It’s the last day of February. That means tomorrow people will gather in the streets to celebrate arts and culture at Oakland Art Murmur’s public event, First Friday. The day carries extra weight this time around, because of what happened at the last First Friday. Things were going well until about ten minutes before 11pm, when a shooting resulted in one death and three injuries, and the incident shocked people who have been patronizing the event since its beginning seven years ago.
In the aftermath of the Art Murmur shooting, will people stay away? Or will First Friday continue to draw thousands? I hit Telegraph Avenue yesterday to find out what residents are really thinking.
This originally aired earlier today on Crosscurrents on KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco.
See the full story at kalw.org/post/talking-about-quieter-art-murmur