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Arts at Oakland

Courtesy of Historic Oakland Foundation

The Greek myth of Persephone is an origin story of the seasons, and it's temptingly ripe with symbolism. Saturday night — and for one night only — the historic Oakland Cemetery will host an ethereal evening of art inspired by the Persephone myth.

For the Cemetery's third annual "Arts at Oakland" event, artist Sanithna Phansavanh created 10 life-size murals that will be installed throughout the Victorian garden grounds. Improvisational music and movement collective Flight of Swallows will also perform throughout the evening.

Courtesy of Historic Oakland Foundation

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In the spring of 2015, the Historic Oakland Foundation presented their first-ever "Arts at Oakland," an annual event partnering local artists and the storied Oakland Cemetery with the aim of showcasing and interpreting the landmark's history through art. The program debuted with "The Cryptophonic Tour," a sound art installation with audio arts collective ROAMtransmissions.