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If Brooklyn is the arts hub of the East Coast, Oakland is most definitely the arts mecca of the West. Movers and shakers are constantly pushing the boundaries, leading the way for innovation and creativity. From industrial arts to world-class museums, there’s no shortage of creative expression here. Art is a part of Oakland’s soul, and it shows. Whether you’re looking for a hands-on experience or enjoying touring, you’ll definitely leave Oakland inspired.
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7 Women Led Art Galleries Preserving Community and Culture in Oakland, CA
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Everything You Need To Know About Oakland, CA’s Black Joy Parade
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Oakland Makes National Geographic Travel’s Best Trips List for 2019
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