Crowdfunding Campaign Now Live!

We Have Launched Our First Crowdfunding Campaign! Help us reach our goal over the next 30 days!  We are excited to share with you the launch of our very first crowdfunding campaign! Our fundraising goal of $43,000 is ambitious, but we believe that we can reach it with your help. Pro Arts is among the oldest and most significant institutions for contemporary art in Oakland. Shortly after its formation in 1974, under the name of Alameda County Neighborhood Arts Program, Pro […]


Let’s Play

June 2 – Let’s Play celebrates fun as a revolutionary event. Curated by Rochelle Spencer and the Afro Surreal Writers Workshop, this group exhibition highlights local artists and writers of color to examine how play intersects with urban life in Oakland.


Jade Ariana Fair: i just want to be in the Black euphoria with you

June 2 – 29 – Jade Ariana Fair draws from her own archive of family photographs remixed, repeated and distorted into a floating landscape


Oberhausen MuVi 2016 – Music Video Screening

June 10 – This hour-long program, courtesy of the Goethe Institut, gathers the best artist-made German music videos of 2016.


Political Art Matters to Build Environmental Social Movements

June 15 – Join us for a three-part talk with presentations by Lisa E. Bloom Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles) and artists, Judit Hersko (California State University, San Marcos) and Amy Balkin (California College of the Arts).


Ellen Shershow: Dog Portraiture Day #2

Saturday, June 17th – Reserve your spot today for this unique opportunity to have your dog’s portrait taken at Pro Arts! This will be the final event of Shershow’s Studio Lab Residency.


Let’s Play: Curator + Artist Talk

June 22 – Join curator, Rochelle Spencer and exhibiting artists to discuss the inspiration and themes behind Pro Arts’ current exhibition, Let’s Play.