The annual winter open studios event highlights the work of artists who
live and/or work in Jingletown, an artists’ district located between
the Park and Fruitvale Street bridges bordered by the estuary separating
Oakland from the island of Alameda. Jingletown has a number of
galleries as well as many art studios of outstanding artists who are
living and working in one of the most established arts district in the
Support local artists! Be inspired! Come to Jingletown to celebrate the season and give ART!
acquired its name at the turn of the century from the Portuguese
cannery workers whose earnings would "jingle" in their pockets at the
end of the day as they walked home from the factories in the area,
signifying prosperity. As time went on the neighborhood went into
disuse, but in the early 1980’s artists realized the potential and
converted many of the neglected warehouses into functioning live/work
spaces. It is now a thriving artist community and one of the fastest
growing arts district in the Bay Area.
In a time when our
neighborhood has been changing dramatically, the goal of the Jingletown
Arts and Business Community is to heighten awareness about the rich and
diverse population of working and exhibiting artists and the creative
opportunities in the Jingletown Arts District.
For a complete listing of Jingletown artists, businesses and upcoming events in the area, please visit our website: www.jingletown.org