Patron Level Sponsors
Bird is a last-mile electric vehicle sharing company dedicated to bringing affordable, environmentally friendly transportation solutions to communities across the world. It provides a fleet of shared electric scooters that can be accessed via smartphone. Birds give people looking to take a short journey across town or down that “last-mile” from the subway or bus to their destination, a way to do so that does not pollute the air or add to traffic. Bird works closely with the cities in which it operates so that Bird is a reliable and affordable transportation option for people who live and work there. Founded in 2017 by transportation pioneer Travis VanderZanden, Bird is headquartered in Venice, Calif., and is rapidly expanding across the country. Follow Bird on Instagram, on Twitter, and find more information at bird.co.
Junction Properties LLC
Junction Properties LLC is a small, new organization in the nonresidential building operators industry located in Oakland, CA
TMG Partners is a privately-held full service development company headquartered in San Francisco focusing on urban infill projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our exclusive focus in the Bay Area helps us understand the nuances of market trends and timing, which allows us to be highly responsive and opportunistic while contributing to the vibrancy of the communities that make up our region.
Benefactor Level Sponsors
Designed with versatility in mind, 1544 Events can accommodate events ranging from corporate meetings and conferences, trade shows, product launches, auctions, screenings, performances to weddings, intimate receptions, private parties, and more.
Rooted in Oakland
Enthusiast Level Sponsors
FLAX art & design
FLAX art & design, the Bay Area’s oldest and well-loved retail art supply business, has been serving the creative community since 1938. Centrally located in Oakland is the flagship store, and along San Francisco’s north side waterfront is their Fort Mason Center store. Whichever store you choose, as customers often say, FLAX is a “candy store for the creative”.
Advocate Level Sponsors
Redfin’s mission is to redefine real estate in the customer’s favor. Using full-service, local agents who get to know you over coffee and on home tours, they use technology and online tools to make you smarter and faster. More than 10,000 customers buy or sell a home with Redfin each year.
Summit Defense Law Corporation is a result-oriented criminal defense law firm devoted solely to the complex craft of criminal defense.
SLATE Art offers the talents and 30+ years of combined experience of Principals Shelley Barry and Danielle Fox in one full-service art agency. Their mission of is to create opportunities for people to live, work, and engage with art that delights and stimulates the mind and senses, inspires creativity and innovation, and expresses our clients’ individual taste and values.
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.
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 First Fridays Festival
Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJ’s, and poets gathering for Oakland First Friday events.
Thousands of people come from across the Bay Area and beyond to see and experience art, be inspired, eat great food, enjoy live music, and stroll through the amazing, eclectic city of Oakland.
Alameda County Arts Commission
Oakland Art Murmur is supported by a grant from the Alameda County Arts Commission ARTSFUND.