What could be better than strolling with friends outside, checking out local art galleries with a glass of wine in hand? I am planning to do just that this Friday! This is a wonderful way for us to support our local artists and food vendors, and enjoy an evening out. Here is some information here from @oakfirstfridays. My first stop will be Slate Art Gallery @slate_art to check out this spectacular work, Path of Possibilities, 2021 by Kate Zimmer @katezimmerart.
Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district springs to life for this event, with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJ’s, and poets gathering for Oakland First Friday events.
Thousands of people come from across the Bay Area and beyond to see and experience art, be inspired, eat great food, enjoy live music, and stroll through the amazing, eclectic city of Oakland. An economic impact report shows that the Oakland First Fridays has a major, positive economic impact on the KONO community.