Friday, May 30, 7-9 p.m.
In Your Face Youth Poets
PRO Arts Gallery, 461 9th Street
Slam poets, hip-hop artists, and local youths raise their voices in
poetry that speaks to community, and the everyday issues that they
face. Poets from Youth Speaks and local youth
organizations will be asked to participate. Five youth poets
will raise their voices to empower, teach, and tell it like it is. A
30-minute open mic will also take place to give voice to the Bay
Area’s amazingly talented young people.
Friday, July 4, 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Fourth of July Celebration
Jack London Square
Patriotism is the flavor of the day with live music, children’s
activities, and spectacular fireworks at dusk.
Saturday- Monday, August 30 - September 1
3rd Annual Art & Soul Festival
Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
This celebration of Oakland’s arts community will include live
performances of music and dance, visual art exhibitions, children’s
activities, art vendors, and much more. Free admission.
Chi gallery is a virtual art
gallery owned and operated by Corinne Innis, an artist, curator, and
filmmaker. Chi gallery began as a small art gallery in downtown
Oakland, California on March 4, 2000. In order to reach a wider
audience, after two and a half years the gallery was transformed
from a storefront to a virtual gallery on the internet. Art may be
viewed by appointment. Check it out at www.chigallery.com.