What we're about

Who We Are: Alameda Artists is a Meetup group for all Bay Area Artists and Creatives.

The Alameda Artist Group is for all creative media and practicing at all skill levels. (And you don't have to live in Alameda!) Most meetups are in Alameda but anyone who wants to sketch and draw and make art is welcome. We also have writing meetups, open studio/galleries shows, calls for art, maker space workshops, and many more creative meetups - don't see what you want? Suggest it!

2020 was insane but we managed to keep things going with virtual artist talks and publishing the East Bay Artist 2020 Book

Inspire others or be inspired, learn new techniques to implement or brush up on some old ones. Hone your craft and meet new people with similar interests.

Artist's are currently very active on Facebook, selling work, sharing techniques and cool upcoming art events. Be sure to join us on social media!

Visit us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/alamedaarti...

Costs: The cost of each class or event will vary depending on supplies needed and the location it is being held. The cost for the class will be announced in the details of that particular event page when the event is created. 2nd Friday Virtual Art Talks are free!

Donations are welcome go to pay for Meetup.com fees, group art shows, snacks, drinks, rent and other various art supplies. Your donations are appreciated! Suggested donation per event is on a sliding scale $5-$10.

Don't let the donation suggestion stop you from coming to an art meetup if it is listed as FREE. We want every artist to have a place that they are welcome. However, paid classes are different and that fee would be required to participate. We are supported by local businesses who sponsor us like Flax and Digifli (https://digifli.com/).
IMPORTANT! If less then 3 members RSVP for a meetup the meetup may be canceled right up to within a few hours before that meetup. Please check back the day of the meetup and look for cancelation notices in your email. We will do our best to inform you that a meetup has canceled asap.
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Please do not RSVP unless you really plan on coming so we know how many artists to expect. If you do RSVP and can NOT make it (even at the last minute or after the event has started) please CHANGE your RSVP so we are not waiting for you!

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HalloQueer Variety Show

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The Halloqueer Variety Show is a trans/non-binary POC inclusive Halloween show that features Alameda’s own Pretty Frankenstein, with special guests Gorgeous Dykes and Hennessy Williams.
This event will be full of spooky fun with live music, drag performances, and raffle prizes provided by The Fireside Lounge and other local businesses! Donations from raffle tickets will be given to Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter!

So join us in celebrating Alameda’s pride by kicking it off with a spooky fun time! Costumes encouraged!
Where: studio 23,

2309 Encinal Ave, Alameda, Ca
When: Thursday, October 6th, 8pm
All Ages! Free Entry!
About the performers
Pretty Frankenstein:

Pretty Frankenstein is a genre-fusion group led by Grey Starr. She is a POC, trans artist born and raised in the Bay Area.

Their sound is inspired by the creaking floorboards of a haunted house, 1,000 bats dispersing into the night & a witch's well-used tarot deck being shuffled. (AKA The Cramps meets David Bowie's love child with Trent Reznor with a sprinkling of Yungblud.)

Pretty Frankenstein has played their way through the Bay Area; headlining Halloween shows at Yoshi's, opening for a Grammy winner at The Fillmore, generating a moshpit at 924 Gilman and fighting off Astro Zombies at Slim's (with a misfits coverband). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXVF1u3S6EM

They have been featured on radio stations such as KPOO, KLAX, KVHS, Radio Free Brooklyn, the former Live 105 & former KFOG, and in blogs/press like East Bay Express, Madwoman Pro Music Blog, and Spooky Little Halloween Magazine

Gorgeous Dykes:
Lucy and Ana met in Los Angeles in the Spring of 2018 and began jamming together over mimosas. After Lucy whisked Ana away with her to Oakland, Gorgeous Dykes was formed that fall.

First experimenting with house and post-punk, they’ve since expanded their sound to be more of a fusion of house, funk and techno as they’ve grown as producers and composers. Ana and Lucy are both music nerds and local DJs, who are interested in fashion and artistic creative expression as well. https://www.gorgeousdykes.com/

With aspirations to bring club music to everyone - especially those who are introverted, disabled and/or immunocompromised - they make music that celebrates being yourself and being proud of that, in hopes their songs uplift and inspire those in need and those who just want to have a good time.

Hennessy Williams:
Hennessy Williams is a genderqueer drag performer who loves all things vintage, goth, western, and genderfuck. They love to use drag to pay homage to their culture and also to question and challenge one's perceptions of what it means to be queer, Asian, American, and all of the above. Drag is how they express themselves artistically and also a form of healing in which they engage with their past, trauma, and identities - everything from being an abuse survivor to a former religious kid. https://youtu.be/n4cvH4XUO-Q

Special Guest: One of Alameda's favorite artist's Ryan Christifer LaLonde

#halloqueervarietyshow #halloqueer #trans #nonbianary #dragperformer #poc #clubmusic #GorgeousDykes #HennessyWilliams #PrettyFrankenstein #TheFiresideLounge #artpush #studio23gallery #3dotartgallery #genre-fusion #grey-star #RyanChristiferLaLonde

Get regular updates, posts and be a part of the discussion here https://fb.me/e/2JiW9tWLE

Friday Open Studios

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Join us Friday’s in Alameda at 7PM For Open Studios IN PERSON!
Galleries, Studio 23, 3 Dot & P.e.a.c.e. !nc. will be open every Friday between 7PM-9PM.

*Check individual galleries for exact hours and details about their event and/or open studio. These events are both indoor and outdoor.

What To Expect:
@ Studio 23 Gallery & 3 Dot: We encourage artists to bring their recent project and make some art with us. That is where we are at right now. Getting back to what we love. We have large tables, water, access to a sink and plenty of room outside to spread out. Let's make art together outside before it gets too cold! If you have any questions email us at [masked]

*Covid Update: Thank you for the support over the last two years. As galleries begin to open up, please check in with each one individually to find out what their Covid mandates are.

*2nd Friday Art Walks:
Visit the 2nd Friday Art Walk Facebook Page for details on all Alameda and Jingletown Art Shows. Also be sure to check out WABA & The Point! There are a lot of amazing things happening in Alameda right now. While visiting Alameda sure to check out the latest art showing at The Local, Preacher's Daughter & Alameda Island Brewing company.

*2nd Friday Art Talks:
We hope the 2nd Friday Art Talks helped you get through COVID! I know they helped us. The talks are temporarily on break while we make new plans. Visit Art Talk Archives!

Friday Open Studios

Needs a location

Join us Friday’s in Alameda at 7PM For Open Studios IN PERSON!
Galleries, Studio 23, 3 Dot & P.e.a.c.e. !nc. will be open every Friday between 7PM-9PM.

*Check individual galleries for exact hours and details about their event and/or open studio. These events are both indoor and outdoor.

What To Expect:
@ Studio 23 Gallery & 3 Dot: We encourage artists to bring their recent project and make some art with us. That is where we are at right now. Getting back to what we love. We have large tables, water, access to a sink and plenty of room outside to spread out. Let's make art together outside before it gets too cold! If you have any questions email us at [masked]

*Covid Update: Thank you for the support over the last two years. As galleries begin to open up, please check in with each one individually to find out what their Covid mandates are.

*2nd Friday Art Walks:
Visit the 2nd Friday Art Walk Facebook Page for details on all Alameda and Jingletown Art Shows. Also be sure to check out WABA & The Point! There are a lot of amazing things happening in Alameda right now. While visiting Alameda sure to check out the latest art showing at The Local, Preacher's Daughter & Alameda Island Brewing company.

*2nd Friday Art Talks:
We hope the 2nd Friday Art Talks helped you get through COVID! I know they helped us. The talks are temporarily on break while we make new plans. Visit Art Talk Archives!

Friday Open Studios

Needs a location

Join us Friday’s in Alameda at 7PM For Open Studios IN PERSON!
Galleries, Studio 23, 3 Dot & P.e.a.c.e. !nc. will be open every Friday between 7PM-9PM.

*Check individual galleries for exact hours and details about their event and/or open studio. These events are both indoor and outdoor.

What To Expect:
@ Studio 23 Gallery & 3 Dot: We encourage artists to bring their recent project and make some art with us. That is where we are at right now. Getting back to what we love. We have large tables, water, access to a sink and plenty of room outside to spread out. Let's make art together outside before it gets too cold! If you have any questions email us at [masked]

*Covid Update: Thank you for the support over the last two years. As galleries begin to open up, please check in with each one individually to find out what their Covid mandates are.

*2nd Friday Art Walks:
Visit the 2nd Friday Art Walk Facebook Page for details on all Alameda and Jingletown Art Shows. Also be sure to check out WABA & The Point! There are a lot of amazing things happening in Alameda right now. While visiting Alameda sure to check out the latest art showing at The Local, Preacher's Daughter & Alameda Island Brewing company.

*2nd Friday Art Talks:
We hope the 2nd Friday Art Talks helped you get through COVID! I know they helped us. The talks are temporarily on break while we make new plans. Visit Art Talk Archives!

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