East Bay Open Studios in Jingletown
June 3 – 4 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.
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 3 – 4 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 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:
4:20 Gallery *
420 Peterson Street
A variety of artists exhibiting fine art and collectibles, including:
Bill Silveira, mixed media
Jill McLennan, mixed media
Zipporah Ross, mixed media
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
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.