Artists are Superheroes!

Artists are Superheroes: Arts Instruction During COVID We’ve just passed the 6-month mark since the first Shelter-in-Place, and while there are many things that break my heart or infuriate me daily, one thing always brings me joy: arts and the incredible resilience of artists. I’ve been asked many times during this period, [...]

2020-11-17T16:04:40-07:00

Summer of Love Art Auction

Imagine: you can get urgently needed arts education to the students of Oakland, and support the artists and arts organizations hit hardest by the shutdown. All you need is love—for your walls! 100% of proceeds from this auction will fund grants for arts education in Oakland’s most under-resourced public schools. We have [...]

2020-09-02T12:59:37-07:00

Youth Arts Contest

13-year-old Oakland artist reading from her new collection of poems, This World is Going to Change at the Chapter 510 Annual Children’s Summer Book Fair. Youth Arts Contest On October 24, Arts for Oakland Kids will be hosting the Made In Oakland Art-a-Thon. During this telethon style online event, celebrities and dignitaries will [...]

2020-08-20T11:46:33-07:00

Truth, Justice, and Reparations: AOK June Newsletter

Truth, Justice, and Reparations: AOK June Newsletter We hope this finds you all well. As instigators and participants in the vital anti-racist work that must be done, the Board and staff of AOK are dedicating this newsletter to a more in-depth look at: Truth as an Opportunity, the 4 Pillars of Transitional Justice, Arts Education as Reparations, and AOK's Arts Justice Initiative. Thank you for [...]

2020-08-15T16:09:59-07:00

AOK Online Art Auction: May 7-22

Tired of staring at your home’s same old walls during this shelter-in-place? Here’s your chance to give those walls some love while also supporting arts education in Oakland. AOK invites you to participate in our first online art auction, benefitting the artists and organizations that provide arts education in Oakland’s most financially [...]

2020-05-07T04:23:08-07:00

Announcing Our 2020-2021 Project Mini-Grant Recipients!

Congratulations to this year's Arts for Oakland Kids Project Mini-Grant recipients! We extend our heartfelt gratitude and admiration to the tireless, brilliant artists and organizations that reach Oakland's kids every day with life changing arts education. Thank you for all that you do in this world! Your contributions help [...]

2020-05-07T04:43:59-07:00

Thank You to our Crab Fest Sponsors!

We want to extend a special thanks to our wonderful Crab Fest sponsors, L'Objet Wines and Firebrand Artisan Breads! By donating their wines and breads, a greater percentage of our ticket sales could go directly to arts education. We heartily recommend both of these businesses because their products are delicious and [...]

2020-05-07T05:20:27-07:00
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