11th Annual Winter Open Studios

Studios participating in this year’s Jingletown Winter Open Studios  will be collecting donations for  the  Oakland Ghost Ship Fire.

If you would like to donate online, please donate here!

All in person donations will go to city council member Noel Gallo to be disbursed to Oakland Ghost Ship Fire victims.

Local news coverage – SF Fist
Local news coverage  – ABC
Several people are still missing
Oakland Ghost Ship


Jingletown Arts & Business Community in Oakland, California, is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Winter Art Walk, Saturday and Sunday, December 3 – 4, 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Galleries and studios in the neighborhood will also hold 2nd Friday Receptions on December 9, from 6:00 to 9:00p.m. 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.

Jingletown has a number of galleries, including: Faultline ArtSpace, Float Gallery, Gray Loft Gallery, Jingletown Art Studios and Gallery, Norton Factory Studios, as well as many art studios of many outstanding artists who are living and working in one of the most established arts districts in the Bay Area.

Participating galleries and artist studios

Faultine Artspace
815 High Street
Multiple artists, various mediums

Float Gallery
1091 Calcot Place #116
Multiple artists- group show
Alex Stecher– Mixed Media
Barbara Maricle – Painting – Barbaramaricle.com
Cheryll MacIntyre – Painting – Coloursoutsidelines.com
Michael Bacigalupi – Photography
Tyler Hoare – Found Object, Mudflat Artist – quirkyberkeley.com
Stephanie Thames – Ceramic sculpture

Ford Street Studios
2934 Ford Street
Studio 2 Counterpoint Studio: Lisa Levine & Peter Tonningsen, photography – counterpointphoto.com
Studio 24 Vida Pavesich, jewelry
Studio 26 Fernando Reyes, Painting, Printmaking – Freyesart.com
Studio 35 Peter Dreyfuss, carved steel and watercolors – peterdreyfuss.com
Studio 30 Anastasia Schipani, Textiles, Sculpture and Painting – facebook art images
Studio 44 Just Ceppie, Reclaimed Wood – justceppie.com

Gray Loft Studio Building
2889 Ford Street
Third Floor: Gray Loft Gallery – grayloftgallery.com
Jamie Brzezinski, plexicut relief prints, paintings – jameybrzezinski.com
Minoo Hamzavi, textiles
Josie Iselin, photography – josieiselin.com
Jill McLennan, painting – jillmclennan.com
Dorie Meister, jewelry – dorieMdesigns.com
Ginny Parsons, mixed medium – ginparsons.net
Jude Pittman, painting, mosaics – judepittmanart.com
Joi Tripp, jewelry
Susan Tuttle, Jewelry, Photography, Mixed Media
Jan Watten, photography – janwatten.com
Karyn Yandow
, photography – karynyandow.com
Fourth Floor:  Markus Storzer, photography – mstorzer.com

Jingletown Art Studios
3001 Chapman Street
Multiple artists- group show
Angela Hunkler, Medium-Ink and stick – angelafhunklerart.com
Melissa W. Johnson, painting, pastels & prints – melissawjohnson.com
Alison Limoges, mixed media collage and Clay – alisonlimoges.com
Barbara DiSalvo, handmade paper and fused glass
Jan Stamos, mixed media – janstamos.com
Stephanie Williamson, photography/Handmade Books – Stephoto.net

Norton Factory Studios
3094 E 10th Street
Multiple artists, various mediums

About Jingletown:
Jingletown acquired its name at the 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, 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 district 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. For a complete listing of Jingletown artists, businesses and upcoming events in the area, please visit our website: www.jingletown.org

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Birds Nest Jazz May 19th

Larry Smith will sing at the Bird’s Nest Jazz event at Waterpark Lofts, 2875 Glascock Street,(next to the big empty lot where Phoenix Commons is going to be) on Sunday May 19th.  Our NEW HOURS – doors will open at 4 and show will start at 4:30 Jon Zax will be cooking and Kathy Cronin will be baking.  Wine will also be served, all inclusive. Cathi Walkup & Shanna Carlson will be the opening act before Larry.  $25 donation in advance (26.97 if you do it through Brown Paper Tickets online) and $30 at the door. You can, of course, drop a check or cash by and guarantee your seat.  You might want to call first to make sure I’m around 510-534-6163.  Brown Paper Ticket link http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/376685

 is a singer of great feeling and depth – with no fear of going to his impish side – anything can happen and usually does – judging from the sold out shows – the audience loves every minute of it!

Bird’s Nest Jazz is a warm and inviting house concert setting in a loft in the up and coming “Jingletown” Art Neighborhood at the Oakland/Alameda Border.

with the swinging jazz trio of David Udolf on piano, Ron Belcher on bass and Bob Blankenship on drums.

Earth Day Clean up April 21, 9a-12p followed by a pot luck BBQ.


Come out to our 8th annual Earth Day Clean up April 21, 9a-12p followed by a pot luck BBQ.

We will meet at the Art Wall on Peterson, break up into groups and clean our ‘hood’. We need helpful dog owners to clean ‘dog poo’ behind the White Elephant, as well as do lots of weeding. Any gardeners out there? We need weeding done at the Art Wall garden too. Other tasks are; walking along the Estuary rocks grabbing washed up debris, walking the streets with pick up sticks cleaning trash, sweeping broken glass on Derby between the WES bldg & UC Boathouse. Anyone with trucks? Trash bags and green waste bags need to be hauled to two dumpsters, donated by Waste Management, on Derby St. Bring gloves, and any favorite weeding tools, larger tools provided.
Not an early riser? Come help for a little while, stay and meet your neighbors at the BBQ. Can’t walk around? Help with sign in, set up the food tables, start the BBQ.
Questions? email me,

Second Fridays Oakland Art Scene: Jingletown

Join us for the 2nd Friday reception at Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, third floor. The current show is “The Big Painting Show – Layers of Abstraction” which features the work of eight Bay Area Painters. It’s a stellar show not to be missed. Please stop by and support Jingletown Galleries! Apples and Oranges, White Wall Gallery, The Clock Tower Studio and Gallery and Float Gallery will also be open for the 2nd Friday Art Crawl. Join us!Image