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 [...]
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 [...]
First Fridays Artwalk Shows Off Oakland
First Fridays Artwalk shows off Oakland By Caille Millner Published Friday, October 12, 2012 If I were to meet a young, creative person who wanted to move to the Bay Area, I would say to her: Move to Oakland. That’s where things are happening right now, and that’s where things are going to continue happening [...]
A Monthly Night of Art Outgrows Its Name
A Monthly Night of Art Outgrows Its Name Oakland Art Murmur started in 2006 as a small gallery walk. By MALIA WOLLAN Published: October 11, 2012 Photos by Jim Wilson/The New York Times OAKLAND, Calif. — One wonders if Gertrude Stein would write “there is no there there” about Oakland if she could see the thousands [...]
What to Do in Oakland
The Daily Traveler by Stuart Schuffman ART MURMUR On the first Friday of every month, people flooding Oakland for Art Murmur. Galleries open their doors, food carts line the curbs, bars give drink specials, and people dance in the streets. Merriment made by all.
Larger movement is for art, not anarchy
Oakland may be more known these days for its troubles with Occupy protests than for civic improvement, but there is another youth movement – a positive movement – that has dwarfed the shrinking street marches.
Art Murmur Evolves
Art Murmur Evolves This month marks the first time 23rd Street will not be closed to traffic. By Obi Kaufmann The hugely happening monthly gallery crawl known as Oakland Art Murmur will have more art show openings than ever this month, and will be trying out some new strategies as well. For the first time, 23rd [...]
Walking the streets with Art Murmur
Walking the streets with Art Murmur Jon Carroll Published 4:00 am, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Despite what you read in the newspapers, there’s a good vibe in Oakland these days. Lots of people are experiencing hard times, but they are doing so in an open and collaborative way. Art Murmur is plucky and heartening, just like [...]
We Love the Nighlife: Guide to Conquering Art Murmur
We Love the Nighlife: Guide to Conquering Art Murmur Plot a course for this month’s First Friday with our guide to the non-gallery hotspots; two local meet the brewer nights; a Wednesday tequila party, and more nightlife happenings. BY KRISTEN HANEY Photo from Telegraph cafe I’m not denying there’s great art to be had at [...]