Sunday, June 5, 2016

East Bay Open Studios in Jingletown

Join us for our annual Open Studios today!
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East Bay Open Studios in
June 4 - 5 and 11 - 12
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
2nd Friday Art Walk receptions, June 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
(participating venues indicated with an *)

These events are free and open to the public.
Jingletown Arts & Business Community presents the Annual East Bay Open Studios, in conjunction with ProArts, Saturday and Sunday, June 4 - 5 and 11 - 12, 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 an Oakland neighborhood 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, fabulous art and interesting artists all in a unique and walkable neighborhood.

Participating artists and galleries:
4:20 Gallery  *
420 Peterson Street
A variety of artists exhibiting fine art and collectibles, including:
Bill Silveira, mixed media
Esther Hilsenrad, etchings, jewelry
Jill McLennan, mixed media
Zipporah Ross, mixed mediaand more

Float Gallery  *
1091 Calcot Place #116  
“Reflections of a Beast”, Yvette M. Buigues & Karl Hauser, Drawings and Sculpture
A Benefit for Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter

Gray Loft Gallery  *
2889 Ford Street, third floor
Susan Brady, mixed media
Linda Colnett, mixed media
Olga Evanusa-Rowland, mixed media
Shelley Gardner, mixed media
Jana Grover, painting 
Dorie Meister, hand crafted jewelry
Susan Tuttle, jewelry and photography
Jenny Sampson, photography

Ford Street Studios
2934 Ford Street
Peter Dreyfuss, sculpture, watercolors    studio #35
Christopher Kanyusik, sculpture   studio #39
Vida Pavesich, Jewelry and textiles, #24
Fernando Reyes, painting, printmaking    studio #26
Anastasia Schipani, mixed media,  studio #30

Jingletown Art Studios  *
3001 Chapman Street
Chuck DiGuida, Photography        
Barbara DiSalvo, Fused Glass and Printmaking
Melissa Johnson, Painting
Alison Limoges, Nature Sculptures
Neela Miller, Painting
Debbie Rich, Painting
Jan Stamos, Painting, Collage, Books
Yolanda Cotton Turner, Printmaking
Stephanie Williamson, Photography, Books


Among other notable artistic enterprises, it is the location of a number of galleries, including Gray Loft Gallery, Jingletown Art Studios and Gallery and 4:20 Gallery, as well as studios of many renowned artists who are living and working in one of the most recognized artists’ 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.

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