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16th Annual Art & Soul Oakland

August 20 & 21, 2016
The City of Oakland’s flagship festival that launched a downtown renaissance, will celebrate its Sweet 16 with two big days of music, art, dance and food, including the Oaktown Throwdown BBQ Competition. Professional and backyard pit masters from all over California will show off their skills while competing for cash prizes. The public will be invited to view the action up close and, for a small fee, sample succulent BBQ ribs, chicken and pork. As in previous years, tens of thousands are expected for a festive weekend showcasing the Best of the East Bay. This year’s lineup will spotlight Oakland’s hot music scene and legacy, featuring dozens of top local bands performing Blues, R&B, Gospel, Funk, Jazz, Rock and more. The full lineup will be announced in early June. Additional highlights include the return of the mesmerizing Turf & All-Styles Dance Battle; the Bay Area’s hottest urban, world and modern dance troupes; scores of artisans and an interactive Family Fun Zone.

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25th Street Collective
A collective of local, sustainable businesses offering slow-food and slow-fashion artisanal items.
477 25th St.
Tu-Sa 11a-11p; 1st Fr 6-10p
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Branch Gallery
Commercial art gallery located in Oakand's Uptown Entertainment District. Drawn from Bay Area Visual Arts Network's (BayVAN) premier artist registry, gallery features thoughtfully curated solo and group exhibitions showcasing a wide range of contemporary Bay Area art.
455 17th St., Ste. 302, 510-508-1764
Th-F 12-6p; Sa 12-4p; 1st F to 9p; by appointment
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Buzz Gallery
Founding member of Art Murmur. This is the epicenter! Monthly exhibitions with first Friday art openings.
2316 Telegraph Ave., 510-465-4073
M-F 7:30a-9p; Sa-Su 9a-9p
Cash only
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Beer & Wine Only Live Music

Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
Established in 2007 as a curatorial project space, CCC promotes exceptional regional and national artists through solo and group exhibitions.
480 23rd St., 415-577-7537 or 510-260-7494,
F 2-6p, First F 2-9p, Sa 1-5p and by appointment
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Clean Skateboarding & Gallery
Conscious learning every athlete needs. Rotating exhibits in back gallery.
1432 Franklin St., 510-444-3418,
M-Sa 11a-6p
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Photography studio and art gallery that brings artists together and engages the community.
431 13th St., 510-451-1776
Tu-F 11a-5:30p
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Creative Growth Art Center
World-famous art gallery and store featuring artists with disabilities.
355 - 24th St., 510-836-2340,
M-F 11a-5:30p
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ERA artbar and lounge
A major new space for art, music and culture in Oakland's booming Uptown neighborhood.
19 Grand Ave., (at Broadway), 510-832-4400
W-Sa 4:30p-2a
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Full BarLive MusicDJDancing

First Love Gallery
Information forthcoming from gallery.
2440 Telegraph Ave.

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A public gallery with private working studio spaces for ten artists of various media.
483 25th St., N/A
Sa 1-5p; first F 6-10p; by appointment.
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Front Gallery
Showing contemporary artwork by artists at different career levels. Exhibitions span various disciplines and mediums in both traditional and unconventional formats.
35 Grand Ave., 510-444-1900
W, F, Sa 1-4p or by appointment
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Hatch Gallery
Information forthcoming from gallery.
492 - 23rd St., 510-879-7382,

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Johansson Projects
An art gallery that functions as a curatorial laboratory, creating exhibitions that pair established and interantionally-recognized artists with up-and-coming locals. Innovate exhbitions in a fully immersive viewing environment.
2300 Telegraph Ave., 510-444-9140
Th-F 12-6p; Sa 11a-6p; first F 12-9p
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Joyce Gordon Gallery
A forum for creative and cultural exchanges celebrating the unique creativity of one of the most culturally diverse cities.
406 - 14th St., 510-465-8928,
Tu-F 11a-6p, Sa 1-4p
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Kuhl Frames + Art
Fine art.
412 22nd St. 510-625-0123
M-F 10:30a-6p, Sa 11a-4p
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Luka's Taproom & Lounge
This hotspot has a full bar with 16 beers on tap and specialty cocktails that will tame your thirst. Rotating art in downtown’s hottest taproom. Restaurant features a menu inspired by the brasseries of France and Belgium
2221 Broadway, 510-451-4677,
M-F 11:30-2a, Sa 5:30p-2a, Su 5:30p-12a
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Food Full Bar Dancing Juke Box DJ Late Night Eats

Maniac Gallery
A contemporary alternative gallery working with emerging artists from the Bay Area and Los Angeles, California.
387 17th Street, #204,
F-Sa 1-5p, 1st F 7-10p, or by appointment
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Manna Gallery
Changing exhibitions of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by contemporary Oakland artists.
473 25th St., Ste. C, 510-282-2335
F-Sa 11a-6p and by appointment
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McGinty's Roadside Roadhouse
A family place. Serving American food. 401 2nd St.
401 2nd St. 510-465-8032
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Food Full Bar Juke Box Dancing

Mercury 20 Gallery
Founded in 2006, this contemporary art gallery operated by East Bay artists is commited to exhibiting art of diverse media and content. Exhibits rotate monthly with opening event every first Friday.
475 25th St., 510-701-4620,
Th-Sa 12-6p, 1st F 6-9p
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Edgy art and sublime dining featuring Modern American cuisine.
2442 Webster St., 510-238-1100
M-Th & Su 4:30p-12a; F & Sa 4:30p-2a
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NoneSuch Space
Created to present high-quality Arts programming and educational outreach to develop community audiences for the Arts in Oakland. Nonprofit event space.
2865 Broadway, 2nd Fl, 510-625-1600
W-Sa 1-6p, 1st F 6-10p
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Oakopolis Creativity Center
An artist-run gallery that promotes, honors and enhances the use of the creative spirit to encourage positive growth and creative intermingling on a personal, community and global level.
447 25th St.,
First F 7-10p; Sa 2-5p
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Gallery showing fine art photography by local and emerging artists.
473 25th St.
Th-Sa 12-6p
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Pro Arts Gallery
Features local and regional artists.
199 Kahn's Alley, 510-763-4361,
W-Sa 12-6p, Su 12-5p
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Randevu Cafe
Jazz band every Friday and DJ every Saturday.
2430 Broadway 510-893-1411
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Food Full Bar Juke Box DJ

Res Ipsa
Information forthcoming from gallery.
455 17th St., Ste. 301

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Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective
A community space for artists to display their works, crafters to sell their wares and local bands to sell their music. Craft classes.
492 23rd Street, 510-238-9171,
Tu-Su 11a-7p Cash only
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Sobo Ramen
Ramen - Japanese noodle house.
988 Franklin St., #186 510-832-7626
11a-2:30p & 5-9p daily
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FoodBeer & Wine Only

Swarm Studios + Gallery
Contemporary art gallery and non-residential work space for artists.
560 - 2nd St., 510-839-ARTS,
Tu-Su 11a-5p
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Beer garden with house-made sausage.
2318 Telegraph Ave., 510-444-8353
Tu-F 11a-10p; Sa-Su 10a-10p
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FoodBeer & Wine Only

The Crucible
A nonprofit arts education center that fosters a collaboration of arts, industry and community.
1260 - 7th St., 510-444-0919,
Daily 10a-6p
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Live Music

The Moon
A slow fashion boutique and design gallery featuring handmade, one-of-a-kind garments.
447 25th St., 510-922-8373
First F 6-10p; Sa 2-5p; by appointment.
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The RAW Art Gallery
Exhibiting local Bay Area artists. Sponsored by the Uptown Apartments.
Telegraph Avenue at 20th Street, 510-452-8276
First F 6-9p, June 18 5-8p
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Uptown ArtPark
The city’s first major outdoor sculpture park funded through a NEA grant to display rotating exhibitions of existing large-scale sculptural works and newly-commissioned public art from Bay area artists.
19th St. & Telegraph Ave.
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UrbanSpace Gallery
Exhibition, sales and leasing of modern and contemporary American & European fine art.
811 Washington St., 510-452-5253 ext. 208
M-Th 2-5p and by appointment
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Vessel Gallery
An unique, two-story 5000 sq. ft. exhibition space, the gallery exhibits a range of emerging and mid-career, local and international artists. Programming includes a fine selection of painting, sculpture, installation art and artisan jewelry. Event rental space, including an urban rooftop garden, is available.
471 25th St., 510-893-8800
Tu-Sa 11a-6p
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Warehouse 416 is a space where artists and small businesses grow their talents and their businesses. It has work spaces, office spaces, and an indoor courtyard gallery. During First Fridays, the gallery features a DJ and full bar.
416 26th St., (510) 922-1653
Sa 1-5p; First F 6-10p
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