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.
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.
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 high-ceilinged, spacious, light-filled gallery is not only one of the most attractive spaces on the Art Murmur gauntlet, it's also one of the most consistently impressive, showing ambitious sculpture, installation, painting and more by promising local and national artists.
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.
An upstairs gallery overlooking Broadway.
The artist run and operated cooperative gallery exhibits works by twenty artists, including Julie Alvarado, Mary Curtis Ratcliff, Leah Markos, and Eli Geiser.
A commercial fine art gallery that exhibits art reflecting the social and cultural diversity of both Bay Area and international artists.
Concrete floors and a position in the heat of Oakland's warehouse district give Swarm an industrial feel, but the artists who work and show here run the gamut from delicate line-drawers to large-scale sculptors.
Located in Forthrite Printing, this gallery focuses on the art of printmaking. The result is a contemporary showing of graphic pieces, perfect for anyone looking for a modern spin on art appreciation.
This award-winning cafe, tea house, bar, restaurant, venue, and gallery is one of Uptown's most happening spots.
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.