Estria Battle October 12


October 12th ~ The Life is Living Festival at Defremery Park presented by the Estria Foundation and Youth Speaks, 16th St & Adeline St., West, Oakland, CA 94607    All ages, free admission.
In addition to the Estria Battle this day long event includes the following:

Stencil Workshop:   A youth-focused interactive arts education activity where participants select positive images and spray paint them on t-shirts, creating an original design.

Blackbook Battle:  Youth ages 14-21 create a drawing based on the day’s theme. Mentor artists judge the competition and provide positive feedback and supportive critiques. The first 50 participants receive a free sketch “blackbook” to take home.

Youth Mural Battle:  A live painting and visual storytelling competition featuring prominent young visual arts organizations from the Bay Area, Southern California, and Arizona. Contestant teams use mixed media of acrylic paints, markers and spray paint to develop murals addressing a given topic. Winning canvases will be displayed at the Oakland Public Library’s “Teen Zones” where free urban arts workshops will be held for youth through March 2014.

The Yerba Buena Center for Arts will be hosting the the Dance Stage with music from Samba, East and West African dance traditions.

Visual Arts Arena:
•    Favianna Rodriguez & CultureStrike: Create your own butterfly for the Migration is Beautiful Campaign
•    Rock Paper Scissors Collective:  Create your own zine / Live painting
•    Brett Cook:  Community Painting Project
•    Youth Radio: App Academy –  Youth workshop to concept the creation of an app for the Life is Living Festival

Skateboarding demonstrations at Town Park, workshops, and competitions for all ages and skill levels.Food vendors and booths from non-profit groups and sponsors.

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