Sunday, June 7, 2015

Gray Loft Gallery ~ East Bay Open Studios in Jingletown

East Bay Open Studios in Jingletown

June 6 – 7 and 13 – 14, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
2nd Friday Art Walk reception, June 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

These events are free and open to the public.
Jingletown Arts & Business Community announces the Annual East Bay Open Studios, in conjunction with ProArts, Saturday and Sunday, June 6 – 7 and 13 – 14, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The annual open studio event highlights the work of artists who live and/or work in the area known as Jingletown, which is situated between the Park and Fruitvale Street bridges bordered by the estuary separating Oakland from the island of Alameda.  There will be food trucks featuring delicious local products.

Participating artists and galleries:

Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, 3rd floor
Steven Andresen, painting
Jonathan Barcan, printmaking
Susan Brady, monotypes mixed media
Olga Evanusa-Rowland, mixed media, assemblage
E.A. Betsy Kellas, mixed media
Doreen Meister, jewelry
Jenny Sampson, photography
Susan Scott, photography
Jan Watten, photography

Ford Street Studios
2934 Ford Street
Peter Dryfuss, #39, sculpture
Chris Kanyusik, #35, mixed media
Fernando Reyes, #26, painting

Jingletown Art Studios
3001 Chapman
Larissa Louise, multi-disciplinary art
Bernadette Martinez, printmaking
Neela Miller, Abstract art
Dawn Rudd, abstract expressionism
Jan Stamos, painting, collage

Among other notable artistic enterprises, it is the location of Gray Loft Gallery, Jingletown Art Studios/Gallery, 420 Gallery, as well as studios of many renowned artists who are living and working in one of the most recognized artist warehouse districts in Oakland.

The moniker Jingletown came from turn of the century when 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.  Many of those canneries and factories closed and 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 flourishing artist community in the Bay Area.

The goal of the Jingletown Arts and Business Community is to heighten awareness about the rich and diverse population of working and exhibiting artists in the neighborhood, and to promote creative opportunities in the Jingletown Arts District. Visitors to this historic arts district will see colorful mosaic murals on converted warehouse walls, intersection street painting art and the Peterson Street Community Wall, which features murals by many of the residents of Jingletown.

For a complete listing of Jingletown artists, businesses and upcoming events in the area, please visit our website at

# # #

No comments:

Post a Comment