In addition to ongoing exhibits, the museum houses an archive of 160 collections of diaries, newspapers, oral histories, and video recordings detailing the history of African Americans in the Bay Area and Northern California.
The East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation's gallery aims to build cultural bridges between communities through exhibitions exploring topics like race relations, colonialism, war, and the urban experience.
Award-winning espresso bar, tea house, bar, restaurant, music venue, and gallery.
The experimentally minded gallery features work by local, national, and international artists, both emerging and established, with monthly displays of multidisciplinary arts, performance and media exhibitions, and other events.
With ongoing exhibitions featuring emerging and established contemporary artists.
This studio-gallery features collaborative works across mediums, with some pieces available for sale.
An urban art pop-up shop and gallery.
The spacious, high ceilinged gallery displays fine art and sculptures by local artists.
The center provides art studio space, artistic development, and gallery exhibitions (seven annually) for adult artists with developmental, mental. and physical disabilities.
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.
The latest addition to Oakland's blossoming nightlife scene has set up shop in a turquoise-tiled Art Deco building at 14th and Webster streets. Disco Volante, set to open in late October, is a bar, music venue, and restaurant run by a trio of Oakland arts and entertainment vets, with chef Douglas Bernstein of Bacar, Eccolo, and Farallon fame serving up local and seasonal California cuisine. Musical offerings will range from bluegrass to Afrobeat, with shows at least three nights a week.
When paying bills at East Bay Municipal District, people can browse the art on the second floor gallery. The space features local artists' works such as landscape paintinga, sure to add color to even the most mundane errands run.
Entrez! Open House specializes in selling independently made crafts with personality. The store's wares range from candlestick holders to wine glasses, all of which show a fresh take on traditional pieces.
The atmosphere at Era is upscale, the decor is decadent, and the popular bar attracts a diverse crowd. DJs spin everything from cumbia to reggae, hip-hop, and rock music. There’s a dress code, sometimes a cover charge, and on busy nights there may be a line to get in the door. There are two lounges, strong drinks, and exhibitions of original artwork.