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:
Monday, October 14 2019 9:00 PM
OFJS: ENS EKT Trio & Dan Weiss


Paul Stapleton - sound sculpture
Mad Pulse - double bass
David Bud - baritone saxophone


Dan Weiss


Monday, October 21 2019 9:00 PM
OFJS: Mezzacappa/Fluke-Mogul & Örjan Hultén Orion


Örjan Hultén Orion (Sweden):
Ö, saxophones
Torbjörn Gulz, piano
Filip Augustson, bass
Peter Danemo, drums

Swedish Jazz Quartet Örjan Hultén Orion has been playing together for 10 years and have just released the fourth album called Minusgrader (Minus Degrees), after a poem by Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer. In October we´re visiting the Sonoma University for some clinics and a concert at the Weill Hall. The Quartet is a critically acclaimed band with some of Sweden's foremost improvisers and composers in jazz.


Mezzacappa/Fluke-Mogul Duo
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
gabby fluke-mogul, violin


Thursday, October 24 2019 9:00 PM
Burmese, Inverts, Flesh Narc, Kimoyo Update

Flesh Narc Denton TX
Kimoyo Update

Pro Arts
all ages $5-$10, notaflof
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