The festival that launched downtown Oakland’s transformation as the Bay Area’s hottest dining and arts scene, Art & Soul Oakland will sizzle this year with two art- and music-packed days featuring live jazz, rock, gospel, E.D.M., punk, honky-tonk, metal, world, Latin, folk, R&B, and blues music performed by national recording artists and top local talent.
Category: Oakland Music
Whole Foods Market Oakland is having a fabulous Memorial Day “Lawn Party” on Monday, May 28th and they wanted to invite you all! Feel free to pass along this event to any friends and family in the neighborhood!!
Please join the City of Oakland in promoting the New York Times ranking of our city as the #5 place to visit in the world. In the esteemed publication’s recent feature “45 Places to Go in 2012,” Oakland was ranked #1 among all North American cities, placing in between #4 London and #6 Tokyo.
http://www.odalc.org – Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (previously Common Sense), is an American hip-hop artist and actor. Video recorded in Oakland, CA, for the kick-off of Black History Month. Black History Month is an observance of the history of the African diaspora in a number [...]
Through Inspiration Awards 2011, Oakland Digital recognizes and honors prominent local Bay Area pioneers who have made substantial contributions to the community at large through their innovation and dedication in their chosen fields of: 1) business, 2) artistic creativity, and 3) technology.
It was a night of culmination for Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC). After more than a year of striving to establish itself in a time of economic downturn, the local technology nonprofit succeeded in hosting its first annual Inspiration Awards, which celebrated the City of Oakland and honored three influential people for their significant contributions to the community…
In one short year, Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center has made a bold first step into the technology nonprofit world. During that time, the City of Oakland has witnessed a number of new ideas and community projects from this ambitious and quickly growing source of philanthropy.
Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC), a nonprofit organization teaching digital skills and Internet literacy to underemployed youth, unveiled the top twelve designs submitted to its Inspire Oakland Billboard Contest this Tuesday Whole Foods Market Oakland.
Earlier this year, ODALC asked participants to submit a billboard design conveying something inspirational about the City of Oakland. The top twelve submissions will be featured in three of Oakland’s most prominent art galleries; the top four submissions will be displayed on a digital billboard on Highway 80 (donated by CBS Outdoor). Finally, one lucky winner will have his or her work posted on a commercial billboard (donated by the City of Oakland).
In an unexpected twist, ODALC asked community members at Whole Foods Market to select their favorite billboard designs from the top twelve, ultimately letting the public choose the images that will be displayed in their collective environment. Over 320 people submitted ballots.
Ever since it was first announced in January, 2010, ODALC’s Inspire Oakland Billboard Contest has generated a significant amount of interest from the public. Artists and designers from all corners of the Bay Area naturally jumped at the opportunity to have their work published on a billboard that collects hundreds of thousands of views daily.
“Inspire Oakland” by Alese Osborn [Oakland Musician / Artist and ODALC Volunteer].