Saturday Gallery + Ballet Event Sat May 4th
For Friends of Oakland Art Murmur, we have scheduled a special 23rd-street gallery event with an appearance by the Oakland Ballet. “Friends of OAM” memberships start at $35 for students, $50 for individuals, friends are invited to four of these events per year.
Explore Oakland Art Murmur with Google Field Trip
We’ve got Oakland Art Murmur exhibition details feeding to Google Field Trip – try downloading this new free phone app and use it to explore the galleries and gallery districts on First Friday. http://www.fieldtripper.com
Murmur Reverb: OAM Gallerist Profile, Res Ipsa
On the afternoon of Sunday, February 17th, Rep Ipsa, a downtown OAM gallery, opened up its doors and invited community members to join in on a discussion and workshop with the gallery’s featured artist, Nick Weber, and two local sex and sexuality experts: Reid Mihalko and Carol Queen. Jonathan Ball, the gallery’s owner, curated Weber’s [...]
OAM City Guide: Art & Architecture Itinerary
Often overlooked in favor of the more well-known landmarks of its famous neighbor across the Bay, Oakland boasts an impressive display of architecture. The downtown area is particularly notable, with buildings from every major era of the last hundred years. In just a few blocks and a few hours you can enjoy a snapshot of [...]
Friends of OAM visit Downtown Galleries
Become a Friend of Oakland Art Murmur and attend our March 7th Downtown Gallery District Evening 6-8pm. Enjoy personal introductions to Res Ipsa, Betti Ono, Pro Arts Gallery by gallery curators, and music by an Oakland East Bay Symphony ensemble. Wine Beer and Refreshments served.
The Oakland Art Murmur is deeply saddened
The Oakland Art Murmur is deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic shooting that occurred in Oakland’s Uptown area earlier this month. We offer our prayers to the families of the victims. We also offer our prayers to the city of Oakland, the state of California and the entire country. This is another example of the epidemic gun [...]
Uptown Oakland selected by San Francisco Magazine as one of the top ten up and coming neighborhoods to move to in the Bay Area based on the presence of Art Murmur and our “nonstop art orgy.” The “I hella love Oakland” ethos may not be new, but it’s kicking into high gear in Uptown. Just [...]
America’s Top Art Places 2013
The Next Wave “Oakland at the turn of the millennium looked very different from the city that was ranked as one of the top places to go in 2012 by the New York Times,” Anna Carey wrote recently in The Daily Californian. “Since then, the sparse neighborhoods of desolate buildings and fast-food restaurants have been replaced [...]
Oakland Art Murmur: The Video
Check out this new OAM video. It was written, shot, and edited by Ewen Wright of Cool Cat Productions and produced by Jason Jakaitis of the the Bay Area Video Coalition.
Art After Dark
Art After Dark November 2012 Wine, Grub, good company and galleries that keep their doors open late – think of First Fridays as artsy block parties in cool neighborhoods. And in the case of Oakland Art Murmur, monthly nocturnal art has helpedturn a seedy downtown into a major destination for artists, hipsters, art fiends, [...]
Oakland’s Art Murmur: A New Roar?
Oakland’s Art Murmur: Now a Roar? Host: Michael Krasny Thu, Nov 1, 2012 — 10:30 AM It started off as a monthly art walk between eight galleries in 2006. Today, Oakland’s Art Murmur has exploded, drawing as many as 20,000 people to downtown for a vibrant street party featuring live performances, food trucks and more [...]
Oakland: Meet the Brooklyn of the West
Oakland: Meet the Brooklyn of the West By ALEC SCOTT OAKLAND, CALIF. — SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL Last updated Monday, Oct. 29 2012 It’s a Friday evening, and I’ve just finished an interview for a story in San Francisco. I’m driving to Oakland, the Bay Area’s long-time second city and now, perhaps, with [...]