The Artship was one of the more unusual Bay Area arts venues. A cargo-passenger ship built in 1939, the vessel was used as a gallery, studio, classroom and performance space by visual and performing artists from 1999 to 2004. Unfortunately, the public gathering space and house for the arts lost its East Bay dock space due to commercial development.
Spark takes you inside the Artship as it was. Today, the Artship organization continues to support and produce exhibitions and performances through their dance/theater and urban/visual arts programs. The program particularly encourages artistic endeavors that build community by working to reclaim public space or increase audience/performer exchange.