An awesome event, a long time in the making, is happening on Friday, April 5, from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
The flyer for the event is available here.
The City of Oakland will host the Uptown ArtPark Celebration featuring a bike ride to the event from West Oakland, live performance by students from the adjacent Oakland School for the Arts, dedication ceremony honoring both the artists and community members who advocated for the park.
Start the event with a bike ride: Riders of all ages gather at 5:30pm at Bikes4Life, 1600 7th Street @ Willow in West Oakland (take BART to the West Oakland station) for 1.5 mile ride to the event. Free bike lights courtesy of the City of Oakland (limited supply -- arrive by 5:30pm). Bike valet parking provided by Richmond Spokes.
Funded through a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Uptown ArtPark has transformed a vacant urban space into a showplace for large-scale local art for the entire community to enjoy.
The Uptown ArtPark is located on Telegraph Avenue and 19th Street, next to the Fox Theater.
Oakland is partnering with arts organizations and funders, including the Black Rock Arts Foundation, to display rotating, temporary exhibitions of existing large-scale sculptural works by Bay Area artists, newly commissioned public art projects and live performances by local arts and community organizations.