If you’re looking for another reason to skip the San Francisco Fine Art Fair, there’s no reason to worry.
Clear your calendar this Saturday, May 19, for Murmurama - a free benefit for Oakland’s Art Murmur, which is sure to show off some serious local talent.
The function, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m. - will feature more than 16 local galleries and mixed-use spaces and boasts an eclectic blend of local and regional artists along with their respective work.
Installments at Shadravan Art Gallery (2515 Telegraph Ave.), a space that is always ripe with eclectic artistic offerings and compilations by Iranian artists that are clearly worth a look.
Photo (473 25th St.), which will no doubt also prove to be a highlight, with photos from the Bay Area Photographers Collective, an artists reception curated by Rene de Guzman - the senior curator of art at the Oakland Museum of California Art and former director of visual arts at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
If the latter isn’t enough to quell your desire for good photography, be sure to stop by SLATE Contemporary art (473 25th St.), where the aptly titled exhibit "Urban Information" will exude photographs and collages by seven talented artists.
If, for whatever reason, you become visually overloaded, there’s no reason to fret. Alongside more traditional forms of art, there will be experimental electronic music by Brian Caraway, hosted at the Chandra Cerrito Contemporary art (480 23rd St.).
Top off these and many other admission-free cutting edge exhibitions with complimentary refreshments (Read: booze and finger-foods, on the house) that are being promised by almost all of the host sites, and you’ve found yourself a night worthy of rescheduling over practically any other social activity. And no need for lengthy BART rides, nor pesky $20-something admission fees; just show up and enjoy the night. It will be worth it.
If You Go
When: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 19
Where: Uptown and Downtown Oakland
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