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Art + Soul Livens Up Oakland with Blues, Soul, Gospel and Dance!

WHEN: Sat. & Sun., Aug. 19 & 20, 12noon – 6pm

WHERE: Downtown Oakland adjacent to the 12th St./City Center BART station

Entrances at: 
  • 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!

Art + Soul is conveniently located in downtown Oakland adjacent to the 12th Street/City Center BART station.




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