BART Gallery Pt. 1: Take the Train to Oakland’s Art Boom
from KQED Arts
Want to escape the crush of First Fridays and still spend some quality time with the Oakland art scene?
Gallery District Walking Tour, Theme: Sculptural Work
Feb. 21st. 2-4pm | FREE
Led by Oakland curators, writers, and artists. Each tour brings visitors to 3-5 galleries, with short presentations from curators or artists at each location.
The Reinvention Of Oakland
from Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet recently awarded Oakland the #8 spot on Best in the US 2015 list. See LP’s full appreciation of Oakland’s offerings, with a highlight of the visual arts here:
‘Survival Mode' Kicks in for Many Artists on Both Sides of the Bay in Spite of Rising Costs
from Bay News Rising
As elevated real estate costs continue to drive gallery curators out of the city, some artists have risen to the challenge, drawing upon creativity and survival instincts in an effort to outlive the trending tech revolution.