AOK’s 6th Annual Crab Fest!


Our Crab Fest is back and we are so excited to be able to crack crab with you again! Tickets are $100 and all proceeds will immediately fund grants for arts education. Your delicious evening will directly result in the Arts Advantage for Oakland's kids! To keep everyone as safe as possible, proof of [...]

Sally Landis Looks Back at AOK’s 25 Years: Jan 2022


We're humbled, once again, by the generosity of the AOK community. Thank you for your year-end outpouring of support for this community-funded effort. There are currently 22 AOK grant recipients teaching arts education in 28 Oakland public schools; they are reaching 2,400 students with the life-changing power of a consistent arts education. Those 2,400 Oakland [...]

Gerbode Foundation donates $30,000


AOK is grateful to announce that the Wallace and Alexander Gerbode Foundation was the very first to invest in AOK’s new Arts Justice Initiative! AOK’s Arts Justice Initiative is designed to fund consistent, weekly arts education for every student in Oakland’s most under-resourced public schools. Funding for comprehensive arts education for every student, every week in one [...]

“Heart of Oakland Art” Auction, Sept 28

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Join us for our newest event! See our EVENTS page to purchase tickets Arts for Oakland Kids invites you to a new kind of celebration at Warehouse416 in the heart of Uptown, Oakland's famous art district. While you enjoy MUSIC, BEER & WINE, and APPETIZERS from some of our favorite eateries, you'll get to bid on deals from Bay Area [...]

AOK-inspired Oakland A’s Stomper on display

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It being the 50th Anniversary of the Oakland A's, it is only appropriate that Stomper wears a suit and a bow tie. I wanted the illustrative design of his suit to reflect a child-like nature and our mission within Arts For Oakland Kids. Elements were included to highlight whimsical aspects of music, theater, and the [...]

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