About Oakland Art Murmur Venues
Oakland Art Murmur is a coalition of visual art venues dedicated to increasing awareness of and participation in the visual arts in Oakland. Members currently include:
Galleries: open Thursday-Saturday afternoons (plus some other weekdays days – check location hours)
Weekend Galleries: open Saturdays (plus some Fridays – check location hours)
Project Spaces: known for ambitious curatorial programming, but do not have regular hours and may not be in main gallery districts (check location hours)
Affiliated Retailers: shops, cafes and bars who feature rotating art exhibitions
Offsite: occasionally our venues host events outside their galleries or throughout a district
As an alternative to the more festive atmosphere of First Fridays, visitors can enjoy the galleries during daylight hours EVERY Saturday afternoon, when 18 galleries and 7 mixed-use spaces are open from 1-5 (some open earlier and others stay open later, see individual venues for details).
Some spaces also host special events on Saturday afternoons including artists receptions, artists talks, film screenings, concerts, and other performances. See the Saturday Stroll schedule for more details.