Oakland First Friday, also known as art murmur, takes place in the KONO neighborhood in Oakland. The event shuts down the streets to traffic and opens to booth after booth of local artists, performers, musicians, and food vendors.

  • Where: Telegraph Ave from West Grand Ave – 27th St
  • When: First Friday of every month from 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm.

Artists to watch:


Check out Cori N. Pillows Oakland inspired artwork for that perfect accent piece in your oh-so-oakland home. Check out her work at the Qulture Collective from now until December 17th.


Michael Rohner (no, he isn’t from Rohnert Park – I asked) creates whimsical art using multiple mediums. He is a semi-regular at First Friday but won’t be there next month. You can check him out at the Craneway Crafts Fair on December 17th-18th in Richmond.






First Friday also features artists from outside of the Bay Area – like these two LA artists who were promoting their collaborative art show next month on December 3rd at the Haight Gallery in the city. You can have a beer and grab some unique Christmas gifts created by Dirt Cobain & Casscvision.




If art isn’t necessarily your thing:

firstfriday4Dance the night away to DJ Soules mix of Hip Hop, Reggae, Soul, and Bass music. Or you can be like me and just stand nearby bobbing your head and watching everyone break it down.


Take a break from selfies by letting this 1959 Volkswagen bus take the photos for you. Hop into Das Bus for photos with your buds using different props. Also available for private events!

Written by Felicia Mares

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