Athen B. Gallery was just voted “Best Place to See Artists From Abroad” by The East Bay Express! Once again we are blown away by the support of the Bay Area Art community, especially only being here in the East Bay for little over a year now. From well-attended opening receptions, positive responses to public projects, and daily interactions in the gallery - we are convinced Oakland is as committed to the work as we are. If it wasn't for all of our artists based locally and internationally Athen B. wouldn't be the same creative resource we are today.
Best Place to See Artists from Abroad
Athen B Gallery | 1525 Webster St., Oakland, AthenBGallery.com
The East Bay arts scene has a commendable commitment to uplifting its own. That means featuring local artists doing work that’s relevant to Oakland residents. Athen B does that too, but with a dedication to showing them alongside popular names from around the world. As the premier street art gallery in the East Bay, Athen B consistently features some of the biggest names in the scene, hailing everywhere from Argentina to Germany. Shown alongside local talent, Athen B’s shows put our artists into an international art world context while also offering fans the opportunity to get close to works by artists they’ve been following on Instagram for years. And the bonus is that when the artists are in town for the show, or doing temporary residencies in the Athen B studios, curator Brock Brake and owner Sorell Raino-Tsui often set up mural opportunities for them around downtown Oakland, so you can keep enjoying the work even after the show comes down. — S.B.
Pick up your free copy of the East Bay Express anywhere newspapers are sold to check out all of the other East Bay “Best Of” winners.
“New Radius” is on view during regular gallery hours through August 5th.