Friday, June 2nd, 2017
• 6 pm – 9 pm and After-Party from 9 pm – midnight.
Oakland’s Historical Landmark, 16th Street Train Station.
Get ready to be inspired! By invitation only. Please re-visit this page as we get closer to the event for details on how to become one of our guests and how to receive an invitation.
The Opening Celebration/Preview Exhibition and After-Party are new to this year’s East Bay Open Studios Event and will inspire you on many levels.
Held at the gorgeous, historical, Beaux-Arts landmark building, the 16th Street Train Station, in West Oakland, the venue and the artists that will be showing their work to the public at our Opening will open your mind and hearts to what is possible in this creative world that we live in.
Over 100 of our 2017 participating artists will feature their best work for our guests to preview, each in their own dedicated space in 3 different areas of the venue. Our guests then preview the art to help design their self-guided tours of the artist studios and exhibition spaces the following weekends after the Opening. Printed guidebooks will be available and there will be live music, a cash bar and food options and a rare and wonderful opportunity to meet over 100 artists in person and engage in conversation while enjoying an evening of their diverse range of art and inspiration. The Preview Exhibition will be held from 6 pm – 9 pm and is by invitation only. Stay tuned for details on this page at a later date, about how to be added to our guest list and receive an invitation.
From 9 pm to midnight is the After-Party sponsored by Salle des Artistes, when the volume will be turned up as the space transforms into a dance floor and performance space for our live musicians and performers to take the stage and for the public and the artists in the event to enjoy. There will be a cash bar and food options. Donations requested to support the performers.
Photos to come…