5 East Bay galleries you need to visit

We all know of creatives who’ve flocked to the East Bay from neighboring places or cities afar, and that means numerous galleries with welcoming open walls continue to provide a forum for inventive voices to be seen and heard. Check out your choice of ever-changing evocative exhibits at these BARTable galleries keeping the local art scene rumbling with arousing works. 

Naming Gallery

A place for artists by artists, the cozy Naming Gallery has become, we’ve got to say it, a big name in downtown Oakland on 15th Street.

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Naming Gallery

12th St. Oakland City Center
Sanchez Contemporary

It hosted a Frida Kahlo look-alike contest. Need we say more? 

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Sanchez Contemporary

24th St. Mission (SF)
Creative Growth Art Center

Creative Growth Art Center is a standout stop during Oakland’s Art Murmur art walks because it serves as an expansive gallery that doubles as a nonprofit. 

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Creative Growth Art Center

19th St. Oakland
Art House Gallery and Cultural Center

Art, music, film and community talks make up the multi-faceted agenda at Berkeley’s Art House Gallery and Cultural Center. 

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Warehouse 416

Another favorite on the Art Murmur path, Warehouse 416’s open space with exposed brick walls, wood beams and vast cement flooring touts an industrial feel as backdrop to the myriad artistic styles and mediums it spotlights. 

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Warehouse 416

19th St. Oakland

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