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Fall Fundraiser

Announcing our First Annual:


Fundraiser for Pro Arts

Friday, October 25, 6-9pm

150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland

Tickets: $30 each, $100 sponsorship

Tickets Available Online and at the Door

Drinks and compelling conversation at an informal cocktail party
with artists who have something to say.

The Artists Are Present is Pro Arts' Fall Fundraiser event that sets the stage for interactions with artists. Let us introduce you to some of the Bay Area's most esteemed and audacious artists who will be "present" at tables and waiting to meet you. Engage in light, fun, conversation with established and emerging artists and gain insight into the creative process at this first of its kind fundraiser event at Pro Arts.

Featured artists:
Squeak Carnwath
John Casey
Donald Farnsworth
Mike Henderson
Mildred Howard
Ernest Jolly
Jim Melchert
Maria Porges
Michele Pred
Lordy Rodriguez
Zachary Royer Scholz
Weston Teruya

As an organization committed to sustaining artists present at the center of our community, Pro Arts is hosting this intimate event to encourage a fun and mutually valuable exchange between artists and art fans. Enjoy an open bar, tasty treats, music by DJ Rukis, and mix'n'mingle with the artists present.

The event also celebrates Executive Director, Margo Dunlap's tenth anniversary with Pro Arts!

All proceeds directly support our visual arts, artist services and youth arts programs. We are extremely grateful to participating artists for generously donating their time in being present.

Please contact the gallery if you have any questions about parking and other activities on the Plaza in downtown Oakland tonight.

Tickets Available Online

Public Transport: To get to Pro Arts using BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), get off at the 12th Street station and exit via "Frank H Ogawa Plaza". For Local AC Transit buses Lines Call 510-817-1717 (+1111) for schedules. On Friday evenings, the Free Broadway Shuttle runs past Pro Arts every 20 minutes up and down Broadway from 26th to Jack London.

Cycling: There is a bike rack directly out the front of the gallery.

Parking: Street parking is available surrounding Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. Friday nights can be busy, so parking in a garage might be the best option. View for options. Or try:

Clay Street Garage
1414 Clay Street, Oakland (directly behind City Hall, 1 block from Pro Arts)
Open Until 11pm
$6 evening (after 4pm) / $6 overnight

Pacific Park Management
1305 Franklin Street, Oakland (2 blocks from Pro Arts)
Open 24 Hours
$6 evening (after 5pm)


Show your support for Pro Arts by adding your autograph to our collection, which will be featured at The Artists Are Present. Simply pick up your limited edition coaster card from Pro Arts gallery and get signing today!

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