OAKLAND ART MURMUR PRESENTS: OAKLAND ORIGINALS™ ARTIST PROFILES
Our city’s visual arts community is rich – intense, diverse and deeply passionate – an essential component to our cultural and economic well-being. This series is meant to put a face to artists working within our community, from newly emerging to those already highly recognized. It’ll be the story of how they work, what compels them and what challenges them.
HOW TO SUPPORT OAKLAND ORIGINALS™
As part of this storytelling, it’s critical that we also get real and talk about how you, the public, supports the visual arts community in Oakland. While visiting galleries, art fairs and open studio programs are key to their longevity, it’s also important to take more deliberate action:
Join our email list and follow us on social: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (be on the lookout for #oam_oaklandoriginals!). Many local artists have their own social pages – find them, follow them, love them.
Don’t just follow – engage! We’ll be posting about this series on social media – share links to the page and repost on your own social pages. Also, tell us your thoughts on the series, the local artists you’ve grown to admire and what makes their work meaningful to you.
Collecting art is a way to sustain the financial viability of artists and art venues.
Vote on policies and legislation protecting Oakland artists and the venues and events that provide a forum in which their work can be experienced.
Learn about and donate to Oakland Art Murmur. Your donation will help us continue to tell the stories of the visual arts community.