The Importance of Art and Creative Placemaking in Oakland

6:00 p.m. | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

In September, Mayor Libby Schaaf hired Roberto Bedoya to serve as Oakland’s first cultural affairs manager. Since then, he has been undertaking a new cultural plan for the city, one that will include strategies to prevent artists and arts organizations from being priced out. Join us for a conversation about the intersection between people, arts, culture and place in Oakland today and how Oakland can continue to remain one of the most culturally engaged cities in the country.

+ Roberto Bedoya / Oakland Office of Cultural Affairs
+ Ted Russell / Ted Russell Consulting


SPUR Oakland
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Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510.827.1900

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