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David Burke Art Is Both Beautiful and Grotesque

An Alameda-born artist finds inspiration in nature and industry, contrasting them in his work.

Can the Oakland Museum of California Stay Relevant?

The storied 45-year-old institution smartly reinvents itself by turning to upgraded technology, capital improvements, renovations, and new programming while embracing a collaborative approach and community-driven approach for better representation.

The Most Exciting Block in Oakland

A group of artists with a vision and a sense of community turn a strip of blight into a river of creativity.

Oakland's Gallery Scene is Exciting, But Does Exciting Sell Art?

In Oakland’s evolving art gallery scene, achievement is defined more by community and expression than by commercial success.

But does exciting Sell Art?

In Oakland’s evolving art gallery scene, achievement is defined more by community and expression than by commercial success.

Bad Puns and Great Watercolors

Larry Wilson serves an artistic Bay Area tour guide.

Bringing out the Masses at OMCA

Bringing out the Masses

OMCA celebrates local culture and community.

Cool Blue Seas and Warm Earth Tones

The art of Zsuzsanna Laszlo expresses the painter’s emotions.

Autumn Lights Festival Shines at Lake Merritt

Long after the picnic blankets have been cleared, the boats have docked, and the joggers have mostly headed home, there’s often a light burning inside the office of Oakland Parks Supervisor Tora Rocha, where she watches over the crown jewel under her charge—The Gardens at Lake Merritt, a seven-acre oasis of themed gardens on Lake Merritt’s north shore.