I have been in the process of selling a property at the corner of Castro & San Pablo Avenue next to the
Greyhound Station over the past few months. The property for years has suffered from blight, and
constant random tagging. It was an obvious eyesore at a heavily travelled intersection at the entrance to
the Uptown District.
In December I was approached by Sage Loring of Fuming Guerilla Productions to provide services to the
owner by working with local artists to paint a large mural which has vastly improved the perception of the
property, and has eliminated tagging at the building.
I wanted to endorse Sage and Fuming Guerilla Productions, in case you might also benefit from their
services in your respective project. It also adds to the arts and vibrancy that Oakland has always been
After looking at the other work they have done (especially around Oakland) I have no hesitancy in
endorsing this organization in bringing a unique and effective approach using art as a medium for
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To whom it may concern,
FGP & Local Edition MKTG provided our company with a unique service; content marketing and
branding via an original hand-painted mural. The art, located at a high traffic spot, provides a subtle
advertising piece for Trellis. This project was masterfully executed to ensure that the artwork also serves
as a public art piece for the residents of Oakland, Ca. This is a hard to balance request and it turned out
Sage and his team were professional and executed on-time and at the agreed upon price. We look forward
to future collaborations and recommend their services to anybody looking to incorporate something
unique for their business."
970 Grace Avenue 510.597.1619
Oakland, CA 94608 destinyarts.orgOakland, CA 94608 destinyarts.org
August 11, 2015
On behalf of Destiny Arts Center, I would like to commend you for your work activating
our city landscape by facilitating professional artwork by local artists on commercial
properties throughout our city.
The mural we commissioned with your organization, Fuming Guerilla on the primary façade
of our arts center on Stanford Avenue has instantly improved the aesthetic quality of the
building as well as provided several benefits; 1) it is an interesting and relevant piece of art
from a local artist, 2) it deters graffiti on our storefront and, 3) has deterred graffiti
vandalism from the surrounding area. The mural also serves as a virtual window from the
street into our arts center, showcasing our performing and martial arts programs for youth as
we move young people to peace.
The artworks has also been well received by our neighbors and passersby, who comment on
the overall impact of activating this idle commercial building with a welcoming community
and cultural space. On behalf of the board of directors, staff and families at Destiny Arts
Center, thank you for contributing to the cultural vibrancy of our neighborhood and our
Cristy Johnston Limon
Destiny Arts Center exists to end isolation, prejudice and violence in the lives of young
people. Each year, our programs serve more than 2,000 socioeconomically diverse, multi-
ethnic youth, ages 3 to 24, at our new center in North Oakland and over 20 public school
sites (K-12) in Oakland and the Bay Area.
To whom it may concern,
In building my new business, Acala Studios, I quickly realized that there are jobs best left to the professionals.
When I needed 3 huge murals painted in my business, I dreaded the possibilities. Being an artist myself, I
am familiar with the challenges of commissioning large works from artists. Keeping artists happy, working,
and most importantly, on time and on budget, can be an enormous feat.
I could not be happier with the services that Sage and Fuming Guerilla Productions (FGP) provided my
business. His knowledge of artists and the art world were only bested by his managerial skills. All works
contracted to FGP were completed on time and on budget, and I could not be any happier with the art created.
Often, when working with artists there are egos and personalities to consider. Sage did a great job in dealing
with all issues that came up. I highly recommend Sage and Fuming Guerilla Productions.