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Where to Find Street Murals in Oakland, CA

Oakland is full of amazing art exhibits and hybrid galleries that double as retail shops, barber shops or bars, and we think you should check them all out. But if you happen to be wandering the streets, there are gorgeous murals all over The Town…

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10 Oakland-Based Acts to Keep an Eye On

With standouts like Kehlani, Kamaiyah, and Keyshia Cole, the Bay Area (and Oakland in particular) is overflowing with musically talented womxn. Vallejo’s very own H.E.R. won not one but two Grammys this year for Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Album. But it’s not just the big name artists that…

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9 Art Installations From The Oakland Mural Festival

We teamed up with The Bay Area Mural Festivalto put on The Oakland Mural Festival as part of the first ever Oakland Art Month. The Oakland Mural Festival brought together some of Oakland's master muralists and Oakland youth through a series of artist residencies and workshops culminating in the painting of 9 new murals in Jack London District of Oakland. …

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How To Photograph Oakland Like A Pro (Part 1)

If someone gave youa dime for every Golden Gate Bridge photo you've seen, you might just have enough money to cover one month's rent in San Francisco... in a studio... with 5 roommates. I mean, we understand that art is everywhere, and photography is all about perspective, but if we have to see another selfie with that crab sign in Fisherman's Wharf in the background, you might want to prepare for our 5 paragraph Facebook status rant. Our point being... photoshoots in San Francisco?... it's been done. Perhaps you should think about taking your talents to The East Bay. …

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How To Celebrate First Fridays in Oakland, CA

Every first friday of the month in the heart of Koreantown-Northgate, you’ll find Oakland’s prominent street festival - a live representation of Oakland’s vibrant art scene, culture and community. Ripe with street performers, artist collectives, interactive art pop-ups, vendors, and food trucks there is plenty to see and do for everyone. Every month’s fair features a different artistic and cultural theme, so you are constantly seeing a new side of Oakland’s creatives. Come explore Oakland’s eclectic arts scene, get inspired and get full on delicious local food while you’re at it…

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Top Murals in Oakland Chinatown

While exploring Oakland Chinatown, it’s almost impossible to miss the unique mural arts all over the area. To prevent the nonsense graffiti attacks, City of Oakland, Chinatown business, community leaders and local artists worked together to create the first giant mural of Water Dragon, the most important symbol in…

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