Beyond Broadway & Telegraph
on March 1, 2010
Artists have been steadily leaving San Francisco for Oakland, exchanging high rents for more space. The result is a city full of artists that seem to care less about cost and commerce and more about community. The majority of galleries and exhibition spaces in Oakland are artist-owned and artist-run. This makes Oakland distinct. Much of the art is made by locals and the exhibition spaces are often different than what you’d typically expect. We decided to visit several of these artist-owned spaces and curate our own virtual gallery where you can visit and learn about their motivation and vision. We tried to venture beyond the busy art corridor of 23rd and Telegraph, highlighting spaces off the beaten path.
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