WHEN: Sat. & Sun., Aug. 19 & 20, 12noon – 6pm
WHERE: Downtown Oakland adjacent to the 12th St./City Center BART station
- 14th St. & Broadway
- 16th St. & San Pablo Avenue
- Promenade beside City Center West Garage (off MLK Jr. Way between 12th & 14th St.)
- 11th St. & Jefferson
WHAT: 17th Annual Community Art + Soul Festival
- National Recording Artists
- Hot Local Bands
- Blues & Gospel Showcases
- Urban Dance Stage
- Turf Dance Battle
- Artisan Marketplace
- Local Craft Beer + Wine + Food
- Street Performers
- Family Fun Zone
- Kinetic Arts Circus Stage – 14th & Jefferson
- Four music stages: Lineup
- Art + Soul Main Stage -11th & Jefferson
- Clay St. Stage – 14th & Clay
- Oakland Jams Stage – 12th & Clay
- Plaza Stage – in front of Oakland City Hall
Experience the Oakland vibe!
As Art + Soul celebrates its 17th birthday, Oakland will present its rich musical heritage, culinary cultural diversity and bluesy spirit. This fun, friendly community festival showcases famed musicians, art mural paintings, a Fun Zone for kids, food, beer, wine and arts and crafts.The festival continues its annual tradition of hosting a live Gospel Showcase presented by Edwin Hawkins and Community of Unity.
The Artisan Marketplace is full of hand made creations – jewelry, paintings, clothing, art magnets, stationery, clocks and more. Local nonprofits will also have booths, giving you the opportunity to ask questions about their organizations and causes.
New this year – a community mural painting with Oakland Art Murmur. Join local artists in creating a magical piece displayed at the festival and beyond. Watch live painting by the pros, Dragon School on Sat.and Girl Mobb’s Graffiti Camp for Girls on Sun. Pick up a brush and add a bit of yourself to the mural!
And don’t miss Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Angie Stone on the Art + Soul Main Stage on Sun., 4:30-5:45pm!
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