Enter into environments inspired by iconic West Oakland buildings—a classic Victorian home, a contemporary loft, a community garden, and the now-shuttered historic Esther’s Orbit Room—that play host to a series of conversations with longtime residents, newcomers, artists, activists, and community leaders.
Experience artwork that asks provocative questions about who has the right to space and how land is used, and share your own thoughts about what is happening throughout Oakland right now. Encounter video installations, compelling images, and community book-making projects that capture the voices and tenor of this conversation.
A community-led exhibition guided by artist Chris Treggiari and OMCA Curator of Public Practice Evelyn Orantes, Oakland, I want you to know… features work by artists and contributors including Alex Frantz Ghassan, Fantastic Negrito, Julie Plascencia, Angie Wilson, and organizations such as Acta Non Verba, Town Park, and Visual Element. Take part in these moving and complex conversations from the neighborhood—told through the voices of the people, organizations, and businesses that call West Oakland home.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website