Our Sponsors


TMG Partners is a privately-held full service development company headquartered in San Francisco focusing on urban infill projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our exclusive focus in the Bay Area helps us understand the nuances of market trends and timing, which allows us to be highly responsive and opportunistic while contributing to the vibrancy of the communities that make up our region.



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Square is here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.


Benefactor Level Sponsors



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Enthusiast Level Sponsors


RINA is a regional full service accounting and consulting firm with offices located in San Francisco, Oakland and Walnut Creek as well as Bellingham, Washington. RINA serves closely-held businesses and their owners, high net worth individuals and families, and many not-for-profit organizations and private foundations.


Chandra Cerrito Art AdvisorsChandra Cerrito / Art Advisors provides curatorial expertise, extensive art resources, and outstanding service to a wide range of clientele seeking to develop high quality, uniquely tailored art programs.



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Pam Versaw


Advocate Level Sponsors


SLATE Art offers the talents and 30+ years of combined experience of Principals Shelley Barry and Danielle Fox in one full-service art agency. Their mission of is to create opportunities for people to live, work, and engage with art that delights and stimulates the mind and senses, inspires creativity and innovation, and expresses our clients’ individual taste and values.


Cultural Partners


Open Oakland bridges technology and community for a thriving and equitable Oakland. As part of the Code for America Brigade network, we are a welcoming and inclusive volunteer group of developers, designers, data geeks, and citizen activists who use creative technology to solve civic and social problems.


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Immersive Arts Alliance was founded to encourage, develop, and to present multidisciplinary exhibits and performances in the Bay Area and beyond. We support collaboration between international and local artists working with new media technologies. We partner with Bay Area venues and arts organizations to pursue large scale, visionary projects, serving a broad audience. Immersive Arts Alliance is a non-profit organization. 


Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJ’s, and poets gathering for Oakland First Friday events.


The New East Bay Open Studios is a free annual art event that brings the art-loving public together with artists in the East Bay. It spans 4 weekends in June* and begins with a festive Opening Celebration/Preview Exhibition at Oakland’s historic Scottish Rite Center followed by three inspiring weekends of artist open studios and exhibitions.


Studio 23 LogoStudio 23 acts as a studio and workshop during the day for artists and owners, Jessica and Wesley E. Warren.  Once a month the Studio is open to the public and will feature work by local bay area artists.




Foundation Support


Logo of Center for Cultural InnovationOakland CARES Fund for Artists and Arts Nonprofits, made possible by  the City of Oakland Economic & Workforce Development Department, Cultural Affairs Division and  administered by Center for Cultural Innovation.



Oakland Art Murmur is supported by a grant from the Alameda County Arts Commission ARTSFUND.



Sasha Bainer

Mike Baker

Jean Durant

Laura Gibson

William Hogan

Tom Neff

Shirin Richens

Galen Rosenberg

Jody Sanford

Sharon Schrank

Matthew Specter

Dan Weber

Joshua Bane

Tayleur Crenshaw

Valarie Huaco

ICU Art/Stash Maleski

Alyssa Stone

Tanay Kothari