Art Murmur

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Art Murmur street scene in 2012.
Art Murmur street scene in 2007.

Art Murmur is a night of open galleries held the first Friday of each month[1] primarily in the Uptown, Koreatown/Northgate, downtown, and Jack London neighborhoods of Oakland, California, drawing 25,000 people.[2] The event began in 2006 at the intersection of 23rd Street and Telegraph Avenue.[3] In 2012, the street festival component was taken over by local community groups and the City of Oakland, becoming the "Oakland First Fridays″ street festival along Telegraph Avenue.[4] The Oakland Art Murmur organization has since refocused its energies as a community of diverse art spaces throughout the City of Oakland, offering additional programming such as a weekly Saturday Stroll art walk and monthly guided walking tours.[5]


  1. ^ Chloe Veltman (May 2, 2010). "Oakland’s Journey From Seedy to Sizzling". New York Times. 
  2. ^ Ellen Cushing (December 19, 2012). "The Year Oakland Exploded". East Bay Express. 
  3. ^ Dewitt Cheng (May 2010). "oakland art murmur: east bay's free-spirited art scene". art ltd. 
  4. ^ "About Oakland First Fridays Festival". 
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