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Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Every 1st Friday
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Broadway/Telegraph | Grand and Broadway, Oakland, CA


Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’,

Every first Friday of the monthmember galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed to car traffic, and craft, art, and food vendors are set up along this corridor as part of Oakland First Fridays.

Oakland Art Murmur

Every First Friday | 6-9pm – Rain or Shine
All Over Oakland – with most around the Broadway/Telegraph cooridor
FREE

Participating Venues | Current Exhibitions | Special Events & Openings

  • Arts venues are collectively open from 6-9pm
  • For special events & openings, see the list below
  • Oakland Art Murmur Map PDF 
  • Parking, public transportation and gallery hours info available at Visit Oakland Art Murmur
  • The street festival in Uptown — along Telegraph Ave, between Grand + 27th — is organized by Oakland First Fridays (a city, CBD, and community volunteer-run partnership). While the street festival may be cancelled due to rain, the galleries shall remain open for first Friday festivities.

Other Art Murmur Events

Saturday Stroll – Most OAM visual arts presenters also participate in the weekly Saturday Stroll, when visual arts spaces are open every Saturday from 1–5pm. This is a self-guided activity where many galleries host free cultural programs such as receptions, artist talks, lectures, musical performances, and literary readings on Saturdays.

Guided Walking Tour – Every third Saturday of the month OAM offers a free Guided Walking Tour, when a gallery director or other prominent member of the Oakland art community takes visitors to 3-5 galleries for presentations from curators or artists about their current shows. Tours are themed and take place from 2–4pm.

– Updated 1/1/19 – Event info last checked via website


Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Block Party, East Bay, Free Museum Day, Recurring Event, Theater & Performance
Address: Grand and Broadway, Oakland, CA

Friday, May 3, 2019

All Day   Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  FREE
All Day   First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
All Day   History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  FREE
11:00 am   Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco  FREE*
*Free tours take place on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are limited to 20 people.
3:00 pm   “Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pm   Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:00 pm   “Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival  FREE
5:00 pm   “Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF  FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:00 pm   Facebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art  FREE*
*Free after 5 pm.
6:00 pm   First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pm   Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk  FREE
6:00 pm   “Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF  FREE
6:00 pm   $5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills  $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
6:00 pm   North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF  FREE
7:00 pm   Workshop First Fridays | SF  FREE
7:00 pm   South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose  FREE
7:00 pm   Bayview First Fridays: Entertainment, Karaoke & Food Truck | Seven Stills  FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for food and drinks
7:30 pm   Brenda Shaughnessy Author Reading: The Octopus Museum | Green Apple Books  FREE
7:30 pm   San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays  FREE
8:00 pm   Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday  FREE
8:00 pm   Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown  FREE
8:00 pm   South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose  FREE
9:00 pm   “Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale  FREE
10:00 pm   HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF  FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
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