Pro Arts is teaming up with Our City! Come PLAY in Oakland’s central plaza! Our City: Oakland is a three-day celebration of new public design projects to promote play – created by, with, and for the people of Oakland. The Fair is being produced by Our City in partnership with the City of Oakland, 50 Fund, Bank of the West, and an exciting, diverse group of community partners.

During the event, thousands of Oakland kids, families, residents, and visitors will experience and respond to the installations – with the goal of inspiring more permanent work that reimagines the future of the city as a place for play.

Panel Programming at Pro Arts:

The Power of Play | 11:00am – 12:00pm
C.J. Hirschfield (Fairyland)
Albert Kong (Come Out and Play Festival)
Jenny Gottstein (The Go Game)

Creative Futures for Downtown Oakland | 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Ben Grant (SPUR)
Kiran Jain (Neighborly + Civic Design Lab)
Anyka Barber (Betti Ono Gallery)
Alicia Parker (City of Oakland Planning Department)

Arts and Civic Life | 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Favianna Rodriguez (Artist + Activist)
Donn Harris (Oakland School for the Arts + California Arts Council)
Karen Cusolito (American Steel Studios)
Doug Wittnebel (Gensler Oakland)

Oakland Story Hour: Tales from the Plaza | 2:45pm – 3:45pm
Ashoka Finley (Occupy Oakland)
Leah Nichols (SITELAB Urban Studio)
June Grant (blink!LAB architecture)

Public Project Tour | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Open tour of all 12 public design projects in the Fair

Obelisk Performance | 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Chris Brown, Theresa Wong, Kyle Bruckmann

Closing Party | 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Beats by Russell E.L. Butler
Bites by Kingston 11