The art scene in Oakland has evolved into a captivating attraction for Bay Area residents and guests from around the world. Whether long established or an exciting new venue, these galleries offer an eclectic blend of innovative and traditional new work and perspectives. Check out these galleries in the Uptown area for just a taste of the wide range of possibilities for viewing—a little something for everyone.
This hip gallery on Telegraph Avenue is definitely one to look out for. A small, inviting space, Johansson Projects features contemporary works that captivate and inspire—the work is fresh and surprising, yet remains accessible. Curator Kimberly Johansson’s goal is to “reflect the unorthodox art-making [she has] encountered locally and abroad, amplifying the energy we are surrounded with in the ever-experimental state of Oakland.” Don’t forget to look up and see the fabulous ceiling, an artwork in itself.
The Joyce Gordon Gallery is a commercial fine art gallery located in the downtown district of Oakland. The gallery exhibits art that reflects the social and cultural diversity of the Bay Area as well as international artists. The aim of the gallery is to respect the creative pursuits of the individual and make such work accessible to a broad audience.
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