Art Murmur 2.0
East Bay Monthly: The once-funky, low-key Oakland Art Murmur art scene that started as a loosely organized art gallery stroll on the first Friday of the month in 2005 has matured well beyond expectations.
BART Gallery Pt. 1: Take the Train to Oakland’s Art Boom
KQED Arts: While the climate has become more challenging for local art galleries in San Francisco, the East Bay art scene is booming. This is the first in our handy guide to art close to BART.
Why I Love Living in Downtown Oakland
The Bold Italic’s Janine James waxes about Downtown Oakland’s fantastic spots and beauty, with specific mentions of Oakland Art Murmur and a number of its member spaces.
GO Magazine: Presenting Oakland — the trendy neighbor of San Francisco
Take me to hellafunky town
UK’s Sunday Times celebrates Oakland’s many offerings, including Oakland Art Murmur’s gallery community and First Friday Art Walk.
Lonely Planet: The Reinvention of Oakland
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:
Where Fashion and Art Installations Collide
EBX: The East Bay is home to an increasing number of retail shops that double as galleries — giving local artists access to non-traditional spaces and helping them reach wider audiences.
‘Survival mode’ kicks in for many artists on both sides of SF Bay in spite of rising costs
“Art is something important for an urban environment and it is difficult for artists that don’t have backing to make that happen,” said Meyers. “Art Murmur is an institution built from a desire for artists to work together for the greater community.”
City to Watch: Oakland Rising
National Geographic celebrates Oakland Art Murmur galleries’ contribution to the arts and culture scene.
San Francisco Magazine’s Oakland Issue
San Francisco Magazine devotes its June issue to the City of Oakland!
Oakland: Brooklyn by the Bay
“The low burn has gotten hotter in the last year.” said René de Guzman, 50, the Oakland-raised senior curator of art at the Oakland Museum of California. “Oakland is becoming the creative engine of the Bay Area.”
US Airways Magazine | Jan 2014
In the latest positive press promoting our fair city as a travel desination, the City of Oakland is the star of US Airways Magazine’s January Issue. And Oakland Art Murmur along with seven member galleries are featured in the spread.