A certain white wall on Center Street is clearly proving very inviting for street artists on the hunt for a fresh canvas.

The building on the corner of Center and Oxford, which will one day house the Berkeley Art Museum after it moves from its seismically unsafe home on Bancroft Way, has been used by a number of artists of late.

On Monday, two college students from out of town were carefully gluing black paper cutouts of butterflies to the Center Street side of the building.

“We are just doing it for fun,” said one who did not wish to be identified.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...