Artist Spotlight

Vogue is an American graffiti artist, calligraphist, illustrator and graphic designer best known for his photorealistic “Spraycan Art” and Murals.

01. Johnny5

Johnny5 is the founder of TURFinc - a local Oakland/ Bay Area based company that hopes to instill positive changes in the community through dance.

02. Leah Tumerman

Leah Tumerman is a painter and muralist whose work can be seen in galleries & on streets all around the bay area.

03. Tori Jahn

Tori Jahn is a dancer with the Oakland Ballet and received her training at American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School. 

04. DJ Platurn

A 24 year veteran of the music industry, Platurn has traveled the world many times over bringing phenomenal music to multiple corners of the globe. 

05. Omid Zoufonoun

Omid Zoufonoun is the Youth Orchestra Principal Conductor for the Oakland Symphony. Omid Zoufonoun is a conductor, guitarist, educator, and award-winning composer.

06. Do D.A.T.

Do D.A.T. is a MC with the Hip Hop Orchestra, Ensemble Mik Nawooj.

07. Eric Blanpied

Eric takes pride in making one-of-a-kind furniture that is both solidly functional and satisfying to live with. His current passion is in combining metal and wood.

08. Bruce Tomb

Bruce is a maker and produces work at th NIMBY DIY space.(PC; Clody Cates ,NIMBY )

09. Joshua Mays

Joshua Mays is a self-taught painter, muralist and illustrator who currently resides in Oakland, California. 

010. Clody Cates

Maker, sculptor, painter, photographer, designer, performer, model, these are just a few of the ways to describe the myriad talents and boundless energy of artist Clody Cates.

011. Joyce Gordon

Joyce Gordon is the owner of the Joyce Gordon Gallery, the heart of Oakland's vibrant arts community. (PC;Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

012. Carol Lefkowitz

Abstract painter Carol Lefkowitz creates glowing atmospheric paintings inspired by sunlight, reflections, trees, and water. 

013. Richard Koci Hernandez

Richard Koci Hernandez started his career as a photojournalist and continues today to teach journalism students at UC Berkeley how to tell powerful stories with images. 

014. Henry Riekena

Painter Henry Riekena working in his studio at the American Steel building in Oakland. Riekena’s work is firmly based in an abstract expressionist tradition.

015. Jill McLennan

An active artist & art teacher in Oakland, Jill's artwork addresses the changing environment from abandoned buildings & graffiti to new construction &...

016. Delaine Hackney

She creates portraits, residential architectural applications and most excitingly commercial & public art murals, all in mosaic with ceramic, glass and found objects. PC:...

017. Leila Weefur

With a multidisciplinary practice, Weefur tackles the complexities of phenomenological Blackness through video, installation, printmaking, & lecture-performances. (pc: ...

018. Dr. Zakariya Diouf

Dr. Zakariya Diouf is the Founder and Director of Diamano Coura West African Dance Company.  He received his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from U.C. Berkeley and was director of...

019. Charmin Baaqee

Charmin is the lead curator and Art Committee Chair at East Bay Municipal Utility District Public Gallery Space.

020. Kathy Shaner

Kathy Shaner has more than 30 years working as a artists, instructor and professional in the living art of Bonsai. The first woman and first non-Japanese citizen to be...

021. Nate Cameron

Founder of the Oakland 2nd Line Project, Nate's a community leader, arts activist, cultural curator, & inspired educator, who prides himself on positively impacting youth.

022. Andrea Spearman

Andrea has been dancing and choreographing in Oakland for over 20 years. Here is performs a piece called Justice/JUSTUS , a call out to the police violence against Black Women and...

023. Tobias Tovera

Tobias Tovera is a Bay Area visual artist recognized for his work in painting and the sensory surrounds of his multi-media installations .