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Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Every 1st Friday
Friday, January 3, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Broadway/Telegraph | Grand and Broadway, Oakland, CA


Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur

Over 30 Oakland Art Murmur affiliate venues 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 monthaffiliate venues 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 | 6-9 pm – Rain or Shine
All Over Oakland – with most around the Broadway/Telegraph cooridor
FREE

Participating Venues | Exhibitions & Special Events

  • 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.

Updated 8/18/19 – Event info last checked via website


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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, January 3, 2020

All Day   Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  FREE
10:00 am   First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland  $5*
*$5 cover
All Day   History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  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   Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz  FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
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   Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
3:00 pm   “Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
5:00 pm   “Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival  FREE
5:00 pm   Facebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art  FREE*
*Free after 5 pm.
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   Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk  FREE
7:00 pm   Workshop First Fridays | SF  FREE
7:00 pm   South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose  FREE
7:30 pm   San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays  FREE
7:30 pm   Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown  FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.
8:00 pm   South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose  FREE
8:00 pm   San Francisco’s 2020 Winter Cocktail Party | SF  FREE*
*Free before 10:30pm, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pm   Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday  FREE
9:00 pm   “Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale  FREE
10:00 pm   Last Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF  FREE*
*Free from 6 pm to 10 pm. $5 in advance, $10 at the door.
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