Emeryville, USA

September 12-18, 2022

Sea Walls Emeryville

presented by
Oxford Properties


PangeaSeed Foundation’s global Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans program will be hosting its latest project in Emeryville from September 9-19, producing 16 ocean advocacy murals and hosting various public events to increase interest and engagement around marine stewardship and action within the community.

Over the span of six days, September 12-17, our team of ARTivists will create ten ocean advocacy murals that speak to pressing marine environmental topics related to the conservation of Emeryville’s marine natural resources, the Bay Area, and the world’s oceans.

After an immersive weekend of learning about and experiencing the various environmental challenges facing the Bay, the participating artists will be painting large-scale artworks on buildings across town, September 12-16. The public is invited to explore the mural sites and watch the artists in action!

Beyond the curation of purpose-driven, public ocean advocacy art, Sea Walls Emeryville will feature week-long, free-to-the-public programming curated to help facilitate an ongoing relationship between Emeryville’s community, the murals, and their environment. Activities will include youth outreach at the Emeryville Unified School District, a coastal cleanup on International Coastal Clean Up Day (September 17), and mural walking tours guided by Mayor Bauters, making it a well-rounded experience for all ages.

The public programming will culminate with a free community event at the Public Market Emeryville on September 16, featuring short film screenings and a thought-provoking panel discussion tackling topics at the intersection of art, science, and disruption for good.

The Public Market Emeryville will also act as the project’s headquarters, where residents and visitors can pick up mural walking maps, obtain more information on the initiative, and take part in public programming.


Poster design by Alexandra Underwood and Joey Rose


Mural Location Map

Use this handy mural map to go on a self-guided tour of the Sea Walls Emeryville murals!

Sea Walls Emeryville Mural Map


Event Schedule


September 16

6:30 – 9 pm

Free Film Screening & Panel Talk
September 17

9 am and on

California Coastal Clean-Up Day
September 17

1 pm

Guided Mural Tour With The Mayor

Go on an urban hike, discovering the newly completed murals.
Where: Meet at the Public Market




contributed their talent



were painted across over the span of 10 days



to help create positive action for our oceans through ARTivism

Support Sea Walls Emeryville

Across the globe, our Sea Walls projects have a grassroots spirit and are made possible by local communities and businesses coming together to support a common cause.

You too can be a part of this movement by supporting this groundbreaking project through a donation, becoming an official sponsor, or providing a mural site to be painted.


Why Emeryville

Despite being a Bay-Front city, Emeryville has a physical barrier between most residents and the water: Highway 580. For this reason, it’s easy to forget that Emeryville was once a vast bio-diverse wetland. We need to bring awareness and education to the public in order to reconnect with the natural environment that we have a responsibility to rehabilitate and protect.

As a designated arts district, Emeryville has a rich history of artists making their mark, beginning with the guerilla mudflat sculptures in the 70s and now with Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, 45th Street Artist’s Coop, and Bullseye Glass, to name a few. The only thing somewhat lacking is large-scale murals. Luckily, Emeryville is a city full of blank canvases on industrial warehouses with a community hungry for beautification - making this the perfect place for a public art Festival.

Murals (15)

We Are the Ocean

We Were Here, We Will Return

Children of Blood and Water

Texture of the Tract

Alexandra Underwood

Project Co-Director

Joey Rose

Project Co-Director

Akira Biondo

Director of Operations
PangeaSeed Foundation

Tre' Packard

Executive Director
PangeaSeed Foundation

Kai Kaulukukui

Ground Operations Manager

Simon Ormerod

Ground Operations Manager

Taylor Reinhold

Ground Operations Assistant

Mila Moldenhawer

Ground Operations Assistant

Evan "ESK" Wilson

Ground Operations Assistant

Sadie Phillips

Volunteer Coordinator

Yoshi Yanagita

Videographer & Photographer

Drew Underwood


Aaron De Ocampo


Charnell McQueen

UX/UI Designer