Downtown Berkeley's Art House Gallery & Cultural Center mixes art with purpose. In addition to art exhibits, the space also hosts benefit 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.
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.
This gallery, which was founded and directed by Ofra Fisher, Joe Kowalczyk, Michael Steffen, and Peter St. Lawrence, displays dynamic pieces of art sure to please any onlooker. The collection of art studios, located in the emerging Oakland Arts District, display a wide variety of medium, showing the broad spectrum of Bay Area artists and what they produce.
The artist run and operated cooperative gallery exhibits works by twenty artists, including Julie Alvarado, Mary Curtis Ratcliff, Leah Markos, and Eli Geiser.
1:AM, short for First Amendment Gallery, showcases the work of renowned local and international street and urban artists in month-long exhibitions while recruiting and building up the next generation of producers by running youth-oriented mural workshops and classes on graffiti lettering and making vinyl toys like those created by hip hop artists, fashion designers, and illustrators that depict figures from Asian and American pop culture. And, if that’s not enough, 1:AM offers private workshops for your next work retreat - “to boost the morale of your employees and promote team-building.”
An art gallery featuring contemporary art by emerging and underrepresented artists, aimed at helping private and corporate collectors build art collections.
The contemporary fine art gallery on Piedmont Avenue specializes in exhibitions of small-scale art.
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.
This gallery, located in the Ashby arts district, focuses on displaying pieces by local artists. In addition, Expressions Gallery serves as a community center, offering classes and events to get people more involved in the world of art.
Tucked in the bustling Telegraph Ave., this gallery specializes in art and experimental film. The result is a plethora of pieces sure to stimulate any viewer.
In addition to hosting various exhibits, The Hive Gallery rents out studio spaces to artists. This open door policy creates a sense of community amongst local artists, perfect for combining art with outreach.
A commercial fine art gallery that exhibits art reflecting the social and cultural diversity of both Bay Area and international artists.