Oakland First Fridays Festival - November 3 2017 Rain out

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oakland First Fridays Nov. 3, 2017
Street Festival Rained Out 

Oakland Art MurmurSM Galleries & Other Events Remains Open*

Oakland, CA (October 31, 2017) - The Oakland First Fridays Street Festival on November 3rd, 2017 will be closed due to predicted rain. With the live art, paintings, music equipment and more, we cannot risk damaging the work of our artists and participants. Telegraph Avenue will be open to cars and persons who still wish to enjoy the KONO districts bars, clubs and art galleries. Expect to see the street and sidewalks clear of local makers, live art and music.
We will be back on December 1, 2017 as we come together for our “#LightsOn” Street Festival, where you can support local artists as you take care of your holiday shopping. You'll also get to boogie to the beats of the beloved Phat Luv Band and more! Be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates on future street festival activities!

*Other First Fridays Events Open Nov. 3rd: It may be raining on our parade, but the party is still going down indoors! For those looking to celebrate Day of The Dead, The Artists Loft is putting on the Dia de los muertos Exhibition and the Oakland Ballet is featuring Luna Mexicana, a performance filled with vibrant costumes and cultural dancing. The New Parkway Theater is showing Okja. Art showings include the galleries featured in Oakland Art Murmur's art walk, Tigre Bailando's final showing of 2017 Catch Them Feels, Telegraph Hill's Perspective, featuring work by Martine Jardel, Julie Blankenship, and Janet Jones. Furthermore, the local restaurants, bars and music venues in Downtown, Uptown and the KONO district will be open rain or shine.
 
Thank You To Our November 2017 Sponsors:Imperfect Foods, Movement Ink., Sparkling Ice, Telegraph Health, The Port Workspaces, Spot Hero Parking, Gig Car Share, Flax Art & Design, Oakland Art Murmur, and Blue Pencil Graphics.

About Oakland First Fridays: The Oakland First Fridays street festival is a community program of the KONO (Koreatown Northgate) Community Benefit District. Up to 30,000 people visit the event each month, celebrating art, music, and creativity together on the streets of Oakland. Though this event is free, we rely on donations to keep Oakland First Fridays alive! All donations made to Oakland First Fridays are tax deductible. Get Involved with Oakland First Fridays: Interested in performing, vending, volunteering, or sponsoring a future event? We invite you to register to participate for a spot at the festival.


Sponsorship & Entertainment Contact: John Eric Henry, johneric@oaklandfirstfridays.org

Media and Marketing: Alicia RIvera, alicia@oakfirstfridays.org

Vendor Contact: Olivia Ramos, olivia@oaklandfirstfridays.org

General Inquiries: event@oaklandfirstfridays.org


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Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:00 pm, Oakland's KONO district springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJ’s, and poets gathering for Oakland First Friday events.
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