“Heart of Oakland Art” Auction, Sept 28

2018-10-13T14:53:09-07:00August 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

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 welcomes Board Member Logan McWilliams

2018-08-13T20:29:33-07:00July 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Welcome to the Board Logan McWilliams! We first met Logan McWilliams, then a Transitional Kindergarten teacher, on a site visit to the Pro Arts Early Childhood Education program AOK funded at Markham Elementary. The second we walked into her classroom full of innovative images and displays, we knew we were in for a treat. We [...]

AOK-inspired Oakland A’s Stomper on display

2018-08-13T20:17:32-07:00June 6th, 2018|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

2018-19 program recipients announced

2018-08-12T19:22:25-07:00June 1st, 2018|Tags: , , |

The AOK Board of Directors is thrilled to announce AOK's 2018 grant recipients! Living Jazz at Carl B. Munck Elementary: This popular standards-based music program promotes social justice and cultural awareness through group ensemble singing, rhythm components, and performance opportunities. Oakland Youth Chorus at Oakland SOL Middle School: After-school classes at this new school will teach [...]

Jeff Hall joins AOK Board

2018-08-13T20:27:02-07:00March 5th, 2018|Tags: , |

Jeff Hall joins the AOK Board Arts for Oakland Kids is thrilled to welcome Jeff Hall to our Board of Directors. Oakland has been Jeff’s home for 42 years. He previously worked as a private practice attorney and also served as the Legislative Director for the SF AIDS Foundation. Jeff recently retired from the University of California, [...]

Mayor honors AOK for 20th anniversary

2018-05-21T19:23:18-07:00November 3rd, 2016|Tags: |

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf congratulated Arts for Oakland Kids (formerly known as Oakland Fund for the Arts) during its 20th anniversary with an official letter: "Since 1996, Arts for Oakland Kids has raised more than $625,000 in grants for arts education programs in 80 under-served public schools throughout the City," the letter stated. "These [...]