150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Pro Arts Gallery and COMMONS is a multi-use space for the expanded field of art, debate, experimentation, and collaboration. We house exhibitions, symposiums, experimental music and film programs, literary events, reading groups, workshops, assemblies and community events, and short-term residencies. We are local commons-centric network of autonomous organizations, collectives and individual artists and commoners. Our commonality lies in our desire to create a just, equitable, and decentralized art and culture economy. We aim to: 1) to de-colonize the institution and empower the people above all; 2) to create a system in which creation will be embedded in our every day lives; 3) to de-commodify art & culture; 4) reclaim the urban commons; and 5) dismantle the status-quo. We are also a global networked community that shares values, as well as material and immaterial resources in the co-creation of ideas and critical engagements with the world. Both on local and global level, we are communizing the practice, production and presentation of art and culture.
- Sheldon Brown (solo), zBug (trio) - Oakland Freedom Jazz Society - 25 Nov 2019 - 21:00