Welcome to the vibrant art scene of Oakland, where creativity knows no bounds and inspiration is found at every turn. In this blog, we will take you on a journey through 10 galleries that showcase the diverse and captivating artworks of talented artists. Join us as we explore the artistic gems that make The Town a true hub of artistic expression.

  1. Creative Growth
  2. GearBox Gallery
  3. Good Mother Studio
  4. Gray Loft Gallery
  5. Johansson Projects
  6. Joyce Gordon Gallery
  7. Mercury Twenty Gallery
  8. Pt. 2 Gallery
  9. Slate Contemporary Art Gallery
  10. Transmission Gallery

Creative Growth Art Center

Creative Growth Art Center serves adult artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities, providing a stimulating environment for artistic instruction, gallery promotion and personal expression. | Location: 355 24th St, Oakland, CA 94612

Gearbox Gallery

GearBox Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the work of its members and a broad range of regional contemporary guest artists, fostering community and education through intellectual and cultural exchange focused on the visual arts. | Location: 770 W Grand Ave Suite B, Oakland, CA 9461

Good Mother Studio

Good Mother Gallery was founded in 2014, and has thrived as one of the most popular contemporary art galleries in the Bay Area. The gallery's mission is to advance public interest in local and international emerging artists. By hosting monthly art exhibitions and community events, Good Mother offers a welcoming space for artists and creates community engagement through art. | Location: 1955 Broadway Suite E, Oakland, CA 94612

Gray Loft Gallery

Gray Loft Gallery was founded in 2012,  when an airy Jingletown loft was converted to a gallery space. The gallery has been referred to as a hidden gem in Jingletown, and noted by the late Kenneth Baker, former SF Chronicle Art Critic, in his Visual Arts Don’t Miss Column as “…A space gaining prominence in the Bay Area…” | Location: 2889 Ford St third floor, Oakland, CA 94601

Johansson Projects

Johansson Projects functions as a curatorial laboratory, creating exhibitions that pair established and internationally-recognized artists with up-and-coming locals. | Location: 2300 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

Joyce Gordon Gallery

Joyce Gordon Gallery is a commercial fine art gallery located in the downtown district of Oakland, California. The gallery exhibits art that reflects the social and cultural diversity of the Bay Area and international artists. The aim of the gallery is to respect the creative pursuits of the individual and seek to make such works accessible to a broad audience. | Location: 406 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612

Mercury Twenty Gallery

Mercury Twenty Gallery is a contemporary art gallery established, supported and operated by San Francisco Bay Area artists. Mercury 20 operating structure supports their ability to experiment, develop, exhibit, advance the gallery’s work and to sustain their arts community. | Location: 475 25th St, Oakland, CA 94612

Pt. 2 Gallery

Pt. 2 Gallery’s space was newly renovated in 2018 and features three separate, but interconnected showrooms. The art rotates every month allowing you to host multiple events over time with a different vibe each time. | ​Location: 1523 b Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612


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Slate Contemporary Art Gallery

Slate Contemporary Art Gallery is known for its emphasis on abstract painting and photography, but also features figurative, landscape, nature-based work, as well as mixed-media art, and sculpture. | Location: 473 25th St, Oakland, CA 94612


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Transmission Gallery

Transmission Gallery presents contemporary art, showing primarily regional and national figurative artists with an emphasis on work emerging from the California Funk Art Movement, Abstracted Figuration, Neo-Funk, Expressionism and Socially Engaged Art. | Location: ​770 West Grand Ave., Suite A,Oakland, CA 94612


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