HOW TO FIND ART MURMUR® GALLERIES
Galleries are located throughout Oakland and fall loosely into five districts: 1) Uptown, 2) Downtown + Lake Merritt, 3) Jack London + Old Oakland, 4) North + West, and 5) Jingletown. Please see the OAM Venue Guide.
Explore our community of 50+ venues using our Google map, which you can save to “Your Places” and open in your Google Map app on your mobile device.
Gallery hours vary, so it is advisable to check venues individually, or check our exhibition schedule to see what is open on the day you are visiting. Typically galleries are closed on Sunday and Monday. A handful of galleries are open mid-week. More are open Thursday and Friday, and nearly all are open on Saturday.
Metered parking is plentiful during the week, but you may want to bring quarters.
On First Fridays, we recommend taking public transportation or parking in one of the large Douglas parking lots. Download a map of Douglas Parking lots in the area.
To get to the Uptown area using BART, get off at the 19th Street/Oakland BART Station. For Midtown/Old Oakland, get off at the 12th Street/Oakland City Center BART Station. Visit bart.gov to plan your trip using the QuickPlanner.
The 12 (Grand St), 51A (Broadway), and 1 (Telegraph) AC Transit buses also come right to the Uptown District. And on weekdays and weekend evenings, the free Broadway shuttle runs every 20 minutes up and down Broadway from 26th to Jack London.
Visiting on First Friday
Uptown can really erupt into an amazing carnival on First Fridays, especially with the Oakland First Fridays street festival on Telegraph Ave between Grand-27th Streets, 5-9pm. If crowds are not your thing, here are some tips for visiting the Oakland Art Murmur member galleries on First Fridays:
- Visit Uptown early in the evening (5-7pm) and then head down the corridor to enjoy the West, Downtown, Old Oakland, and Jack London venues, or 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 through 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 pm. Many galleries also hold special events on Saturdays, including receptions, artists talks, concerts, and tours. Just check the Saturday Stroll Schedule.
Request a Private Tour
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.