Art and Soul Festival - Oakland 9/4
- I am organizing a gathering for the Art and Soul Festival in Oakland
for Saturday 9/4 to meet at 12:00 Noon. Easy to BART to Festival.
Email me at SpiritandPassion@... if you would like to join the
outing. There is great music on 4-5 stages, as well as art and
crafts booths and different types of ethnic food booths. You can go
directly to the official website for the festival at:
See an overview of Festival below. $5 cover to get in.
Next: 9/4 , 11:00AM-6:00PM;
Oakland City Hall
One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612
For the three days of the Labor Day Weekend, Oakland's festival of
art, music, food and culture fills up the parks and promenades of
Oakland's City Center, then spills out onto the streets in and around
14th and Broadway. The atmosphere is high-spirited, and there's lots
to do at this annual community event. Local artists and vendors
display and sell jewelry, imported crafts, sculpture and clothing;
and bands play all three days. Los Lobos headlines this year, with
appearances by the Dave Matthews Blues Band, Edwin Hawkins & the
Unity Mass Choir, and Patti Griffin.
Eating is a key part of this Labor Day tradition, with soulful
specialties such as catfish, red snapper, barbecue, hot dogs and
vegetarian food available. Local restaurants and food vendors also
offer Caribbean, Thai, Mexican and other ethnic food. The Oakland Art
Gallery debuts a new exhibit during the weekend, but for the budding
artists in the community, the Family Fun Zone gets kids involved in
creating recycled art, and everyone can pitch in to paint a huge
mural on a blank fence. To bring a sense of history to the event, the
Voices of Civil Rights bus tour is stopping by.
Traffic is blocked off, so think about taking BART to the 12th Street
Station. -- Doug Konecky
Special Events: Festival, Outdoor