NEXT EVENT: DECEMBER 7, 2018
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Oakland First Fridays has come a long with from the guerrilla art festival it started out as in 2005. It now involves events all over Oakland, and our five-block festival on Telegraph draws thousands of people to the KONO district. We're proud of our track record managing a safe and inclusive celebration of Oakland's arts and culture. Last month's violence occurred hours after the event shut down and blocks from our footprint, but it underscored some of the challenges that come with managing such a large and popular event.
Oakland First Fridays and Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney are hosting a community meeting to bring everyone to the table to talk about ways to increase safety, better manage post-event crowds and address other challenges and questions.
We hope to see you this Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6pm in Oakland City Hall Meeting Room 3.