Use Your Money: Buy Some Art
Have you heard the news about Oakland’s Art Murmur, the now weekly open gallery walk along Telegraph Avenue in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood? We hope so, because even the Huffington Post and the New York Times have heard about this hip block party.
The Oakland Art Murmur started when a group of art galleries came together to support art and cultural venues in Oakland’s growing art scene. In order to achieve this goal, the member galleries decided to host joint open house showcases of their work on the First Friday of each month. On these First Fridays the art galleries in the neighborhood (mostly along Telegraph between West Grand Ave. and 27th St.) would hold receptions open to the public to showcase and promote the work of local artists.
Now an established monthly event, 23rd St. is blocked off between Telegraph Ave. and Broadway to food and craft vendors during the Murmur and the streets and galleries are packed with people coming to enjoy the work these artists have to offer. So much fun!
Tonight’s Murmur is the last Art Murmur of 2011, and a perfect place to “Use Your Money” by supporting local artists and businesses with unique gifts for friends and family. But if you can’t make it to tonight’s Murmur you’re in luck: the Murmur has expanded and now hosts weekly Saturday Strolls. Several of the galleries now have open hours on Saturday afternoons. So whether you’re scene is a bustling block party or a relaxed jaunt down the street, you should head over to this slice of Oakland and sow some love to our local arts community.
First Friday of every month from 6 - 9 PM, Along Telegraph Ave. in the Uptown Neighborhood
Saturday Stroll, Every Saturday from 1 – 5 PM
Javier Alvarado is a new intern with our Green Collar Jobs Campaign who also coaches youth in Track and Field and Cross Country. Learn more about the Use Your Money campaign now!
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