Oakland has a vibrant art community, and not just in the galleries. Living in the O pointed us to a recent show at the Awaken Café. East Bay Outtakes mentions a visual arts town hall meeting. The Oakbook has a huge run down of the month ahead in Oakland art. Oakland is home to the California College of the Arts (I still think of it as CCAC, but understand why they dropped the 'Crafts'), and the community learning center, Studio One.
Lately I've been looking at more accessible art, the kind you can walk or drive past. With all the sunshine we've been having (thankfully there was rain last night and more on the way today), colorful murals just pop off the walls. This one is near Edis' house in Fruitvale.