The Holiday ArtWalk will hold an opening reception on Friday, December 4, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Gallery 4:20, 420 Peterson Street, between Ford and Glascock Streets, Oakland, 94601.
This holiday open studios will highlight the work of more than 35 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.
Click HERE for a flyer and Art Walk map, or click on the postcard image above for a printable version of the postcard with map.
Among other notable artistic enterprises, Jingletown 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:
Chthonic Theatre, musical theater, performance and art
Kathy Cronin, photography
Barbara Cushman, custom stationary & collage
Jason Dunn, ceramics
PJ Reptilehouse, photography
Jill Gibson, sculpture, digital prints
Marek Grychczynski, oil painting, sculpture, digital prints
Human Beans Sprout Wings, clothing, photography, painting, mixed media
Clint Imboden, sculpture
Institute of Mosaic Art, mosaics
Chris Kanyuski, ceramic sculpture
Kim Larson, mosaics
Linda Lawson, mixed media
Lisa Levine, photography
Grant Marcoux, Metal
Jill McLennan, painting, holiday items
Janine Miller, mixed media and mosaics
Sage Moore, figurative sculpture
Russ Osterweil, photography
Pacific Puzzle Works – Lee Krasnow, precision machined wood and metal
Darwin Price, oil painting, sculpture
Jordan Quintero, painting, drawing, mixed media
Fernando Reyes, painting, drawing, printmaking
Francisco Santos, watercolors, pen & ink, mixed media
Bill Silveira, metal sculpture
Amy Sollins, drawings
Rob Stiles, furniture
Sarah Swell Jewelry, jewelry
Leslie Swift Bernal, jewelry
Susan Tuttle, photography and jewelry
Saundra Warren, ceramic tiles, mosaics
Jan Watten, photography
Hue Yang, ceramics
Jon Zax, photography