’t keep your altruistic efforts straight.

Amy Wallace Cowan, one of our tireless community activists, sent an email this weekend to explain the difference between the Seventh Street Mural Project and Kevin Obregon’s CliffWalls mural project. They overlap, but they’re separate.

This Q&A from the March Advocate explains Obregon’s project, which has a for-profit aspect. He wants graffiti artists and muralists to be able to profit off of their work.

Here is what Cowan says about the Seventh Street Mural Project:

“The 7th Street Mural Project is a nonprofit effort by Steve Cruz, Jason Roberts, and me.  We are working with a total of 11 artists from Oak Cliff.  The project is strictly geared toward 7th Street, between Windomere and Zang.  We are raising money via Go Oak Cliff, which is a new (nonprofit) we’ve started just for this type of project.”

Thanks for clearing that up.


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  • Kevin Obregon

    Just a quick update: My Cliffwalls Mural Project will likely be a non-profit organization. The difference between Cliffwalls and the 7th Street Mural Project is that the 7th street mural project is now over. Cliffwalls will continue on and has some major murals & events planned for both Oak Cliff and West Dallas, as well as parts of downtown & the southern sector.

    Stay tuned.

  • Jason Roberts

    @James

    Why don’t you step up to the plate then?

  • Winnetka

    Amy says her project is focusing on 7th St between Windomere and Zang. That piece of road between Windomere and Polk are part of Winnetka Heights Historic District. Any modifications to the outside of a building in the district must be historically accurate and have approval from The Landmark Commission.

    I sincerely hope they are going through the proper channels.

  • James

    Stop being so creative? We could actually use a dose of creativity in OC. Everything that comes out of this bunch is copied. Listen to Mr Roberts speak and you’ll hear him repeatedly say “like Portland” or “in Austin they”.

    OC is not Portland or Austin. We have a wonderful diverse neighborhood, but we are in desperate need of real creative talent and leadership with original thinking.