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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Why Oakland is Cooler than SF: American Steel Studios - Open Studios This Weekend

Last week The San Francisco Bay Guardian ran an article on how Oakland is becoming cooler than San Francisco, largely because the high cost of housing is pushing the young and creative types out of the City. One of the focus pieces was about our neighbor American Steel Studios - a very cool local arts group working out of a warehouse just a few blocks from PCL. American Steel Studios is having an open studios show this weekend and next weekend that sounds very worth checking out. West Oakland is where a lot of the artists and small businesses are starting out because the cost of entry is really reasonable. Its why PCL has attracted so many creative types and small business professionals.


Diamonds in the Rough: An Interactive Exhibit of Art, Innovation and Industry

American Steel Studios is hosting Diamonds in the Rough: An Interactive Exhibit of Art, Innovation and Industry, on  Saturday, May 05 from 7 -11pm, and Sunday, May 06 from noon-5pm as well as the following weekend: Saturday, May 12 from 7 -11pm, and Sunday, May 13 from noon-5pm. There will be exhibits and demonstrations highlighting local artists from West Oakland, live music and tours of the American Steel Studios facility.
View featured artists on Flickr: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjx3VWFp
See the event details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/311748395561767/

American Steel Studios
1960 Mandela Parkway (enter on 20th), Oakland
(510) 776-7694,

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