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21 years Later, “The Art of Living Black” Continues to Highlight Bay Area African Artists




The Art Of Living Black, a well established Bay Area Black Artist’s Exhibition and Self-Guided Art Tour, is hosting open studios at several locations in the East Bay.

Celebrating its 21st year, the exhibition is the only non-juried annual exhibition and art tour in the Bay Area to exclusively feature artists of African descent, a total of 46 artists this year.

The group partners annually with the Richmond Art Center, which hosts an annual kickoff reception in early February. Satellite exhibitions follow, with expansive displays of diverse artwork that attract hundreds of art supporters throughout the communities.

The largest satellite exhibit is held at the Oasis Gallery, at the American Steel Studios building in West Oakland. Led by Stephen Bruce, a nationally recognized artist specializing in acid paintings on copper, the group of 16 artists share a wide spectrum of art ranging from acrylic and oil painting, photography, stenciling, wood sculpture and printmaking.

The exhibition includes emerging, mid-career and established artists from Oakland, San Francisco and nearby areas.

Other satellite exhibits include San Pablo Gallery, Gallery 416, Jingletown Studios, Creative Framing & Gallery, Ruth Stroup – Farmer’s Insurance Gallery, Paschal Hunter Gallery, and the Art & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County.

The Art of Living Black  continues to be a hallmark arts organization in the Bay Area. The drive and creative expression of the artists keeps the organization expressive and alive, year after year.

The exhibit at the Richmond Art Center continues through March 4 at 2540 Barrett Ave. in Richmond.
Richmond, CA 94804

The exhibit at The Oasis Gallery will be held Friday, March 3, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, March 4 and March 4, to 5 p.m., 1960 Mandela Parkway in Oakland

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