Koreatown-Northgate Benefit District
The KoreaTown-Northgate District is a lively and diverse business district on Telegraph Avenue between 20th and 35th Streets in Oakland, California. KoreaTown-Northgate includes an important Korean-American commercial center, a creative arts community that participates in the monthly First Friday Art Murmur event, Alta Bates-Summit Medical Center and other healthcare services, new residential projects including the Telegraph (old Sears) Lofts and a growing variety of multi-ethnic restaurants, shops and services that are working to revitalize the neighborhood.
Lake Merritt / Uptown Association
The Lake Merritt/Uptown Association is a Community Benefit District (CBD) which is revitalizing a thirty seven block area in the heart of Oakland, California by providing special benefit services such as district maintenance, safety and security management, as well as community and cultural enrichment. The District was formed following a vote of property owners in 2009 to support a voluntary property tax to fund these additional services over the next 10 years.
East Bay Express
If one mayor represented all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, that person’s 2.5 million constituents would live in the country’s fourth-largest city. And just as these East Bay counties are very different from the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area, the East Bay Express is a very different paper. From the international populations that make Oakland and Richmond so dynamic, to the ideological diversity that separates Berkeley from Walnut Creek, our readers are united by their love of a region that is second to nowhere in beauty, livability, intellectual firepower, and cosmopolitan charm.
Every week, the Express provides these well-educated world travelers the only medium dedicated exclusively to them. From our authoritative cover stories; to our in-depth local reporting, arts and dining coverage; to the area’s most comprehensive weekly calendar; the East Bay Express has been this vibrant region’s leading voice since 1978.
Oakland Art Enthusiast
Oakland Art Enthusiast chronicles Oakland and East Bay Area arts news and events, providing critical analysis and in-depth investigation into the unique aspects of this contemporary art scene, while providing context of its place within the contemporary arts nationally. Within this coverage, Oakland Art Enthusiast aims to support and generate recognition and interest in the Oakland and East Bay Area art and its artists of various experiences, lifestyles, and backgrounds.
San Francisco Arts Quarterly is a free arts publication available to the public. Each issue contains a collection of in-depth editorials with leading Bay Area Arts figures (interviews, essays, reviews), Bay Area Arts Calendar, and a West Coast Artist Residency Listing. Our main is to expand and unite the artistic community in the Bay Area to the rest of the West Coast and beyond.
The leading monthly contemporary and underground art bible in print and an online version of Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine with featured articles, blogs, video, reader art, gallery guides, forums, and archives.
Rick Richetta Real Estate
Local Social is an Oakland-based collaborative whose mission is to engage the community to connect with art in a new and interesting way, via a blog and through social settings. The LS collaborative taps into the art world and makes art accessible for everyone; showcasing fine art, architecture, graphic design, installation, and trends in a new and approachable way.
Our idea is to conceive and style intimate events that allow artists to share their gifts with the community. Find out more about upcoming events or local art at local-social.net.
PsPrint is a different kind of online printing company, providing many online printing services, including business cards, brochures, stickers, invitations and magnets, as well as custom graphic design, direct mailing creation and direct mail fulfillment. By combining the very best in web technologies with state-of-the-art production facilities, PsPrint is able to deliver online printing convenience combined with competitive prices and consistent quality.
Vicolo Pizza (veek.oh.lo), from the Italian for “little alley” was named for our original location in San Francisco. Out of that little alley, we’ve earned our reputation for rustic, handmade, corn meal crust pizzas topped with freshly prepared seasonal ingredients. Inspired by centuries old Italian cooking traditions, our crust combines freshly ground non-GMO organic corn meal, unbleached wheat flour, and extra virgin olive oil to create a distinctively rich taste and texture.
After years of public art, the Oaklandish brand of apparel was introduced to help support our ongoing calendar of free public events and the Oaklandish Innovators grant program. The civic pride-oriented merchandise is meant to spread “Local Love” while promoting awareness of our mission at large. Oaklandish is committed to encouraging the continuation of Oakland’s “trailblazers’ legacy,” where trends are created and boundaries are redefined. 2012 marks the sixth year of annual grants given to organizations that are doing pioneering work in our community. These funds are meant to offer recognition and support of programs that exemplify the values of innovation and progress in all areas of civic life, including arts, education, technology, and business.
Six months ago, Sarah Filley and Alfonso Dominguez launched a new urban initiative and small business incubator revitalizing Oakland, block by block. This pilot location served as a testing ground for their initiative to rethink retail and the role it plays in revitalizing our cities.
popuphood curated Marion and Rose’s Workshop, Crown Nine, Piper and John’s General Goods, and Sticks + Stones Gallery and offered them 6 months free rent in previously vacant storefronts. Through cross- sector partnerships, international press and events, popuphood increased creative activity and provided a distinct identity and vibrant local economy to this pilot neighborhood.
Supporting the arts within communities by serving the ongoing needs of artists. Pro Arts provides critical access to contemporary art in the region and serves as a regional hub for arts activities, independent curated exhibitions, advocacy, arts education and capacity building artist services –fiscal sponsorship to artists and professional exhibition services matching artists with community partners. We produce 15 exhibitions annually, exhibit over 500 artists, and reach an annual audience over 72,000.
City of Oakland Cultural Arts and Markeitng Department
The Marketing & Special Events program produces vital marketing tools to attract business, develop business and revitalize neighborhoods. The program supports the arts, culture and entertainment communities by highlighting the world-class amenities to be found in Oakland. The City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program provides a competitive grant- funding process for Oakland-based art and cultural activities, funds public art and more.
Oakland Museum of California
The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. OMCA connects collections and programs across disciplines, advancing an integrated, multilayered understanding of this ever-evolving state. With more than 1.8 million objects, OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California’s dynamic cultural and environmental heritage.
Oakland East Bay Symphony
Oakland East Bay Symphony (OEBS) was founded in July 1988, when musicians from the former Oakland Symphony and the Oakland Symphony League joined together to form a new orchestra. OEBS aims to make classical music accessible, particularly to those individuals in the community who might otherwise never hear live symphonic music.
Oakland Ballet Company
For over 45 years, Oakland Ballet Company has maintained its commitment to inspiring the East Bay community and beyond by keeping the tradition of ballet exciting, vibrant, and accessible, especially through the presentation of works of the Diaghilev repertoire and modern masterpieces.