First Friday

OAM has been running a free monthly art walk, known as The Art Murmur, since 2006. On this evening, over thirty member galleries and mixed-use venues are open to the public and hold artists receptions from 6–9 pm.

Since summer of 2012, Oakland First Fridays (a city, CBD, and community volunteer-run partnership) has been hosting a street festival in Uptown on Telegraph Ave between Grand-27th Streets (5-9pm), with live music, food trucks and other vendors. If you like a festival, you know where to find it!

If you are interested in avoiding the crowds and visiting the Art Murmur spaces, here are some tips:

  • Visit Uptown early in the evening (5-7pm) and then head down the corridor to enjoy the Mid-Town, Old Oakland, and Jack London venues, or go north to the Temescal First Friday: they have some wonderful shows that you will be sorry to miss.
  • Use Broadway, not Telegraph, to access 26th, 25th and 23rd street galleries.
  • Instead of coming on First Friday, come for Saturday Stroll: EVERY SATURDAY we have many galleries and mixed-use venues open from 1-5. Many galleries also hold special events on Saturdays, including receptions, artists talks, concerts, and tours. Just check the Saturday Stroll Schedule.

Friday - May 2, 2014

Time Event
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
All That I Found Between Here and There, new works by Christopher West @ Backstock Gallery
Located in: downtown / old oakland. Tagged: abstract painting, art, art murmur, contemporary painting, gallery, mills, oak common, Oakland, painting, watercolor
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Transformed Landscape - A Photography Exhibition @ Transmission Gallery
Located in: north / west. Tagged: contemporary photography
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
At the Table, Home 2014 @ Creative Growth Art Center
Located in: uptown. Tagged:
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Be-longing-En-lightening @ Mercury 20
Located in: uptown. Tagged: art, art murmur, installation, Mercury 20 Gallery, Nick Dong, oakland art murmur, uptown
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
frontiers @ Mercury 20
Located in: uptown. Tagged: abstract painting, art murmur, contemporary painting, First Friday, Mercury 20 Gallery, oakland art murmur, Saturday Stroll, Uptown Oakland
12:00 pm
Manna Gallery Presents Critical Juncture, Paintings and More by Barbara Rogers @ Manna Gallery
Located in: uptown. Tagged: abstract painting, art, art murmur, Contemporary art, contemporary painting, First Friday, Manna Gallery, Oakland, oakland art murmur, painting, uptown
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Natural Alchemy @ Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
Located in: uptown. Tagged: art, art murmur, Artist Talk Series, branches, chandra cerrito contemporary, Contemporary art, crabs, crochet, eggs, First Friday, installation, installation art, nature, Oakland, oakland art murmur, Saturday Stroll, sculpture, seeds, trees
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wrapped Up in the Cloud: A solo exhibition by Amelia Konow @ Royal NoneSuch Gallery
Located in: north / west. Tagged:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
At the Table, Home 2014 @ Creative Growth Art Center
Located in: uptown. Tagged:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Friday Event - April 11th, 1954: The Most Boring Day in History @ Aggregate Space Gallery
Located in: north / west. Tagged: Aggregate Space Gallery, drawing, installation, photography, sculpture
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New Directions in Photography Opening Preview @ SLATE contemporary
Located in: uptown. Tagged: art, bay area, Contemporary art, exhibitions, Oakland, photography, receptions, slate contemporary
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Friday Gallery Walk @ Oakland Art Murmur Venues
Located in: . Tagged: artists reception, Downtown, exhibitions, jack london, lake merritt, north / west, opening reception, temescal, uptown, west oakland
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Friday ~ Lots of Color! @ Creative Framing & Gallery
Located in: downtown / old oakland. Tagged: color, Creative Framing, First Friday, gallery, Heather PIazza, Mono-Prints, painting, printmaking
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First Friday Event - Opening of Wrapped Up in the Cloud: A solo exhibition by Amelia Konow @ Royal NoneSuch Gallery
Located in: north / west. Tagged:

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All That I Found Between Here and There, new works by Christopher West
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All That I Found Between Here and There, new works by Christopher West @ Backstock Gallery
Transformed Landscape - A Photography Exhibition
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Transformed Landscape – A Photography Exhibition @ Transmission Gallery
At the Table, Home 2014
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At the Table, Home 2014 @ Creative Growth Art Center
Be-longing-En-lightening
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Be-longing-En-lightening @ Mercury 20
frontiers
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frontiers @ Mercury 20
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Manna Gallery Presents Critical Juncture, Paintings and More by Barbara Rogers @ Manna Gallery
Natural Alchemy
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Natural Alchemy @ Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
Wrapped Up in the Cloud: A solo exhibition by Amelia Konow
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Wrapped Up in the Cloud: A solo exhibition by Amelia Konow @ Royal NoneSuch Gallery