October 27, 2018
, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Support Oakland Artists

The arts fuel a tremendous amount of economic activity in the region through employment in the nonprofit sector, business attraction and retention, cultural tourism, musical and performing arts attendance, and the broader creative economy. Additionally, arts education provides a powerful teaching and learning tool that serves to foster critical thinking skills.

Artists and creative professionals are a significant segment of the electorate and this forum is organized to explore the factors of how our government leaders steward the issues of most importance to us.

Forum goals:

  • Identify practical strategies for support of the arts community  

  • Assess key indicators to best select candidates based on their record

  • Develop accountability measures for elected officials

  • Empower ourselves to take action with our vote and through political organization


Oakland, CA is one of the most richly diverse arts communities in the country. The arts fuel Oakland’s economy, build strong, vibrant neighborhoods, improve educational outcomes and enrich society. Support Oakland Artists (SOA) is a nonprofit organization that works to enhance local artists’ ability to thrive, increase citizens’ participation in cultural activities, and establish Oakland as a world-class destination for the multi-cultural arts.


November 11, 2018, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Join us for ElevenTen: A curated art experience, with the artist members of RBA Creative. Come enjoy the music, food, and drink while engaging with the art and the artists through an interactive activity. RBA Creative's membership includes a range of local artists and creative professionals whose work is thoughtful, intriguing, and enchanting.

Along with the opportunity to collect some outstanding and accessible work, we will have special gifts for raffle winners!