San Francisco

West Oakland’s Industrial Arts Corridor

Image credit: Flickr user Nick Winterhalter

West Oakland has emerged as a vital hub in the international Industrial Arts Movement, which is re-inhabiting the city’s industrial infrastructure and deploying its tools to new ends. Often overlooked behind warehouse doors, a diverse cluster of new organizations is exploring a shift from individual creative enterprise towards monumental collaborative projects operating at social scales. Engage in a lively discussion with Karen Cusolito, American Steel Studios; Steven Young, The Crucible; Sean Orlando, Five Ton Crane arts collective; and Leslie Pritchett, Friends of the Gateway.


Free to members
$10 for non-members
Okay to bring lunch

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