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Studio 23 Supports Local Art

When is a Friday night better than any other Friday night in Downtown Alameda? When it’s a 2nd Friday Art Walk!

Wesley and Jessica Warren of Studio 23 have been working hard for the last three years to keep 2nd Fridays going. Opening an art studio and starting the art group Alameda Artists in 2013 has led to several reoccurring group art shows happening in conjunction with 2nd Fridays. In addition, several classes and workshops have also launched at Studio 23 over the past year.

“All our extra time and money has gone into 2nd Friday shows and art events,” explains Jessica. “We love art, Alameda, and artists so there is no other way we’d rather spend our time.”

Read more about 2nd Fridays and Studio 23 in our downtown blog: 
Downtown Alameda - Straight From the Street

Breast Awareness at The Park Street Plaza
Join all the shops inside The Park Street Plaza on October 21st 2017 as we encourage and support October as Breast Awareness Month. Each and everyone of us have a story to tell about dealing with a loved one who has or is fighting Breast Cancer. The shops inside are planning an event to raise money for this fight against cancer and want to involve our customers in this fight. On October 21st 2017 from 11:00-6:00 all the shops will be donating 10% oftheir sales on that day towards this cause. We will also have a raffle to win a huge basket of treats and gifts along with outside vendors,music,treats free wine tasting and entertainment for your enjoyment as you help us show your support to this worthy causeas well. 
BlackLight Art Show 2017 And Installation
Black Light Art Show & Dark Side Of The Grimm Installation 4th Annual Black Light Art Show & Dark Side Of The Grimm Installation Hosted by Studio 23 Show Dates: Opening Reception *Oct, Friday The 13th, 2017 7:00PM – 10:00PM RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/1544353232254345 Encore Halloween Party *Oct, Saturday 28th, 2017 7:00PM – 10:00PM RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/1440257689383615/ Location: Studio 23 | Official Website: http://www.studio23gallery.com/ Address: 2309B Encinal Ave. Alameda, CA, 415.580.2309  Cost: Free/Donation The 4th Annual Black Light Art Show: Art is a journey, it's power is to alter perspective...and what better way to alter your perspective than to have your eyeballs UltraViolated! The Blacklight Art Show is an experience best suited to the time of year when the veils grow thin between worlds, other dimensions seep thru in deceptively cheery colors to blind you beyond science... Studio 23 is transformed from a mild mannered mecca of artistry into a pulsing powerhouse of spirits gathering force to unleash unholy havoc upon preconceptions...where love of art rules over all. Over 15 local east bay artists are lovingly toiling and troubling to bring you feasts that glow and dilate your pupils with glee, come and join the dance and the conversation between light and shadow, under the wondrous canopy of Blacklight! So come inside, see and feel the presence of the powers of creativity, meet and greet and have a treat, and feast your eyes… Black Light Art Show Artists: Barry Tribuzio Ryan LaLonde  Ken Gulley Lisa L. Schoonover Mikey Elliott Carolina Tapia Jessica Warren Wesley E. Warren More TBA The Installation: Dark Side Of The Grimm This year a special addition, the back room is transformed as well into a Grimm fairytale...based on “The Three Little Men in the Wood”, all created from paper and glowing as well, an immersive space featuring the work of many gifted artists. The installation is a collaborative effort between five local Alameda artist’s; Ryan LaLonde, Alana Dill, Sara Edge, Wesley E. Warren, Jessica Warren & Vivian Young . The installation is created from 95% UV reactive paper. Each artist has focused on but not limited to their own creative contribution and when brought together will transport the viewer right into this fairytale world.  The theme is based on "The Three Little Men in the Wood" or "The Three Little Gnomes in the Forest", a German fairy tale collected in 1812 by the Brothers Grimm. The book was owned by artist Jessica Warren as a little girl. “The image of the girl in the paper dress is burned into my memory from when I was a child. It’s funny because everyone that reads the story walks away remembering something different. Things have been kind of crazy lately and really heavy, politically, natural disasters, the threat of war. I wanted to bring together a group of talented artists to create a world that allows one to escape from all that, if only for a few moments. This is our 4th year of putting on the Black Light Art Show, I had been contemplating on doing an installation for some time. Each artist focuses on their particular contribution to the installation, then we bring it all together, tweak it over the next few weeks and unleash it to the public. It’s really exciting and a well needed distraction from everyday life.” -Jessica Warren The art show and installation are both free to the public. Donations are welcome for both the installation and the group art show. There will be a special hand made paper Gnome taking donations specifically for this year’s installation. Suggested donation for the installation is $20. But do not let funds stop you from coming! We want everyone to enjoy this. Kids are always welcome at Studio 23, but remember we do often have live nude body painting. So bring kids at your own discretion. The Dark Side of the Grimm installation will remain up at Studio 23 through December. "The Three Little Men in the Wood" Read the story :http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm013.html Installation Artists: All artists have their own focus but are not limited to just that piece. Everyone has contributed far beyond their own specific work. The entire installation has been a collaborative effort. Jessica Warren: “Installation Conception, Leaves, Storyboard & Frames” Ryan LaLonde: “Open Door” Painting Alana Dill: “Trees, Donation Gnome” Sara Edge: “Woodland Creatures” Wesley E. Warren: “Gnome Mural, UV Lighting and Installation Structure” Vivian "Vivee" Young: “Paper Dress” Press Contacts:  Wes & Jess Warren  Studio 23 415.580.2309 Download Full PressKit: http://studio23gallery.com/images/BLACKLIGHT-PRESSKIT17.zip (PHOTOS, ARTISTS, AND MORE) For the latest updates please view the Press Release Here:https://goo.gl/JDFtBw
Open House @ All Good Living
Join the folks at All Good Living as they celebrate their newly re-imagined store and the launch of some great new designs! Refreshments, fun and music! (First 50 people will receive a poster of the new design!) Information: www.facebook.com/events/128237561140127/
The Incredible Cam Man @ Books Inc. Alameda
Bring the kids to a super event with local author Natalie Chase and her power packed picture book, The Incredible Cam Man! Get a start on Halloween with DIY stations for designing your own superhero mask and cape, plus other fun activities! (Ages 4+) Info: www.booksinc.net/event/storytime-natalie-chase-books-inc-alameda
Dinner w/ Denzel @ Wine & Waffles
Wine & Waffles hosts Dinner with Denzel on Sundays starting with Happy Hour at 4-6pm. A complimentary spaghetti dinner will accompany your first wine purchase during Happy Hour. Stick around immediately following Happy Hour for the soulful sounds of the smooth Barack Denzel. More info: www.facebook.com/events/124469294851244/
Oktoberfest '17 @ Speisekammer
Join the fun at the annual Oktoberfest in Alameda! Bier, Dance, Jumpy Haus, Grilled Meat! Dancing with the Golden Gate Bavarian Dance Club and Almenrausch Schuhplattlers makes this one of the most authentic Oktoberfests in the Bay Area. Free Admission; beer and food available for purchase. Four Sundays in a row, Noon to 6:00pm.  Featured performances in the beer garden: Sunday, Sept 17 - Bayern Maiden Sunday, Sept 24 - Big Lou’s Polka Casserole Sunday, Oct 1 - Gruber Family Band Sunday, Oct 8 - Polkageist Information: www.speisekammer.com