The Art of Living Black Opening Reception
February 2, 2019

Spotlight Artists' Talk: Saturday, February 2, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Reception: Saturday, February 2, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Co-founded by the late Jan Hart-Schuyers and the late Rae Louise Hayward, The Art of Living Black is the longest running event of its kind in the Bay Area to feature artists of African descent. The 23rd Art of Living Black presents an exhibition of over 100 works at the Richmond Art Center, as well as Open Studios and Satellite Exhibitions at locations across the Bay Area.

The 23rd Annual Art of Living Black is organized by TAOLB Steering Committee in partnership with the Richmond Art Center. The Art Of Living Black Steering Committee is a dedicated group of established Bay Area artists touched by the vision of Jan Hart-Shuyers and Rae Louise Hayward. The group’s mission is to preserve and expand the vision of their beloved founders by supporting emerging, mid-career and established artists of African descent.

2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond , CA



The 7th annual Christmas Bazarr
December 1, 2018

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

German Goodies
Art & Crafts
German Food
Pretzels, Beer & Glühwein
Live Music
Vendors galore!

1720 MacArthur Blvd & 1699 Excelsior Ave
Oakland , CA



Afro Comic Con 2018
October 20, 2018

10 am to 8 pm

AfroComicCon is the premiere comic con event for people of color and the African diaspora in the Bay Area. BLAM is Black, Latino, Asian, Manifested.

-AfroComicCon™ entertains, educates, and unites a diverse, global audience around comics, art media, technology, and culture. We establish a platform to showcase and empower  artists who have historically been denied access to equal opportunity.-

AFCC´s three day event is an innovative exciting fresh new type of comic convention that combines, art, tech, workshops, gaming, cosplay, fashion, writing, creativity pitches for funding, webtv, film, VR, and more, featuring industry professionals and aspiring new artists and creators. We provide artists, and dreamers who are looking for the next possible break, the chance to connect, learn and grow.  Introducing FLASH: Fit Like a Super Hero! We bring superhero teachers of African Diaspora dance forms and martial arts plus fitness with a superhero theme to the community! Through culturally rich art/movement forms we will  inspire the people to empower themselves through healthier lifestyles; eating smarter and moving more!

We bring a wide variety of offerings under one roof so that our audience and participants have the chance to explore the possibilities of entrepreneurial creativity and production.

We have drawing, creating, movenment, gaming and writing workshops to name a few! We will have a fashion show, costume contest, musical performances, a POC Nerd Comedy Show, a mini- film festival and a Free Youth Community Day just for the kids! They will get free food, special workshops, and performances made just for youngsters, and some surprise giveaways!

6601 Shellmound Street
Emeryville , CA



Oakland Black Cowboy Parade and Festival
October 6, 2018

Mosey on down to the Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. Defermery Park 17th and Adeline

Oakland CA is the place to be on the first Saturday of October. The Black Cowboy parade starts at 10:00 am Theres going to be Cowboys and beautiful horses from all over California, Floats, Marching bands, Drill teams, Pony rides.and los of family fun, Then stick around for the Oakland Black Cowboy Festival in the park.

Bring your folding chairs, Pack a lunch in your picnic basket or grab something to eat from one of the many food vendors.
Be prepared for a day of fun in the sun for you and the family

There is going to be great live entertainment on stage. The soulful Country Western Super Star Mico Marks will be performing on stage along with Line Dancing to get you up and moving. I'll be your DJ playing the best Old school R&B, Blues, and Zydico See you there. Don't forget to stop by and say Hi

From: 9 am to 6 pm

1651 Adeline St.
Oakland , CA



11th Aunnual Octoberfest
September 29 - 30, 2018

Oaktoberfest celebrates the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area. Oakland’s Dimond District hosts this one-of-a-kind Fall Festival (combining Oaktoberfest with Oakland), welcoming thousands with craft beer & food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. The Dimond continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900’s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined the boulevard. Oaktoberfest will bring world-class beer to the tented beer hall, serving steins of traditional German flavors and regional brew pub favorites.

Highlighting this years festival will be a traditional Biergarten, Eco Fair, Kid’s Area with Root Biergarten, German style homebrew competition featured in the homebrewers’ alley, and vendors from around the Bay. Celebrate Oaktoberfest, Oakland style, in the Dimond at Fruitvale and MacArthur.

Oaktoberfest is an event designed not only to celebrate the proud history of a shining district in Oakland, but also to raise funds for improvement projects, community development programs, and future events. The success of this festival relies on committed volunteers and the generosity of area residents and engaged businesses. Your support for this non-profit event will create positive change in the community.

Sat from 11 am to 7 pm
Sun from 10 am to 5 pm

Fruitvale Ave and MacArthur Blvd
Oakland , CA



2018 Black eyed pea festival
September 15, 2018

The 5th Oakland Black eyed pea festival is a Metaphor for what is resilient, creative and collaborative about African American culture.
Omnira Institutes mission is to highlight and preserve the culture and spiritual traditions of Africa and African American and demonstrate how those traditions are connected to Africa and the African disporia.

From: 11 am to 6 pm

Live music, Dance Community, Soul food and collective art.(Oakland Technial High School)

4351 Broadway
Oakland , CA



The Global Climate Action and Art Festival
September 14, 2018

African Arts Academy is a 501C3 not for profit international, art education program, based in San Francisco, CA USA.
It' s main focus is to combine ancient wisdom, traditional art with the new technology, and implement a professional grade, state of the arts institution that, specializes in the teaching of all art forms and crafts originating in Africa and the African diaspora.

From: 1 pm to 10:00 pm
762 Fulton Street
San Francisco , CA



8th Annual Pan-African Festival
September 2, 2018
JOIN US at 10am for Opening Prayer and Libations Ceremony, Intro to Mu-i Taiji, Yoga and FREE LUNCH sponsored by Afrocentric Oakland and Miss Ollies.
PARTICIPATE in holistic health workshops throughout the day addressing everything to heal your mind, body and soul.
RELAX and people watch or turn up in adult games.
DANCE to good music and high energy DJ sets.
YOUTH can enjoy sports jumpers, art projects, face painting, drum classes, a petting zoo, pony rides and more.
SHOP (the only thing that's not free) thought the great vendors with beautiful merchandise for you or as a gift.

From  8:30 AM - 8 PM

3612 Webster St
Oakland , CA



17th Annual Music on the Main
August 22, 2018

TheArthur and Son will be showing Artwork at the 17th Annual Music on the Main.

AUGUST 22 - Andre Thierry (Zydeco accordion soul) and Steven Green & The Lifeline (eclectic gospel)

PLUS: Food Booths & Trucks * Vendors * Main Street Margaritas & East Brother Beer Co. * Dancing * Info Booths * Family Fun Zone * Prizes * Giveaways * and more!!!

From: 5 pm to 7:30 pm

Presented by Richmond Main Street Initiative, since 2001, the Music on the Main concert series has brought thousands of people Downtown to enjoy a night on the town filled with music, food, and family fun. Each concert features a variety of musical performances, arts and crafts activities for children, local entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations, and food. Music on the Main is a critical tool that Richmond Main Street uses to engage the community

Marina Way & Macdonald Ave.
Richmond , CA



18th Annual Art and Soul Festival
July 28 - 29, 2018

TheArthur and i will be displaying Artworks at the 18 Annual Art and Soul Festival.

From: Noon to 6pm

...and more!


Urban Dance + Salsa Stages
Turf Dance Battle
Craft Beer + Wine

Kids Activities New 2018:
Kid-friendly carnival rides*
Inflatable bouncers*
Interactive Art
Face Painting

Food Vendors:

* Jambalaya, Gumbo and Crawfish Etoufee
* Catfish, Snapper, Oysters, Crab Cakes, Shrimp and Hush Puppies with Remoulade Sauce
* Ethiopian Cuisine
* Fried Chicken
* Chicken Tikka Masala and Veggie Pakoras
* Pork, Chicken or Veggie Lumpia
* Hawaiian BBQ and Malasadas
* Tri Tip and Sausage Sandwiches
* Smoked Turkey Legs
* Jerk Chicken
* Funnel Cakes
* Jazzy Juice Drinks

Scores of local artists and crafters showcase a vast array of beautiful jewelry,
paintings, clothing, handbags, accessories, soaps, musical instruments, art magnets,
stationery, clocks, henna art, home furnishings and much more!

1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland , CA



17th Annual Music on the Main
July 25, 2018

Presented by Richmond Main Street Initiative, since 2001, the Music on the Main concert series has brought thousands of people Downtown to enjoy a night on the town filled with music, food, and family fun. Each concert features a variety of musical performances, arts and crafts activities for children, local entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations, and food. Music on the Main is a critical tool that Richmond Main Street uses to engage the community.

5 pm – 7:30 pm

1401 Macdonald Ave., Richmond, Ca (Marina Way & MacDonald)
Richmond , CA



Alameda Art Faire & Maker Market
July 1, 2018
Come see 65 Alameda and Bay Area Artists at the free outdoor event. Mingle with local and emerging artists creating unique artworks during the fair.
See live painting, sculpting and illustration, live music, poetry and performance art.

11AM- 12:00PM DJ Just Delicious
12:00 - 2:00 29th Street Swingtet
2:00 - 3:00 DJ / Coloring Contest Winners
3:00 - 4:15 MAMA CROW
4:30 - 6:30 Eagle Street Jazz Quartet

10 AM-7 PM

2309 Encinal between Park and Oak
Alameda , CA



Branches of the Community Summer Kick Off
June 30, 2018

This is an Annual all age community event including:
Game Truck
Kids Zone( Jumper, Dunk Tank, Games and More!!
Talent Competition
Live Performances
Amazing Vendors
Raffle and Great Prizes

51 Marina Dr
Pittsburg , CA



East bay Open Studios 2018
June 2, 2018

We will be displaying art work at the following location

Flax Art Store

Sat. June 2
Sun. June 3

Sat. June 9
Sun. June 10

From: 11 am to 6 pm

1501 Martian Luther King Jr Way
Oakland , CA



Malcolm X
June 2, 2018

From: 10 am to 12 pm

Local Artists: Malcolm X students, and community volunteers have been hard at work updating the 20 "HereStories" murals that have adorred the schoolyard fence since 2007.

Corner of King & Ashby
South Berkeley , CA



PNG Grand opening
April 7, 2018

This weekend is the Grand Opening of Paschal Hunter Gallery.
The featured artists are:

Bobby Arte
Lorraine Bonner
Milton Bowen’s
Courageous Concepts
Kaya Fortune
Renata Gray
JP Kim
Buggsy Malone
Rosalind McGary
Brett’s Sims
TheArthur Wright

329 17th Street between Webster & Harrison
Oakland , CA



TAOLB Presents - NVA Contemporary Evolution
February 17, 2018

Contemporary Evolution will be the NVisble Atelier's 3rd show. Come witness the evolution of our collective, creative evolution.

Join us for:
1st Friday Art Murmur - Feb. 2, 2018

VIP Reception & Artists Talks - Feb. 17, 2018 (*TAOLB)

Open Studios Feb. 24, 2018 & Feb. 25, 2018 (*TAOLB)

Participating Artists:

TheArthur Wright, Valerie Brown-Troutt, Raymond L. Haywood, Mark Sublett, Gene Dominique, Damon Powell, Jamila Harris, Arthur Norcome, James Knox

*Contemporary Evolution is a satellite location of the Art of Living Black (TAOLB) 2018.

416 26th St.
Oakland , CA



The Art of Living Artists Talk
February 3, 2018

Please join us for a talk with this year's Spotlight Artists, Kelvin Curry and Damon Powell, as well as other artists participating in this year's The Art of Living Black.

From: 12 pm to 2 pm
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond , CA



6th Annual Chrismas Bazarr
December 2, 2017

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

German Goodies
Arts & Crafts
German Food
Pretzels,Beer & Gluehwein
Live Music
Vendors galore!

1720 MacArthur Blvd & 1699 Excelsior Ave
Oakland , CA



7th Annual Holiday Art Show (Front Gallery)
December 1 - 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, December 1st , 6-9 pm

Participating Artists: Samantha Chundur, Cathy Coverley, Neveland Dent, Aziz Diagne, Emory Douglas Carlo Fantin, Monjett Graham, David Graves, Calvin Grey, Martin Grizzell, Yan Inlow, Michael Johnson, Pablo Sato, Karin Turner, Kevin Woodson, TheArthur Wright

Joyce Gordon Gallery presents the 7th Annual Holiday Art Show. This holiday season we are proud to show a collection of unique, astonishing and affordable art by new and returning artists, demonstrating an eclectic style work representing the best of the Bay Area.

406 14th St.
Oakland , CA



Blam Presents-Afro Comic Con
October 21 - 22, 2017

Afro Comic Con is the premiere comic con event for people of color and the African diaspora in the Bay Area. BLAM (Black, Latino, Asian, Manifested) presents Afro Comic Con.  This is our first annual comic book, Art, media, science fiction, technology awareness, web TV, film and writing convention.

AfroComicCon’s mission is to open doors for everyone, but especially for people of color, in the arts, and media professions that have not been adequately inclusive.  We want to encourage the production of images and storytelling that embraces diverse fictional heroes and icons, thus sowing fertile ground for the empowerment of people of color.

There will be workshops, live art, and printing stations and panel discussions focusing on literacy, comic book, graphic novel and fine art creation as well as on gateway careers in an industry not well represented by women and people of color.  

Hands-on workshops


Live art and printing stations

Panel discussions

Tracks for art, writing and creating

Writing for gaming and VR

Food and drink for sale

Artist and vendor alley

Please come to our fabulous after party for fun and more networking!

6601 Shellmound St,
Emeryville , CA



Black Cowboy Festival and Parade
October 7, 2017
From 10 am to 5 pm

The Oakland Black Cowboy Association, a not-for-profit organization, has spent four decades enlightening children and adults with the contributions of people of color in the settling of the West.  This vision continues today with its annual parade and festival. People from all walks of life attend this one of a kind parade and festival which features nationwide cowboys, trick riders, schools community organizations, and local businesses.

In addition to the parade and festival, the Oakland Black Cowboy Association hosts dances, conducts speaking engagements and community events promoting the contributions of people of color to the Old West.
DeFremery Park 18th & Adeline
Oakland , CA



Black Eyed Pea Festival 2017 - Omnira Institute
September 16, 2017

The Oakland Black-Eyed Pea Festival is a celebration of African and African American culture using a cherished foodway as its theme. The Black-Eyed Pea Festival features traditional musicians, artists and craft vendors, health and community resource information.

Children will have an opportunity to make crafts. Black-eyed pea-themed dishes will be sold, and the festival will feature a farmers’ market.

Live Music Soul Food Art.

From: 11 am to 6 pm

4351 Broadway
Oakland , CA



September 3, 2017
Citizens of the African diaspora, it's time to celebrate! This is our 7th annual event and this will be the very best one yet! We've got a full day planned out for you and your entire family. Share this eventbrite link with all your loved ones so our entire Pan-African family can celebrate together.

Oakland’s 7th annual Pan-African Festival is a free family event carefully curated to cultivate pride, joy, self-determination and sovereignty for diasporic Africans. Through participation in a full day of holistic health workshops, group games, arts, crafts and entertainment, the day intends to celebrate the rich cultures of Africa and it’s global influences. This is a great day the entire family will enjoy!

With love and respect, Afrocentric Oakland

From: 11 am to 6 pm

3612 Webster St.
Oakland , CA



SF Brothers Present the Summer Celebration
August 26, 2017

From: & pm to 11:30 pm

SF Brothers Present the Summer Celebration, Celebrating Success Center San Francisco in its youth efforts. This event will be exculsive and private with art by TheArthur Wright and Malik Seneferu. The event take place downtown in the spectacular R/S Project Gallery 1050 Larkins St, each ticket comes with libations, food, fun and most important a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the San Francisco success center.

San Francisco Success Center established in 1983 by San Francisco Superior Court Judges to provide educational and employment opportunities to youth in SF’s juvenile detention. Since then, Success Center has grown to serve any youth engaged in the justice system or marginalized individuals at high risk for disconnection from society.

Hope to see you in attendance and enjoying a night with the SF Brothers.
1050 Larkins Street San Francisco
San Francisco , CA



Music on the Main
August 23, 2017

Thearthur Wright an i will be showing at Music on the Main.
It will be Live Music, Food, Beer, Vendors, Prizes, Kid Zone, Info Booths and fun for the entire family!!.

From: 5 pm to 7:30 pm

Music on the Main is our longest running event series. Since 2001, this concert series has brought thousands of people Downtown to enjoy a night on the town filled with music, food, and family fun. Each concert features a variety of musical performances, arts and crafts activities for children, local entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations, and food. Music on the Main is a critical tool that Richmond Main Street uses to engage the community, provide business opportunities to local entrepreneurs and district merchants, and build a strong arts and entertainment district.

Marina Way & Macdonald Ave.
Richmond , CA



Art & Soul Festival
August 19 - 20, 2017

TheArthur Wright and I will be showing at Art & Soul.

Saturday August 19th
Sunday August 20th

From: Noon to 6pm

National Recording Artists+ Hot Local Bands

Blues and Gospel Showcases The two-day festival will kick off Saturday with sizzling soul and R&B singer/songwriter Goapele, Grammy-nominated, “rock-any-party” duo Los Rakas, and next-generation rap sensation Adrian Marcel. On Sunday, the high-energy lineup continues with certified Gold recording artist Angie Stone

Beer, Wine,  Food and much more!!!!

Entrances at:

Fourteenth and Broadway

16th and San Pablo

Promenade Beside City Center West Garage(Off Martin Luther King Jr Way Between 12th an 14th Streets)

Downtown Oakland
Oakland , CA

1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland , CA



Summer of Innovation 2017 gallery walk and ceremony
August 3, 2017

Come join us as we celebrate our 2017 Summer of Innovation, youth member's success!

An evening of food, drinks, and games!

The Glover Center

6948 Foothill Boulevard
Oakland , CA



Richmond Main Street
June 24, 2017

TheArthur Wright and I will be showing at the 8th Annual Healthy Village Festival.

Saturday, June 24th
From: 10am to 1pm

Free Admission!

ZUMBA * Health Tips * Food * Pony Rides
Giveaways * Fitness Breaks * Animals
Music * Info Booths * Arts & Crafts
& More!

Featured Activities

Bike Smoothies
by Rich City Rides

"Ask the Doc"
hosted by Kaiser Permanente

Downtown History Hike (mini)
tours depart 11am & 12pm

Fitness Demos
Anytime Fitness

Food Vendors
Rosemary's Kitchen - veggie delights
Civil Pops - organic popscicles

Make a Tresure Box
with local artist Daud Abdullah

Harbour Way & Macdonald Ave.
Richmond , CA



The Summer Art & Maker Fair
May 10, 2017

Thearthur Wright and I will be showing at the Summer Art & Maker Fair.

Sun. June 25th
From 11 an to 7 pm

Come see over 65 local Alameda and Bay Area artists at this free Outdoor Art Festival. Mingle with local emerging and established artists creating unique artwork during the fair! See live painting, sketching, sculpting and illustration. With everything from comic book art to clothing and jewelry, to metal sculpture, there is something for everyone. Come support the local artists that make the Bay Area such a dynamic and creative place to live. Over 30 live art demos, over 20 artists in Studio 23's "100 UNDER 100" group show. Open Studios, including “The Red Door On Encinal”, "3 DOT” and Studio 23. There will be music and festivities all afternoon.

2309 Encinal Ave Between Park St And Oak
Alameda , CA