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.
True to its name, the Addison Street Windows Gallery intends for the viewer to enjoy mixed-media art exhibits from outside, through its windows. Therefore it’s always free, and always open. The space is run by the Civic Arts Program of the City of Berkeley, in cooperation with the Civic Arts Commission.
A satellite space curated by the Kala Art Institute.
Downtown Berkeley's Art House Gallery & Cultural Center mixes art with purpose. In addition to art exhibits, the space also hosts benefit events.
The studio provides art instruction for the public and discounted classes for students in knitting, digital imaging, printmaking, video, and more.
UC Berkeley’s preeminent museum is a striking modernist structure with a collection of more than 16,000 works of art.
Kala Art Institute's newest exhibition space, in the open-air tunnel between Center and Addison streets just west of Shattuck Avenue.
The Berkeley Historical Society is a non-profit all-volunteer organization dedicated to researching, preserving and sharing Berkeley's history.
The theatre has kept up such a high standard of excellence on its two stages in recent years that it stands head and shoulders above larger regional rivals.
Located in UC Berkeley's Doe Library, the gallery displays an assortment of art pieces, from student fashion to library history.
In addition to perms and highlights, this high-end Berkeley salon features art by various clients and local artists. Blow Salon hosts a new art show every 10 weeks, allowing for enough rotation to keep onlookers visiting frequently.
This gallery prides itself in offering a space for different artists to display their work. This allows people to view a wide variety of art, all in an intimate space. In addition, the collective offers life drawing and figure painting classes, perfect for newbies and skilled crafters alike.