Exploring Public Art in Oroville
Oroville Getaway Artist

Oroville has been shaped by two major forces since the 1800s--the Gold Rush and agriculture.

A boon to the state overall, the Gold Rush brought thousands of settlers to Oroville specifically since it was established as the home base of navigation of the Feather River to supply gold miners. After the gold industry dwindled, agriculture, and in particular olives and nut production, took its place.

Throughout Oroville today, you can find murals that reflect this history at the foundation of the city.

Below is a partial list of public art throughout and near Downtown Oroville–try to find them all (and let us know if you find others not on our list)!

If you’re interested in learning more about public art in Oroville, visit the Oroville Arts Commission page.

Montgomery Murals

Montgomery, which extends from Highway 70 to the Feather River, is the main street in Downtown Oroville and presents several large-scale murals that pay tribute to the city's past and present.

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WWII Training Base

Oroville City Hall, 1735 Montgomery

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Oregon City Covered Bridge

Parking Lot at Montgomery & Lincoln

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Harvest

by Christine Mae Shane

Parking Lot at Montgomery & Downer St.

Miners Alley Murals

Miners Alley cuts through Downtown Oroville, running parallel to Montgomery from Pine St. to Downer St., and throughout you can find murals that highlight the city's Gold Rush past.

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Dunn & Co. Feed and Grain

Miners Alley at 1346 Myers

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Deer Landscape

by Katie Anderson

Miners Alley at 1335 Myers

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<p>Miners Alley at 1347 Huntoon</p>
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<p>Miners Alley at 1347 Huntoon</p>
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<p>Miners Alley at 1347 Huntoon</p>
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Miners Interacting

Miners Alley at 1347 Huntoon

Bird Street Murals

One street south of Miners Alley, find more Gold Rush era-themed murals on Bird Street.

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Panning Gold

1898 Bird St.

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Black Bart Attack on the Oroville, 1882

1910 Bird St.

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Thomas Edison

2010 Bird St.

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Cranes

Historic Oroville Inn

2066 Bird St.

<p><strong>Old Cars</strong></p>
<p>Bird St. between Myers St. & Down St.</p>
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<p><strong>Old Cars</strong></p>
<p>Bird St. between Myers St. & Down St.</p>
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<p><strong>Old Cars</strong></p>
<p>Bird St. between Myers St. & Down St.</p>
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<p><strong>Old Cars</strong></p>
<p>Bird St. between Myers St. & Down St.</p>
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<p><strong>Old Cars</strong></p>
<p>Bird St. between Myers St. & Down St.</p>
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<p><strong>Old Cars</strong></p>
<p>Bird St. between Myers St. & Down St.</p>
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Old Cars

Bird St. between Myers St. & Down St.

Other Downtown Murals

Outside of the main streets, you can find other murals tucked away throughout Downtown Oroville.

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Ishi

by Shyla Cook

Butte County Office of Education, on Robinson between Huntoon & Lincoln

<p><strong>Native American Wall Art Reliefs</strong></p>
<p>Butte County Office of Eduation</p>
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<p>Butte County Office of Eduation</p>
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<p>Butte County Office of Eduation</p>
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<p>Butte County Office of Eduation</p>
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Native American Wall Art Reliefs

Butte County Office of Eduation

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Freemasonry Hall Mural

1462 Meyers St.

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Sank Park

Corner of Myers St. & High St.

<p><strong>Mural on Private Property </strong></p>
<p>Intersection of Robinson & Downer</p>
Robinson St. Mural 1
<p><strong>Mural on Private Property </strong></p>
<p>Intersection of Robinson & Downer</p>
Robinson St. Mural 2 - Old Feather River Bridge
<p><strong>Mural on Private Property </strong></p>
<p>Intersection of Robinson & Downer</p>
Robinson St. Mural 3 - Fish Hatchery Viewing Windows

Mural on Private Property

Intersection of Robinson & Downer

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Oroville Elementary School District building mural

Corner of Washington Ave. & Yard St.

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