Oakland is known for a vibrant arts scene and its monthly Art Murmur event, a lively gallery walk and street party. But the city has also experienced the second-highest rent increases in the country. As part of our Boomtown series, we talk with members of the local arts community about the impact they’re seeing: economically, artistically and beyond. They will join us for a live broadcast from the Oakland Museum of California, which is currently featuring a “Who is Oakland?” art exhibit, highlighting the city’s diversity.
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Images of the 'Who is Oakland Exhibit?'
Photos courtesy of the Oakland Museum of California
Chris Johnson, photographer
Anyka Barber, owner of the Betti Ono Gallery
Cristy Johnston-Limon, executive director of Destiny Arts Center
Sarah Sexton, founder of Oaktown Indie Mayhem Productions
Trevor Parham, founder and director of Oakstop