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, May 27 2019 9:30 PM
Kretzmer/Mezzacappa/Nordson & John Saint Pelvyn Group


Yoni Kretzmer/Lisa Mezzacappa/Kjell Nordeson plus guests
John Saint Pelvyn group

Show starts around 9:30PM
$7-$15 Suggested Donation  More...

Monday, June 3 2019 9:00 PM

Tom Djll/gabby fluke-mogul/Jordan Glenn/Tim Perkis
Ben Goldberg/Ryan Ferreira

Show starts @ 9PM
$7-$15 Suggested Donation  More...

Monday, June 10 2019 9:00 PM
Stevie Richards/U.S//Noah Phillips//Ryan ScottLong/MarcZollinger

Oakland Freedom Jazz Society presents:

Stevie Richards (Australia)
with the United Separatists

Noah Phillips (solo)

Ryan Scott Long/Marc Zollinger

About Marc Zollinger
(b.1990 São Paulo, Brazil)
Oakland based Guitarist, Composer, and Vocalist. Marc has premiered works as a composer for chamber ensembles ranging form to large Ensemble to Clarinet and Piano, as well as piece for solo Alto Saxophone. As a performer he has played alongside musicians such as Kamasi Washington and William Winant at venues like the Watts Jazz Festival, the San Francisco Jewish Museum, and the ODC Theater. Marc has a BA in Composition from Berklee College of Music and an MA in Composition from Mills College where he studied with Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Frith, and Zeena Parkins.

About Ryan Scott Long
New Orleans based drummer/composer Ryan Scott Long continues his life long fascination with music. Long is the founding member of numerous bands including AND THEN CAME HUMANS, Booker Long Duo, Bandaid Army & BroJazz.  More...

Thursday, June 20 2019 8:00 PM
A.C. from Argentina
Thomas Dimuzio
8p / $10  More...