Opening receptions: Friday, December 5, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Gallery 4:20, Peterson Street, between Ford and Glascock Streets. There will also be a reception at Fernando Reyes Fine Art – Studio 26 at Ford Street Studios, 2934 Ford Street from 6 – 9pm.
This holiday open studio will highlight the work of over 25 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.
Among other notable artistic enterprises, it is the location of the Institute of Mosaic Art and Float Gallery, as well as studios of many other renowned artists who are living and working in one of the most established artist warehouse districts in Oakland.
Jingletown got its name from 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. 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 districts in the Bay Area.
In a time when our neighborhood is 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.
Artwalk Participating Artists:
Simone Adair, acrylics
Stacy Alexander, mixed media
Robert Austin, laser cutting and engraving
Rachael Tietjen, watercolor and collage
Kathy Cronin, photography
Barbara Cushman, handmade cards
Jason Dunn, ceramics
Mark Fisher, photography
Jill Gibson, sculpture, painting
Clint Imboden, mixed media
Institute of Mosaic Art, mosaics
Kim Larson, mosaics
Linda Lawson, multimedia collage
Jill Mclennan, painting
Darwin Price, painting
Fernando Reyes, drawing, painting, printmaking
Francisco Santos, watercolors, mixed media
Bill Silviera, metal sculpture
Rob Stiles, furniture
Sarah Swell, jewelry
Leslie Swift Bernal, jewelry
Laurel True, mixed media and mosaic
Susan Tuttle, photography and jewelry
Saundra Warren, ceramic tiles, mosaics
Jan Watten, photography
Heather Whitehead, painting, textiles, prints
Rebecca Wilson, bags, steel fish
Jon Zax, digital Art