September 21, 2017

What’s the Marketplace @ OMCA?

Every week Bay Area artists sell their wares at Friday Nights @ OMCA

By OMCA Staff

Friday Nights @ OMCA is all about Oakland, and all about staying local. You might already know that we invite Off the Grid food trucks and Bay Area musicians, DJs, and dancers to get that Oakland groove going—and each week we also bring in local artists and vendors who sell their handcrafted works onsite.

Drawing from the rich pool of creative talent in the Bay Area, the Oakland Museum of California has carved out space for the artist community to share their work and sell directly to museum-goers during OMCA’s popular Friday event. When the Marketplace @ OMCA started up three years ago, OMCA Store Retail Director Michael Silverman knew that it had to be rooted in Oakland. 

The Marketplace at OMCA continues to be “a great way for OMCA to engage with and support the local creative community,” Silverman comments. “It’s exciting for us to make this wide range of work available to our visitors.” 

The Marketplace @ OMCA features a fresh rotation of artists and vendors every Friday from 5 to 9 pm, from jewelers, painters, ceramicists, to handcrafted bow ties—and more! Stop by the Redwood Burl Area to say hi to the artists, shop their work, and learn more about who’s out there in our community making art today.

Are you a local maker interested in selling your artwork or handmade work during Friday Nights @ OMCA? Fill out our vendor interest form, and don’t forget to include photos of your collection!