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Betti Ono is a colorful, popular art gallery located in Downtown Oakland. The space is always showing exhibitions of contemporary art from local, emerging artists. During Oakland's massive First Friday Art Murmur, the gallery often hosts the openings of its shows, which are always a huge hit with art lovers. The gallery is also available for rent for private events.
Pro Arts is a popular gallery in Downtown Oakland dedicated to promoting regional contemporary art and artists. In addition to regular curated exhibitions, Pro Arts hosts all kinds of other events like open studios and art education. The gallery hosts 22 different exhibitions every year and gives a space and opportunity for showing to hundreds of artists.
Johannson Projects is one of the most popular galleries located in Oakland's Arts District, next to Uptown. Johansson Projects presents contemporary exhibitions that mix established and popular artists with emerging ones, making for interesting, innovative and dynamic exhibitions. During Oakland's First Friday Art Murmur, Johansson Projects is always a staple and a must-visit.
The idea of this art gallery was born in a small apartment near the city limits of San Francisco. Today, the now renowned art space is housed in a gallery in Oakland. The gallery focuses on artists' new work that deviates from their normal body of work. The owners and curators of the gallery seek out the artists whose work they wish to exhibit. City Limits Gallery can be visited on Saturdays, during the First Friday Oakland Art Murmur, and by appointment.
The Creative Growth Art Center is located among many of Oakland's other galleries in the Uptown neighborhood. However, Creative Growth is special in that it serves artists with disabilities, whether it be mental, physical or developmental. The gallery provides these artists with instruction, and more importantly a place to express themselves through art and a chance to have it displayed. Works produced here end up being exhibited in various places throughout the country.
Oakopolis is one of the popular galleries located in Uptown Oakland's Arts District. This is a non-profit gallery that is artist-run and that is dedicated to creativity and encourages it through its exhibitions. In addition to the exhibitions, Oakopolis also offers workshops and is an integral part of Oakland's first Friday Art Murmur.
Mercury 20, founded in 2006, is a gallery located in Uptown Oakland's vibrant Arts District. This gallery was established and is still run and supported by various East Bay artists, giving them a space to exhibit their works. Exhibits are on a monthly rotation, each of which opens on the first Friday of the month during Oakland's Art Murmur.
Slate Contemporary Gallery is one of the plethora of galleries located in Uptown's Arts District. The gallery is always hosting rotating exhibitions featuring emerging contemporary artists. You will find all kinds of mediums in the exhibitions, of which they host six solo exhibitions per year. As far as group exhibitions, they host two per year, always themed, as well as some exhibitions of artists not part of the gallery's core group.