Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community


Pro Arts

150 Frank H Ogawa Plz
Oakland CA 94612  
Pro Arts is among the oldest and most significant institutions for contemporary art in Oakland. Shortly after its formation in 1974, under the name of Alameda County Neighborhood Arts Program, Pro Arts became an important venue for artistic experimentation and engagement with the arts. Today, Pro Arts continues to support art that pushes boundaries, generates critical discourse and challenges the status quo.

Pro Arts shows contemporary art in all its forms. Through our interdisciplinary approach to curating, which fosters collaboration and the cross-pollination of ideas, we champion new art practices and emerging forms of cultural production. We remain rooted in the local art scene, committed to openness, inclusivity and the advancement of universal access to art and culture.

We support contemporary artists directly through exhibitions, commissions, interdisciplinary series and presentations, residency programs, satellite projects, digital platforms and publications. Annually we present over 200 artists, working in diverse artistic fields, conduct over 700 art education programs for youth, and reach an audience of over 10,000.

Pro Arts’ public programs consist of exhibitions, performances, literary and film events, lectures and discussions thus allowing for a diverse array of interested audiences to become acquainted with the latest developments in contemporary art. In 2016, Pro Arts began hosting two new professional development programs: Studio Lab Curatorial and Studio Lab Artist Residency Programs. These new programs provide emerging curators and artists with the opportunity to develop and expand their curatorial and artistic professional practice.

Pro Arts is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Our operations and programs are made possible with funding, provided by numerous foundations, corporate partners and individual donors, like you. All donations to Pro Arts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our EIN # is 94-2259269.

Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:00 PM
Jordan Glenn with Strings + Hunter Gather

Jordan Glenn with Strings

Drummer and composer Jordan Glenn presents a set of all acoustic music pulling from his past writing for the groups Host Family and Wiener Kids as well new pieces written for this ensemble. This will be the third installment of JG with Strings. Past ensembles featured Theresa Wong, Kaethe Hostetter, Jason Hoopes, Christina Stanley, Crystal Pascucci and Karl Evangelista.

Mia Bella D’Augelli – violin

Lewis Patzner – cello

Max Judelson – double bass

Jordan Glenn – drums/accordion

Hunter Gather

Seattle based Hunter Gather is a jazz/rock/americana band filtered through a cathartic and experiment lens, drawing on influences from jazz, Appalachian banjo music, ambient music, French Renaissance music, and post-rock. Dueling electric guitars weave and intertwine with a singing tenor saxophone, padded by undulating drums.

Levi Gillis – tenor saxophone

Ronan Delisle – electric guitar

Alex Oliverio – baritone guitar

Evan Woodle – drums  More...