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.
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 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.
An independently owned and operated company committed to delicious coffee, sustainability, and good art, which you can be sure to find adorning its walls.
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.
This Richmond institution's ongoing activities include art classes and workshops for adults and youths, and its exhibitions include arts and crafts by adult students in the center's education program.
The cafe, which replaced the beloved Mama Buzz in February 2012, serves up homemade sausages, pastries, beer, and coffee, all for under $10. Like its predecessor, the space hosts a gallery that features works by local artists.