Never Been Idle Mural painted by EastSide Arts Alliance took up almost the entire exterior wall of Eastside Cultural Center located at 2277 International Blvd. in the Fruitvale district.
Never Been Idle refers to the Idle No More movement begun in Canada in late 2012 by Indigenous North American First Nations peoples.
As of 4/24/13 the majority of this mural has been buffed. Only the woman on the far right side remains. According to an unidentified comment on this page, the mural was buffed so that another mural could be painted on this wall. The plan is to rotate murals and have new ones appear periodically.
Before it disappeared from the street, the mural appeared in a few tweets:
- 'Never Been Idle' mural on International Blvd btw 22nd & 23rd #IdleNoMore #Oakland @BibliotecaPopul 26 January 2013
- @YourAnonNews have you seen this #idlenomore mural in #Oakland it reads "Never been Idle" #Yan #Anonymous @OccupyTheMob 25 February 2013
- Never Been Idle mural, Eastside Cultural Arts Center, Oakland #idlenomore Jenna Loyd @mobilarchiva 6 April 2013