Pro Arts: 35th Anniversary Party and Benefit Auction

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Pro Arts: 35th Anniversary Party and Benefit Auction

150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
94612 Oakland

November 7th, 2009 - November 7th, 2009
Opening: November 7th, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Other (outside areas listed)
Wed - Fri 12 - 6pm

Pro Arts turns 35!
Box Art Benefit Auction
Saturday, November 7, 6 - 9 PM
Preview Exhibition November 3 - 7

Come and celebrate the 35th anniversary of Pro Arts with a party and benefit auction at the Oakland Art Gallery.

The event commemorates Pro Arts’ rich history serving regional artists and public audiences, and showcases over 80 original artworks created by artists throughout the greater Bay Area.

The organization was founded in 1974 as the Alameda County Neighborhood Arts Program (ACNAP). Since its inception Pro Arts has provided job development and training to artists, as well as stipends to artists for conducting workshops, producing installations, and performances. Today exhibitions are the cornerstone of Pro Arts' programming.

Pro Arts’ 35th Anniversary Party is free to the public, and includes both a live and silent auction supporting Pro Arts’ Youth Fellows Initiative and annual programs. Artists were invited to create new works with found materials that reflect their own artistic practice. The materials for this year’s Box Art are recycled wooden cubes provided by The ReUse People (TRP). This event highlights the diversity and creativity of Bay Area artists - with sculptors, painters, photographers, printmakers and others all adapting their work to a 6” wooden cube.

Proceeds support the Youth Fellows Initiative, a program that supports the artistic development and artistic practice of Oakland’s next generation of artists.
Sponsorships are available in advance of the event for $50. Sponsor an artist and receive reserved privileges at the event. For more details, call 510.763.4361 or send us an email at