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Oakland Youth Arts Festival
 
Oakland Youth Arts Festival
Oakland, California, USA
Late May
Description
2nd Annual Oakland Youth Arts Festival: ART SAVES LIVES at the Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA Saturday, May 31st, 2008: 12pm-9pm
"Art Saves Lives" Oakland Youth Arts Festival: a multi-media festival of art making, exhibition and performance.
The arts provide a unique outlet for our youth and our communities to show what amazing inspirations, dreams and connections we each have within us. Further, we believe young artists' creative expression of their truths in particular act as a catalyst for youth movements and community organizing in Oakland and beyond. However, we so rarely get to experience the amazing youth arts happening across Oakland in one place, at one time... until now!
This year's festival highlighting youth artistry from all across Oakland coincides with the "Cool Remixed"* urban arts exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California, which serves as our inspiration for this year's theme… urban youth arts in Oakland ignites joy and passion for life in our communities: ART SAVES LIVES.
"Art Saves Lives" is the second incarnation of the annual Oakland Youth Arts Festival at the Oakland Museum of California, sponsored by the Oakland Unified School District, hosted by Mind Power Collective in partnership with the City of Oakland, Alameda County Office of Education's Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership and a variety of Oakland's arts, youth and community organizations and leaders.
Performers
FEATURING YOUNG TALENT FROM ACROSS ALL OF OAKLAND...FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS AND SCHEDULE! OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA, 1000 OAK STREET, OAKLAND, CA SATURDAY, MAY 31st: 12pm-9pm

* CREATIVE COMMONS: Art Making in the Gardens [12pm-5pm] * YOUTH ARTS GALLERY: Youth Artists Visual Arts Exhibition in the Koi Pond Arcade [12pm-5pm] * OUTDOOR CONCERT FEST: Young Musicians Outdoor Concert Festival in the Gardens [1pm-5pm] * YOUTH FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL: Oakland Youth Made Film Festival [1pm-3pm] * RESPECT THE MIC: Youth Poetry Slam and Freestyle in the Koi Pond Arcade [2pm-5pm] * CELEBRATORY RECEPTION: Oakland Youth Arts Celebratory Reception in the Burl Room [5pm-6pm] * ALL CITY PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE: Evening Variety Showcase in the James Moore Theater featuring theater, dance, video, and spoken word [6pm-9pm]
Venue
Oakland Museum of California
Times
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Admission & Parking
FREE! Museum Parking $, Metered and street parking surrounding neighborhoods.
Website
http://www.mindpowercollective.org
Infophone
510--847-7990
Email
jayeesha@mindpowercollective.org
 


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