Become an OAM Venue

Join our community of over 50 active visual arts venues and spaces!

OAM offers several ways to join the community; as a gallery, an artist workspace or a retailer that regularly presents art. We even offer a pop-up option for arts events that are more temporary in nature. We offer several annual membership levels, each with a variety of benefits. Join us!

Please review the information below and then click on the “Apply Now” button to open an application to become an Oakland Art Murmur Visual Arts Venue.

Not sure what OAM is all about? Click here to see what we do.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

Gray Loft Gallery

Benefits:

  • Post your events and exhibitions on the OAM website which receives more than 340,000 visitors annually.
  • Your events and exhibitions highlighted six times per year on OAM’s bi-monthly newsletters and weekly social media postings to over 40k visual arts enthusiasts.
  • Your venue/space listed on the OAM website and maps.
  • Two short-form video posts highlighting your venue, event/exhibition or artist.
  • One long-form video or livestream highlighting your venue, event, exhibition or artist.
  • Opportunities to welcome new audiences to your venue through OAM programs.
  • Opportunities for free press and advertising as they arise and as appropriate.
  • OAM administrative contact to share ideas, ask questions, or get technical assistance to help keep your content on the OAM website current. We also are a resource to answer public inquiries about art in Oakland.

Roscoe Ceramics Gallery

Benefits:

  • Post your events and exhibitions on the OAM website which receives more than 340,000 visitors annually.
  • Your events and exhibitions highlighted three times per year on OAM’s bi-monthly newsletters and weekly social media postings to over 40k visual arts enthusiasts.
  • Your venue/space listed on the OAM website and maps.
  • Two short-form video posts highlighting your venue, event/exhibition or artist.
  • Opportunities to welcome new audiences to your venue through OAM programs.
  • Opportunities for free press and advertising as they arise and as appropriate.
  • OAM administrative contact to share ideas, ask questions, or get technical assistance to help keep your content on the OAM website current. We also are a resource to answer public inquiries about art in Oakland.

Benefits:

  • OAM will post your event or exhibition on the OAM website for a period of three months.
  • Pop Up Memberships aggregate towards a full membership within the one year period.

Benefits:

  • Volunteering in Lieu of Membership contribution provides your venue the benefits of the Basic Membership. In return you commit to maintain a minimum of 4 hours per month of volunteer support with Oakland Art Murmur.
  • A Free membership consists of your venue listing on the OAM website and maps.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Complete the Venue/Space Application using the “Apply Now” button below.
  • New member visits: as part of our evaluation of your application, we may send a representative to visit you at your arts venue to see how it is set up and learn more about your programming.
  • When your application has been approved, you will receive further benefits information.

Classic Cars West

Please note that Oakland Art Murmur’s Venue Committee meets quarterly to review current applications.

The current schedule for application reviews is as follows: January 2021, March 2021, August 2021, and November 2021.

Apply Now

Returning Venues