WHEN: Fri., Oct. 7 until Sun., Oct. 30
WHERE: 1550 Park Ave in Emeryville
WHAT: 30th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition
“Every day hundreds of artists are working in Emeryville and this juried exhibition is their yearly showcase,” explains Sharon Wilchar, exhibition coordinator. “The positive transformation of our city over the past 30 years is impressive. As a player in enhancing the cultural vibrancy of our city and engaging the community through the arts, Emeryville Celebration of the Arts is proud to have been a partner in this transformation.”
100 artists who work or live in Emeryville transformed 1550 Park Ave. – the Pelco Refrigeration building donated by 1550 Park LLC – into a living exhibit of paintings, sculptures, photographs, ceramics and textile arts. In its 30th year, running until Sun., Oct. 30, the show celebrates the talent and creativity that abounds in this 1.2 square mile city from 11am-6pm daily.
Prominent artists who have contributed to the Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition over the years include photographer Richard Misrach, sound sculptor Bill Fontana and painter Marc Foster Grant who, with his wife Jeanne Allen, founded San Francisco’s Jeanne-Marc clothing company.
A dozen artists from the 45th Street Artists’ Cooperative, who contributed work to the first exhibition in 1987, will show new work this year – including painters Edythe Bresnahan and M. Louise Stanley, textile artist Ana Lisa Hedstrom, photographer Kim Harrington and directors and co-founders of Kala Art Institute Archana Horsting and Yuzo Nakano. All works on display in the exhibition are available for purchase.
AFTER THE SHOW: Pick your favorite place for Adult Social Beverages & Bites to Eat.
Bank Club – 3900 San Pablo Ave in Emeryville. Cheap drinks, good service, great dive bar. (510) 652-4381
Branch Line Bar – 5885 Hollis St in Emeryville. Craft Beer & Wine, Cocktails, Upscale Vietnamese Fare. Happy Hours 4-6pm and 10pm – close. (510) 547-1100
Honor Kitchen & Cocktails – 1411 Powell St in Emeryville. Honor your spirits. Honor your meats. Food revolves around the grill. Known for their Gastropub Fare & Cocktails. (510) 653-8667
Lanesplitter Pub & Pizza – 3645 San Pablo Ave in Emeryville. Pizza for the people! Great pizza, quality microbrews, good service and good times. (510) 594-9400
Prizefighter – 6702 Hollis St in Emeryville. World class cocktails, spirits and draft beer in a casual and fun environment. (510) 428-1470
Propaganda – 4000 Adeline St in Emeryville. Propaganda, an American take on the British Gastropub. Hand crafted libations, craft beer, green grub, grub on a bun, pub grub and dessert. (510) 923-9828