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Demonstrators. Liberators. Creators. All with our stories to tell.
Oakland is alive with vibrant art and culture. With more than 50 art galleries showcasing talented local artists, streets lined with colorful murals, exhibits at Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), the African American Museum at Oakland and more - one can experience art and culture in many ways. Oakland offers self-guided art tours, historic tours of the city - including the most popular experience, The Black Panther tour that celebrates the powerful movement that began in Oakland.
For music lovers – catch live shows at the historic Paramount and Fox Theaters or Yoshi’s Jazz Club. From blues to jazz to hip-hop to the Oakland Symphony – diverse music is found throughout The Town and enjoyed in perfect harmony.
With so much inspiration around The Town, it's no wonder that Oakland is very fashion forward. From clothing to jewelry to home décor - there are beautiful boutiques and shops to discover in the neighborhoods. Be sure to check out Taylor Jay, McMullen, Ali Golden, Marissa Mason, Dorian Webb, Sweet July and more. And you can’t miss Oaklandish – the shops that feature artistically designed Oakland branded merchandise.
Explore the Arts
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History of Asian Culture in Oakland Chinatown
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5 Symbolic Altars from the Dia de los Muertos Festival
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7 Women Led Art Galleries Preserving Community and Culture in Oakland, CA
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Oakland Makes National Geographic Travel’s Best Trips List for 2019
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