Cultural Arts

Cultural Heritage & Art: Culture and art intertwine often especially in a diverse city like Oakland. Over 100 languages are spoken in the Town and they're represented by various organizations whose sole missions are to enhance cultural awareness.

Indigenous Red Market : A venture between two organizations, the Indigenous Red Market brings indigenous makers, artists, and entrepreneurs together to for the bay areas first red market. The Native American Health Center and Urban Native Era clothing partnered together to create a vision and voice for seventh generation Native Americans by reclaiming their traditional knowledge and identity in a rapidly changing world while simultaneously redefining what it means to be indigenous and free. Experience the Indigenous Red Market the first Sunday of every month in the Fruitvale District. 

Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts : Formerly known as the Alice Art Center this popular multicultural, multidisciplinary performance arts complex is one of the busiest in Oakland. It has been serving the community since the 1920s while providing a safe environment with positive roles models for Oakland. Its theater and performance venues showcase music, theatre, ballet, African and contemporary dance, and more. Some of the resident organizations include: LIKHA Pilipino Folk Ensemble, Dimensions Dance Theater Company, Fua Dia Congo, and the Bantaba Dance Ensemble. Visit their website to learn more about view upcoming classes.

Oakland Asian Cultural Center: OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander arts and cultural programs that foster inter-generational and cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, collaboration, and social justice. OACC is a thriving first class community arts organization in Oakland and the Bay Area that promotes cross-cultural understanding for present and future generations.  Local artists and their cultural art forms are promoted through a variety of programming and community collaborations. Their calendar of events can be found here.

The Oakland Second Line Project: The Oakland Second Line Project aims to bring free quality black cultural arts community experiences to black neighborhoods of Oakland, Ca that otherwise would not traditionally have access to them. Their brand hopes to achieve leaving the black communities they work in inspired with sustainable ideas, skills, community resources, and networking system all while appreciating and supporting local black arts and artists. Learn about their upcoming events here