Live jazz music from some of the Bay Area's best artists flows from this North Oakland gallery on the regular. The space hosts rotating artist exhibitions and an ever-growing private collection of jazz- and blues-inspired paintings.
This oldest arts & crafts cooperative west of the Mississippi (founded in the mid-1950s) owns its own exhibition space and retail outlet — a handsome, many-windowed brick building in upscale North Berkeley, flanked by high-end restaurants and boutiques. Inside, artworks created by member artists are displayed in rotating shows and events.
At Actual Cafe, it's all about sitting down and enjoying the coffeehouse experience. Get a cup of joe (or tea) served in a real china cup, plop down, and just hang for a while. Actual Cafe boasts comfy furniture and communal seating to encourage actual interaction with actual human life-forms. It's "not just another wi-fi shack." Indoor bike parking and a full menu are also available. Weekends are laptop-free.
An 8,000 square-foot artist-run space housing art-making and display.
Metalsmith Kate Ellen's jewelry store, part of the popuphood initiative in Old Oakland, features a curated collection of jewelry and art from local designers, along with locally made home and body products.
This business is more than just displaying pieces of art. Destiny Arts aims to give kids a safe place to hang out after school, on weekends and during the summer where they can play, engage in physical activities and do plenty of arts and crafts.
Rest and relaxation offered through flotation. Customers can spend at least an hour in an enclosed tank floating in a dense solution that keeps the body afloat without any effort.
A member site of the monthly "Art Murmur", this gallery hosts a variety of exhibits.
A video and photography gallery and project space.
The gallery space is home to monthly arts installations, murals, and traditional artistry.
A 10,000-square-foot contemporary arts space that hosts emerging artists alongside established artists with visual art exhibitions, music, dance and performance events, along with video and film screenings.
This independently owned and operated company is committed to delicious coffee, sustainability, and good art, which you can be sure to find adorning its walls.
The quirky museum houses some ninety-odd pinball machines, some dating back to 1871, which, after paying admission, attendees can play to their hearts' content. The museum also has an art gallery that hosts rotating exhibits.
Now more than 35 years old, Pro Arts is an all-purpose resource for artists and art fans alike, as a gallery, performance space, and leader of the East Bay Open Studios program.