21 Grand poster retrospective for First Friday, record swap this weekend

Art by Paul Morgan A few months ago Oakland music and arts space 21 Grand had faced some challenges, but this weekend they bounce back with some programming to help fund the space -- including a poster art show from 6-9pm in conjunction with Oakland's First Friday Art Murmur. About the event: When 21 Grand started in July 2000 its primary purpose was to create an interdisciplinary arts space in Oakland. This came out of a recognition of the blurred borders between different creative pursuits that came to the forefront of public attention during the heyday of postmodernism. Though prevalent [...]

By |January 6, 2011|Tags: |

Experimental Oakland art space, 21 Grand, served with ‘cease and desist’

Photo by Flickr user kathybukes 21 Grand is an art gallery and live music/performance space in Oakland, serving the local community since 2000. Recently, the venue was slapped with a "cease and desist cabaret activity" order from the Oakland office of the city administrator, resulting in the cancellation of most of their upcoming live shows (the shows that were not cancelled will be allowed via special event permits). No more live shows will be scheduled until issues with the venue's permit are resolved. This is a serious issue for 21 Grand, hindering our ability to continue to serve the experimental [...]

By |October 1, 2010|Tags: |
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