A collectively run print shop that offers classes and is fully equipped for textile and paper printing silk-screening.
Situated on the six-acre spread belonging to American Steel, an interactive, mixed-use art space in West Oakland, the Poplar gallery displays a variety of work by largely local artists and an a number of media.
This hippie outpost by West Oakland BART serves coffee, beer, wine, and breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Bohemian types are drawn to the decor, which can be described as "basement chic," with music and political posters covering the walls and motley furniture and old instruments taking up space. It is home to regular events like open-mics and benefit shows (often featuring owner and sometime Republican mayoral candidate Arnie Fields). A backyard patio offers a haven for smokers, and free wi-fi is available as well.