8th Annual Jingletown Winter ArtWalk Announced

Jingletown Arts & Business Community is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Winter Art Walk, Saturday and Sunday, December 7 – 8, 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Many of the studios and galleries will also hold 2nd Friday receptions on December 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. They are indicated with an *.  These events are free and open to the public.

The annual winter open studio event highlights the work of more than 50 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 and the annual T-Sisters Parade.

Among many notable artists and artistic enterprises, Jingletown is the location of Apples & Oranges Gallery, Gray Loft Gallery, Float Gallery, Norton Factory Studios, The Clock Tower Studio/Gallery as well as studios of many other outstanding artists who are living and working in one of the most established arts districts in the Bay Area.

Jingletown Winter Art Walk 2013

Jingletown Winter Art Walk

Click here for an interactive map

Artwalk Participating Artists and Galleries:

3035 Chapman Street, Unit 3

Hannah Woebkenberg, pantyhose, mixed media    www.Hannahsevolution.blogspot.com

4:20 Gallery, 420 Peterson Street    *

Jill Gibson, sculpture and jewelry   www.gibsonarts.com

Marek Grychczynski, painting   www.gryhen.com

Susan Laing, felted textiles and jewelry   sjaylaing@yahoo.com

Grant Marcoux, forged metalwork   www.grantsforge.com

Jill McLennan, painting and holiday gifts   www.jillmclennan.com

Bill Silveira, mixed media   www.automaniastudios.com

CottonMill Studios, 1091 Calcot Place

Sam Breach, photography #107   www.sambreach.com

Peter DeLucchi, painting #113   www.peterdelucchi.com

Penny Leyton, watercolors and etchings   #107   www.pennyleyton.com

Wendy McDermott, metal, enamels, jewelry  #107  www.fearlessheartsdesign.com

Swee Oh, Fine Art Photography  #107    www.sweeoh.smugmug.com

The Clock Tower Studio/Gallery  # 416   *

Larissa, fine arts & crafts/multi-disciplinary   www.clocktoweroakland.com

Float Gallery, # 116   *

Multiple artists   www.thefloatcenter.com

Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, 3rd floor   *

“Multiples of Six”    www.grayloftgallery.com

Susan Brady, mixed media, artist books    www.susanbradystudio.us

Dorie Meister, jewelry   www.dorieMdesigns.com

Eben Ostby, photography   www.ebenostby.com

Ginny Parsons, mixed media   www.ginnyparsons.net

Susan Tuttle, jewelry and photography   monkey8@earthlink.net

Jan Watten, photography   www.janwatten.com

Ford Street Studios, 2934 Ford Street

Humble Salve Body Care   www.humblesalve.com  #37

Lawrence Lesterud, mixed media   #37

Peter Dreyfuss, sculpture and watercolor   www.peterdreyfuss.com  #35

Fernando Reyes, painting, printmaking, drawing   www.freyesart.com   #26

Darwin Price,  oil painting and sculpture   www.darwinprice.com   #47

Apples and Oranges Gallery, 2934 Ford Street #21   *

Kevin Barry Dever, painting and mixed media   www.facebook.com/finethingsart.com

Christopher Ellingson, painting   www.christopherellingson.com

Judy Chamberlin, painting  www.judychamberlinart.com

Chris Kanyusik, sculpture   www.chriskanyusik.com

CounterPoint Studios, 2934 Ford Street #2

Lisa Levine and Peter Tonningsen, photography   www.counterpointphoto.com

Jingletown Art Studios, 3001 Chapman Street   *

Multiple artists working in a variety of media

Kate Jones, mixed media   www.artacts.net

Margo Rivera-Weiss, watercolor, printmaking  www.margoriveraweiss.com

Jan Stamos, mixed media

Norton Factory Studios, 3094 East 10th Street   *

More than 30 artists working in a variety of media   www.nortonfactorystudios.com

Waterpark Lofts, 2875 Glascock Street #109

Kathy Cronin, photography   www.preponderanceofthesmall.com

Jingletown Winter Art Walk 2013

Jingletown Winter Art Walk 2013

About Jingletown: Jingletown acquired 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, signifying prosperity.  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 has been 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.

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Join Jingletown for amazing art in June EBOS 2013

Jingletown will have amazing art for sale in our annual East Bay Open Studios.

June 1-2  &  8-9  11am to 6pm

Jingletown Oakland California

Come join over 15 artists who open their studios and galleries for two weekend filled with art, food, and fun.


Walk down the Peterson Garden & Art Wall.

Snack on Stroopwafels.

Visit our several galleries.

Experience the neighborhood street art.

Have fun.

Buy art.

Jingletown meeting notes: April 15, 2013


Lisa      What’s happening with Phoenix Commons?

They hope to break ground in 2013, but still need an okay from the Army Corps of Engineers and another group(?).


Bev        What to do if developers want to tear the Art Wall down.

Jill Mc will look into this. Of course, we hope that any new development will find a way to preserve the art wall, but Jill will try to get more information, maybe to see if it can be considered a neighborhood landmark.


Karen B will give a treasure’s report

This should stay on all agendas. I did not write down all the details, but we have some money left to be spent from the art wall grants and the grant needs to be closed out. Kudos to Cynthia and everyone’s efforts for raising a lot of money for White Elephant sale parking fees. Karen also requested that ANY/ALL receipts (especially for EBOS) please clearly mark what neighborhood project it is for so she can classify it correctly.
Art Wall

Cynthia is arranging with two guys at Ford St Studios to get us concrete benches which they design at a concrete studio.

“To do” list for the art wall includes: sealing the art wall and putting in the dog poop bag dispenser. We will keep this on the agenda and arrange a neighborhood effort at a later date.

Plan a “finished the art wall” celebration and invite the neighborhood, outside admirers and city officials and mucky mucks. J Sometime in July…. TBA
Keep on Agenda: We may also be losing some of our parking lots so we need to come up with other WES fundraising ideas. Please submit any and all ideas!
Larissa mentioned that the Jingletown folks on the other side of the freeway (Cotton Mill neighborhood and surrounds), some of the people and neighbors may feel estranged from the JABC group. This is an early step to open communications, so please ask that other Cotton Mill and neighborhood residents be invited to join the meetings. Larissa, if you have a separate neighborhood email group, please forward the information to them and let them know everyone is welcome. We all try to invite the community on this side too, so it would be great if you spread the word on your side. As you may know, Susan Tuttle is very involved in the group. Also, if anyone over there feels as strongly as you do, please ask them to host a meeting. And please ask them to join JABC and pay dues.


Michelle Diaz, RN, BSN

She said: I’m willing to help coordinate neighborhood emergency preparedness and teach American Heart Association CPR/First Aid/ courses for the cost of the materials only (I’m a certified instructor and would donate my time). Michelle said the classes would be approximately $25 or so for CPR. Lisa offered to get together with Michelle for a sub-committee and start the process. Michelle, please reach out to me to pick a time to get together to brainstorm. CPR class can also be taught in Spanish.

Illegal parking-White Elephant sale days

Cynthia said there is a Towing company on Derby (Is this the one?  http://towing-oakland.com/ ). Cynthia said if you sign a contract with them, you can get a no parking/tow away zone sign for your driveway and when someone parks there illegally, they will tow the car without having to involve the police. Cynthia, if any of this is incorrect, please let us know.


Block party/neighborhood garage sale during White Elephant Sale days

Michelle mentioned having a big block garage sale near 420 Gallery and blocking the street to make money on parking spaces, AND have a neighborhood garage sale. We’ll keep this on the agenda and Michelle can let us know the status of it.


Neighborhood BBQ in September??? Will keep this on the agenda.
EBOS-East Bay Open Studios

Chris E said we got donations/paid advertising to cover the costs of the beautiful tri-fold brochure. Great going to all who were involved! We are getting sandwich boards and banners for EBOS (sorry, I didn’t get the full details on this). They will not have dates and so are re-usable.
Alternate meeting times/days

We discussed this and though unfortunate, we can’t please everyone, so the meetings will remain for now on the Third Tuesday of the month, on the even months (April, June, Aug, etc), the meeting seems to be drawing record numbers of attendees so we will keep the meeting date for now.


Jan Watten

Winter Art Walk, December 7 – 8.  I would like to start planning this after the June open studios. Looking for committee members to help with: advertising, graphic design, card distribution, sandwich board and day-of event details. Let me know what you would like help with. Thanks.  Everyone agreed it’s a bit early (though we know how quickly it comes up) to discuss this. Let’s keep this on the agenda and Jan can discuss at the June meeting.

The next JABC meeting  is Tues, June 18, 7.15pm. Come one, come all.

I’m happy to chair the next meeting, but we need a note taker.


Thanks everyone!

Lisa L.