2-4pm  |  FREE

Led by Oakland curators, writers, and artists.  Each tour brings visitors to 3-5 galleries, with short presentations from curators or artists at each location.

Check out the Oakland Art Murmur virtual public tour sponsored by the Lake Merritt – Uptown and Downtown Oakland Associations.

January 16 | THEME: Narrative Works

  • Led by: Conrad Meyers of Aggregate Space Gallery
  • Meet: Aggregate Space Gallery, 801 W Grand (enter on West), 2pm
  • District: West and Uptown

February 20 | THEME: Art in Mixed-Use Spaces

  • Led by: Dasha Matsuura, Board of Directors, Oakland Art Murmur
  • Meet: Classic Cars West, 411 26th Street, 2pm
  • District: Uptown

March 19 | THEME: Alternative Art Spaces in Temescal

  • Led by: Suzanne L’Heureux of Interface Gallery
  • Meet: Interface Gallery, 486 49th Street, 2pm
  • District: North

April 16 | THEME: Luminosity

May 21 | THEME: Maker Month

  • Led by: Karen Cusolito of American Steel Studios
  • Meet: American Steel Studios, 1960 Mandela Parkway, 2pm
  • District: West

May 28* | THEME: HOME: Contemporary Art in the Bay Area

  • Led by: Natalia Mount of Pro Arts
  • Meet: Pro Arts, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2pm
  • District: Downtown

* Special Saturday Event

June 18 | THEME: The Growing Gallery Presence in Downtown Oakland

  • Led by: Betsey Archer of Art@Archer
  • Meet: Art@Archer, 431 13th Street, 2pm
  • District: Downtown

July 16 | THEME: Outsider Art

  • Led by: Claudia W. Hess of Hess Art Advisory & Appraisal Group
  • Meet: Creative Growth Art Center, 355 24th Street, 2pm
  • District: Uptown


  • Led by: Joanna Salska of Mercury 20 Gallery
  • Meet: Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street, 2pm
  • District: Uptown

September 17 | THEME: Celebrating Culture

  • Led by: Amira Richmond of Thelma Harris Gallery
  • Meet: Thelma Harris Art Gallery, 5940 College Avenue, 2pm
  • District: North

October 15 | THEME: Revolution

  • Led by: Eric Murphy of Joyce Gordon Gallery
  • Meet: Joyce Gordon Gallery, 406 14th Street, 2pm
  • District: Downtown

November 19 | THEME: nature, truth, and Irony

  • Led by: Diane Rosenblum of SLATE Contemporary
  • Meet: Slate Contemporary, 473 25th Street, 2pm
  • District: Uptown

December 17 | THEME: Drawing: Original Art to Begin Collecting, and as Art Gifts

  • Led by: Lonnie Lee
  • Meet: Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street, 2pm
  • District: Uptown

The San Francisco Foundation  Sponsored by The San Francisco Foundation

Additional support provided by the Downtown Oakland Association and the Lake Merritt / Uptown Association.


Are you interested in a guided tour of our member galleries? Private tours are now available for groups of five or more. Please complete this online form at least one month in advance of the desired date. There is a suggested donation of $100 for a private tour.

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