LOIAW: Radical Beauty, Part 5

Alameda Love Our Island Art Walk 5

Download Map – LOIAW #5

The fifth installation of the Love Our Island Art Walk returns to Downtown Alameda with a fun-filled evening on Friday, September 14. Rhythmix Cultural Works and the Downtown Alameda Business Association present three hours of art and music along Park Street and Santa Clara Ave as part of the 2nd Friday ArtWalk from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Radical Beauty, Part 5 brings empty downtown windows to life with images, light, sound, and conversation. Look for colorful light to spill through the windows on the corner of Park Street and Santa Clara Ave while sounds of Spanish gypsy guitar and driving percussion flow from a neighboring courtyard during this creative art event. Enjoy free musical performances on the street by Barrio Manouche, Inspector Gadje, and Omar & Friends.

Featured Art Installations:

1501 Park Street (future site of Gong Cha) – Nicole Mueller brings the tradition of stained glass into a new context, creating an abstract collage that is ephemeral, light-filled, and beautiful.

2353 Santa Clara Ave (future site of Baguette) – Using still-frame image sequences paired with short poetic statements, Najib Joe Hakim explores the themes of migration, borders, the environment, and conflict.

2301 Santa Clara Ave (historic gas station site next to Vintiq) – Charlie Sullivan repurposes found and discarded everyday items by rearranging them in a playful balance.

The Love Our Island Art Walk series is a two-year initiative supported by the California Arts Council. Learn more about the project, upcoming event dates, and featured artists at www.rhythmix.org.

Monthly 2nd Friday Art Walk

Enjoy art, conversation, and meeting new people at the monthly 2nd Friday ArtWalk in Downtown Alameda. Look for artist displays and special happenings at participating art venues, coffee houses, and nearby businesses. 

Participating downtown galleries and businesses include Studio 23, 3Dot Art Gallery, Autobody Fine Art, PHOENIX, Lucky 13 Tattoo, Starbaby Studio, Alameda Island Brewing Company, Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, Bonne Vie, and more.

Additionally, SpeedPro East Bay, located at 1734 Clement Ave, will be displaying the beautiful artwork of Clayton J. Mitchell and the fascinating photography of Sam Breach.