Tag Archives: Art

an image of an African American girl smiling while holding a poster drawing that she created

Oakland Youth Artist Daria Belle Shares Her Artistic Process

Daria Belle exhibits her social justice and politically-themed art around the Bay Area, such as her recent participation with Artivate’s “Feminism Now.” The 16-year old high school sophomore lives in Oakland and attends school in[Read more]
An African American woman dances joyfully against an overcast backdrop and in the rain

Sculptor Dana King alongside Fredrika Newton Unveils Dr. Huey P. Newton’s Bust in West Oakland

The rain didn’t dampen Sunday’s celebration for the unveiling of the bronze bust in honor of Dr. Huey P. Newton, co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party. “The rain is very symbolic of the[Read more]
An art exhibit with silhouettes of African American women on display.

Oakland Voices Alumna’s Hannah Moore’s Curation at EastSide Arts

The space at EasSide Arts Alliance became a place for acknowledging the act of ritual and worship beginning September 17, with the opening night of “Spiritual Technologies.” In the center of the wide open space,[Read more]
a collage of colorful vendors at the Indigenous Red Market, and some performers as well.

Community is Key to Indigenous Red Market in Fruitvale

The Indigenous Red Market, co-sponsored by NAHC and the Intertribal Friendship House, is free to the public. Indigenous Red Market in Oakland, CA, was started by the Native American Health Center and Intertribal Friendship House.
An African American woman with braids smiles for camera

Oakland Voices Alumna Ayodele Nzinga is City’s First Poet Laureate

The City of Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Division announced today our first poet laureate: Ayodele Nzinga. Ayodele was a part of the 2019-2020 Oakland Voices cohort. She is a playwright, poet, and community advocate. She will[Read more]
a poster of MF Doom in a mask with the words doomsday vibes.

Bay Area’s hip-hop insiders say loss of artists are not isolated issues, long-term health needs to be addressed

Members of the hip-hop community are recognizing that a conversation about health and wellness for artists has become increasingly more important. As millions of people commiserate and share their remembrances online for their favorite artists,[Read more]