Photo: Jason Lew. Oakland Museum of California.
Creative Impact at OMCA

As a part of the third annual Bay Area National Arts in Education Week, OMCA is teaming up with a group of community-based arts organizations to host Creative Impact on Friday, September 13, 2013, from 5:30 to 7 pm, during Friday Nights @ OMCA. Creative Impact is an alliance of arts and education organizations, individuals and communities across the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to strengthening, enriching, and improving the social fabric of our community through arts education.

RSVPs to this event are now closed. General Museum-goers and Creative Impact attendees will both have access to the resource fair and the performances taking place in public spaces around the Museum. Visit the Friday Nights @ OMCA page to learn more about the public performances during this event.

Featured Speakers

Keith Carson, President, Alameda County Board of Supervisors 
Craig Watson, Director of the California Arts Council 
Lisa Sasaki, Director, Audience & Civic Engagement Center, Oakland Museum of California

Featured Performers

Westlake Middle School Jazz Combo, inspiring youth jazz group
Jenny Zheng, guzheng performer with the Chinese Spirit Music Ensemble
Fresh Dynamix, high energy hip-hop dancers
Vocal Rush, award-winning youth vocal group from Oakland School for the Arts
Oaktown Jazz Workshop youth jazz musicians from Oakland Jazz Workshop
Kinetic Arts, youth stilt walkers and jugglers from Oakland School for the Arts

Attendees, please note: Friday Nights @ OMCA features a cash bar, and prices vary for Off the Grid food trucks. An ATM is available on-site. OMCA is conveniently located one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station. Event parking is available at the Museum garage for a $5 flat fee after 5 pm. Click here for more information about parking and directions to the Museum.

For more information about Creative Impact and the National Arts in Education Week events, visit