Art Galleries, Fairs, Festivals, & Fiestas

Estuary Art Attack

When: Fri., Aug. 14, 6-9 p.m. 2009

Several factors make Jingletown the perfect habitat for local artists: affordable loft developments, an industrial landscape, the illusion of being an isolated community. In the past few years it's rivaled West Oakland and Jack London Square for cool, low-rent galleries, warehouse-y dwellings and cafes with stuff on the wall -- not to mention that much of Jingletown is bedecked in mosaic tiling, courtesy of the Institute of Mosaic Art. This summer the neighborhood's artists and merchants formed a critical mass with their counterparts in Alameda, and organized their own art walk along the Oakland-Alameda Estuary. Called the Estuary Art Attack, it features openings in more than a dozen galleries, plus live music, DJs, performance art, film screenings, cocktails, and gustatory treats. Lucky JuJu, Speisekammer, C'eraUna Volta, 4:20 Gallery, Float Gallery, Rhythmix Cultural Works, FrankBetteCenter, and Autobody Fine Art all count themselves among the participating businesses. They're in good company. The attack happens every second Friday (next edition Aug. 14). 6-9 p.m.

Rachel Swan

Price: free

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