Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: April 3, 2014

April 3, 2014 marks the 12th monthly edition of First Thursdays on Grand Avenue in Oakland! 

From 6:00-9:00pm each First Thursday, enjoy art gallery events and specials from participating merchants.

You can now follow First Thursdays on Grand on Facebook!


GALLERY EVENTS

Newfangles – 3223 Grand

Artwork by Juliette Evans
Meet the artist; refreshments

Studio Grand — 3234 Grand

Random Parts: Paint Plethora“ - group show opening
Refreshments; Accompanying jazz by young musicians from Oakland School of the Arts.


The Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

California: Works by creative Couples“: Mid-show reception for group art show featuring Annie Galvin & Eric Rewitzer, Jamie Watson and Jay Watson
Meet the artists, enjoy wine & snacks, picture framing specials.


JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

Paintings & Drawings by Melissa Bolger
Refreshments, 15% discount on store merchandise.

Galleria Scola – 3646 Grand

 Continuing: New watercolors by Kevin Woodson
Art in Action: Art of Assemblage, with Elida Scola

Rebooty – 3646 Grand

 Jeremy Burmeister’s mirrirs & wall decor assemblages from reclaimed materials

PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS

With a rubber-stamp from any of the above galleries, enjoy the following:

Cafe Romanat – 464 Santa Clara: Free beverage with entree
Grand Lake Market – 3217 Grand: 10% off – not tobacco or lottery
Newfangles – 3223 Grand: 20% off regularly priced merchandise
Grand Flowers – 3234 Grand: 15% off of minimum $10 purchase
Ikaros Greek Restaurant – 3268 Grand: $5 discount on $25 bill
Walden Pond Books – 3316 Grand: 10% discount all merchandise
Connieʼs Cantina – 3340 Grand: Free chips and salsa with entree
Miss Saigon – 3345 Grand: 15% off total bill (before taxes)
Shogun Japanese Sushi and Grill - 3417 Grand: Free appetizer & dessert w/dinner purchase
The Star on Grand – 3425 Grand: 10% off total bill (before taxes)
The Grand Tavern – 3601 Grand: Happy Hours extended to 9:00
Slick and Dapper – 3619 Grand: Free buzz cuts, beer, snacks
San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand: Hands-on fiber arts demos
Dr. Jʼs Closet – 3738 Grand: 20% off regularly priced items
Good April 3 only, 6-9pm or as noted. May not be combined with any other promotions.

Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: March 6, 2014

March 6, 2014 marks the 11th monthly edition of First Thursdays on Grand Avenue in Oakland! 

From 6:00-9:00pm each First Thursday, enjoy art gallery events and specials from participating merchants.

You can now follow First Thursdays on Grand on Facebook!


GALLERY EVENTS

Studio Grand — 3234 Grand

Abstracts in the Way of Being - paintings by Todd Thomas Brown

Urban Furniture – 3241 Grand

Pop-up shop curated by Indego Africa: crafts handmade by women artisans in Rwanda

BHG/Mason McDuffie Realty – 3320 Grand

 Paintings and prints by Samuel Renaissance


The Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

California: Works by creative Couples: Opening reception for group art show featuring Annie Galvin & Eric Rewitzer, Jamie Watson and Jay Watson
Meet the artists, enjoy wine & snacks, picture framing specials.
Musical stylings provided by Oluyemi and Ijeoma Thomas.


JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

 Whimsical bird portraits by PJ Watson
Refreshments, 15% discount on store merchandise.

Galleria Scola – 3646 Grand

 “Flowers of the New Year, Kevin’s Inner Heart Garden”
Watercolors by Kevin Woodson

ReBooty – 3654 Grand

  Handmade hula hoops by Whoop Kat;  Lamps made from repurposed materials by Carol Harrell
Refreshments.

 


PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS

With a rubber-stamp from any of the above galleries, enjoy the following:

Cafe Romanat – 464 Santa Clara: Free beverage with entree
Grand Lake Market – 3217 Grand: 10% off – not tobacco or lottery
Newfangles – 3223 Grand: 20% off regularly priced merchandise
Grand Flowers – 3234 Grand: 15% off of minimum $10 purchase
Ikaros Greek Restaurant – 3268 Grand: $5 discount on $25 bill
Walden Pond Books – 3316 Grand: 10% discount all merchandise
Connieʼs Cantina – 3340 Grand: Free chips and salsa with entree
Miss Saigon – 3345 Grand: 15% off total bill (before taxes)
Shogun Japanese Sushi and Grill - 3417 Grand: Free appetizer & dessert w/dinner purchase
The Star on Grand – 3425 Grand: 10% off total bill (before taxes)
The Grand Tavern – 3601 Grand: Happy Hours extended to 9:00
Slick and Dapper – 3619 Grand: Free buzz cuts, beer, snacks
San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand: Hands-on fiber arts demos
Dr. Jʼs Closet – 3738 Grand: 20% off regularly priced items
Good February 6 only, 6-9pm or as noted. May not be combined with any other promotions.

Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: February 6, 2014

February 6, 2014 marks the 10th monthly edition of First Thursdays on Grand Avenue in Oakland! 

From 6:00-9:00pm each First Thursday, enjoy art gallery events and specials from participating merchants.

You can now follow First Thursdays on Grand on Facebook!


GALLERY EVENTS

Oak Common | Backstock Gallery – 3231 Grand

“How Do You Say What It’s Like” , photography by Kristine Eudey
Showing through February 22

 

Studio Grand — 3234 Grand

Abstracts in the Way of Being - paintings by Todd Thomas Brown

 

Urban Furniture – 3241 Grand

Opening: Paintings by Valerie Medina.

 

Kingman’s Lucky Lounge — 3332 Grand

Works by Michael Covington, through Valentine’s Day.
Meet the artist, half-price beer, wine & well drinks.

 


The Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

Mysteries of the Organism: Mid-show reception for group art show including Adrienne Heloise, Melissa Bolger, Kelly Corell Brown, & Bridget May.
Meet the artists, enjoy wine & snacks, picture framing specials.
Press: East Bay Express


 

JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

TBA
Refreshments, 15% discount on store merchandise.

 


PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS

With a rubber-stamp from any of the above galleries, enjoy the following:

Cafe Romanat – 464 Santa Clara: Free beverage with entree
Grand Lake Market – 3217 Grand: 10% off – not tobacco or lottery
Newfangles – 3223 Grand: 20% off regularly priced merchandise
Grand Flowers – 3234 Grand: 15% off of minimum $10 purchase
Ikaros Greek Restaurant – 3268 Grand: $5 discount on $25 bill
Walden Pond Books – 3316 Grand: 10% discount all merchandise
Connieʼs Cantina – 3340 Grand: Free chips and salsa with entree
Miss Saigon – 3345 Grand: 15% off total bill (before taxes)
The Star on Grand – 3425 Grand: 10% off total bill (before taxes)
The Grand Tavern – 3601 Grand: Happy Hours extended to 9:00
Slick and Dapper – 3619 Grand: Free buzz cuts, beer, snacks
San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand: Hands-on fiber arts demos
Dr. Jʼs Closet – 3738 Grand: 20% off regularly priced items
Good February 6 only, 6-9pm or as noted. May not be combined with any other promotions.

Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: January 2, 2014

January 2, 2014 marks the 9th monthly edition of First Thursdays on Grand Avenue in Oakland! 

From 6:00-9:00pm each First Thursday, enjoy art gallery events and specials from participating merchants.

You can now follow First Thursdays on Grand on Facebook!


GALLERY EVENTS

Oak Common | Backstock Gallery – 3231 Grand

Continued: “Petite Sensations”, photography by Terri Loewenthal
Showing through January; open until 7:00pm tonight

Studio Grand — 3234 Grand

Continued: “Urban Angels” – Drawings by Adrian Arias
Showing through January

Urban Furniture – 3241 Grand

Continued: Screenprints by Craig Baxter (vintage neon signs).

Kingman’s Lucky Lounge — 3332 Grand

Continued: Works by Sylvester Guard Jr. and Brandon Hurley.


The Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

Mysteries of the Organism“: Opening reception for group art show including Adrienne Heloise, Melissa Bolger, Kelly Corell Brown, & Bridget May.
Meet the artists, enjoy wine & snacks, picture framing specials.
Oluyemi Thomas will be providing Jazz improvisations on bass clarinet.


JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

Continued: Photography by Rachel Escoto Pixelina.

Galleria Scola – 3646 Grand

Continued: Assemblages by Elida Scola.
Possibly not open past 6:00pm

Rebooty — 3654 Grand

Continued: Functional art from repurposed materials.
Possibly not open past 6:00pm


PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS

With a rubber-stamp from any of the above galleries, enjoy the following:

Cafe Romanat – 464 Santa Clara: Free beverage with entree
Grand Lake Market – 3217 Grand: 10% off – not tobacco or lottery
Newfangles – 3223 Grand: 20% off regularly priced merchandise
Grand Flowers – 3234 Grand: 15% off of minimum $10 purchase
Ikaros Greek Restaurant – 3268 Grand: $5 discount on $25 bill
Walden Pond Books – 3316 Grand: 10% discount all merchandise
Connieʼs Cantina – 3340 Grand: Free chips and salsa with entree
Miss Saigon – 3345 Grand: 15% off total bill (before taxes)
The Star on Grand – 3425 Grand: 10% off total bill (before taxes)
The Grand Tavern – 3601 Grand: Happy Hours extended to 9:00
Slick and Dapper – 3619 Grand: Free buzz cuts, beer, snacks
San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand: Hands-on fiber arts demos
Dr. Jʼs Closet – 3738 Grand: 20% off regularly priced items
Good January 2 only, 6-9pm or as noted. May not be combined with any other promotions.

Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: December 5, 2013

December 5, 2013 marks the eight monthly installment of First Thursdays on Grand Avenue in Oakland! 

From 6:00-9:00pm each First Thursday, enjoy art gallery events and specials from participating merchants.

You can now follow First Thursdays on Grand on Facebook!


GALLERY EVENTS

Oak Common | Backstock Gallery – 3231 Grand

Modest Process” – Group show

Studio Grand — 3234 Grand

“Urban Angels” – Drawings by Adrian Arias
Meet the artist, live drawing on site.

Urban Furniture – 3241 Grand

Screenprints by Craig Baxter (vintage neon signs).
Meet the artist, refreshments, 15% merchandise discount.

BHG/Mason McDuffie Realty — 3320 Grand

    “Illuminating Moments”, nature photography by Don Hazen.

Kingman’s Lucky Lounge — 3332 Grand

    Works by Sylvester Guard Jr. and Brandon Hurley.
Music by Seth Augustus Band, drink specials.

The Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

“LINES”: Abstract & architectural b/w photography by Shane Gidcumb.
Artist Reception, wine from Medlock Ames, snacks, framing specials.

JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

Photography by Rachel Escoto Pixelina.
Meet the artist, treats, 15% merchandise discount.

Galleria Scola – 3646 Grand

New assemblages by Elida Scola.
Drinks, snacks.

Rebooty — 3654 Grand

Lamps & lighting from repurposed material by 4F Lighting.
Sangria & snacks.


PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS

With a rubber-stamp from any of the above galleries, enjoy the following:

Cafe Romanat – 464 Santa Clara: Free beverage with entree
Grand Lake Market – 3217 Grand: 10% off – not tobacco or lottery
Newfangles – 3223 Grand: 20% off regularly priced merchandise
Grand Flowers – 3234 Grand: 15% off of minimum $10 purchase
Monkey Forest Road – 3265 Grand: Live jazz every Thursday
Ikaros Greek Restaurant – 3268 Grand: $5 discount on $25 bill
Walden Pond Books – 3316 Grand: 10% discount all merchandise
Connieʼs Cantina – 3340 Grand: Free chips and salsa with entree
Miss Saigon – 3345 Grand: 15% off total bill (before taxes)
The Star on Grand – 3425 Grand: 10% off total bill (before taxes)
The Grand Tavern – 3601 Grand: Happy Hours extended to 9:00
Slick and Dapper – 3619 Grand: Free buzz cuts, beer, snacks
San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand: Hands-on fiber arts demos
Dr. Jʼs Closet – 3738 Grand: 20% off regularly priced items
Good December 5 only, 6-9pm or as noted. May not be combined with any other promotions.

Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: November 7, 2013

November 7, 2013 marks the seventh monthly installment of First Thursdays on Grand Avenue in Oakland! 

From 6:00-9:00pm each First Thursday, enjoy art gallery events and specials from participating merchants.

You can now follow First Thursdays on Grand on Facebook!


GALLERY EVENTS

Studio Grand — 3234 Grand

Paintings by artist Terri Saul (continuing)
Songwriter Diane Gameros, live jazz w/Patrick Wolff Trio.

Urban Furniture – 3241 Grand

Screenprints by Craig Baxter (vintage neon signs).
Meet the artist, refreshments, 15% merchandise discount.

BHG/Mason McDuffie Realty — 3320 Grand

    “Illuminating Moments”, nature photography by Don Hazen.

The Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

“LINES”: Abstract & architectural b/w photography by Shane Gidcumb.
Artist Reception, wine from Medlock Ames & snacks, framing specials.

JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

Drawings by Luis Aguilera (continuing).
Meet the artist, treats, 15% merchandise discount.

Galleria Scola – 3646 Grand

New assemblages by Elida Scola.
Drinks, live music by Harry Best.

Rebooty — 3654 Grand

Lamps & lighting from repurposed material by 4F Lighting.
Sangria & snacks.


PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS

With a rubber-stamp from any of the above galleries, enjoy the following:

Cafe Romanat – 464 Santa Clara: Free beverage with entree
Grand Lake Market – 3217 Grand: 10% off – not tobacco or lottery
Newfangles – 3223 Grand: 20% off regularly priced merchandise
Grand Flowers – 3234 Grand: 15% off of minimum $10 purchase
Monkey Forest Road – 3265 Grand: Live jazz every Thursday
Ikaros Greek Restaurant – 3268 Grand: $5 discount on $25 bill
Walden Pond Books – 3316 Grand: 10% discount all merchandise
Lucky Lounge – 3332 Grand: 1/2 price beer, wine, well drinks
Connieʼs Cantina – 3340 Grand: Free chips and salsa with entree
Miss Saigon – 3345 Grand: 15% off total bill (before taxes)
The Star on Grand – 3425 Grand: 10% off total bill (before taxes)
The Grand Tavern – 3601 Grand: Happy Hours extended to 9:00
Slick and Dapper – 3619 Grand: Free buzz cuts, beer, snacks
San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand: Hands-on fiber arts demos
Dr. Jʼs Closet – 3738 Grand: 20% off regularly priced items
Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles - 3742 Grand:   15% discount on all merchandise

Good November 7 only, 6-9pm or as noted. May not be combined with any other promotions.

Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: October 3, 2013

October 3, 2013 marks the sixth monthly installment of First Thursdays on Grand Avenue in Oakland! 

From 6:00-9:00pm each First Thursday, enjoy art gallery events and specials from participating merchants.


GALLERY EVENTS

Studio Grand — 3234 Grand

Artist Terri Saul, Live jazz w/Oakland Future Trio

BHG/Mason McDuffie Realty — 3320 Grand

    Artwork by Latisha Baker (9am-9pm)

The Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

“Dreamscapes”: New paintings by local Piedmont artist Suzie Skugstad

Artist Reception, wine & snacks.

JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

Drawings by Luis Aguilera. Meet the artist, snacks.

Galleria Scola – 3646 Grand

Carol Rudisillʼs “Views of Lake Merritt”,  live music.

Rebooty — 3654 Grand

Art from Re-purposed Materials — Featuring new works, wine & snacks.


PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS

With a rubber-stamp from any of the above galleries, enjoy the following:

Cafe Romanat – 464 Santa Clara: Free beverage with entree
Grand Lake Market – 3217 Grand: 10% off – not tobacco or lottery
Newfangles – 3223 Grand: 20% off regularly priced merchandise
Grand Flowers – 3234 Grand: 15% off of minimum $10 purchase
Urban Furniture & Boutique – 3241 Grand: 20% off everything
Monkey Forest Road – 3265 Grand: Live jazz every Thursday
Ikaros Greek Restaurant – 3268 Grand: $5 discount on $25 bill
Walden Pond Books – 3316 Grand: 10% discount all merchandise
Lucky Lounge – 3332 Grand: 1/2 price beer, wine, well drinks
Connieʼs Cantina – 3340 Grand: Free chips and salsa with entree
Miss Saigon – 3345 Grand: 15% off total bill (before taxes)
Panorama Framing – 3350 Grand: 20% off custom framing of works by Gallery artists
Jaujou Studio – 3351 Grand: 15% off all retail products
Ordinaire Wine - 3354 Grand: Free glass of wine w/purchase of cheese plate
The Star on Grand – 3425 Grand: 10% off total bill (before taxes)
The Grand Tavern – 3601 Grand: Happy Hours extended to 9:00
Slick and Dapper – 3619 Grand: Free buzz cuts, beer, snacks
Left Coast Power Yoga - 3702 Grand: “A Taste of Power Yoga”, 60-min donation class
San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand: Hands-on fiber arts demos
Dr. Jʼs Closet – 3738 Grand: 20% off regularly priced items
Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles - 3742 Grand:   15% discount on all merchandise

Good September 5 only, 6-9pm or as noted. May not be combined with any other promotions.

Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: September 5, 2013

September 5, 2013 marks the fifth monthly installment of First Thursdays on Grand Avenue in Oakland! 

From 6:00-9:00pm each First Thursday, enjoy art gallery events and specials from participating merchants.


GALLERY EVENTS

Backstock Gallery @ Oak Common — 3231 Grand

“No Manʼs Land”, photos by Keegan Luttrell

Studio Grand — 3234 Grand

“Reclaimed”, collages by Matthew Scheatzle

BHG/Mason McDuffie Realty — 3320 Grand

    “Wild Things”, Oils by Lorrie Fink (9am-9pm)

The Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

“Dreamscapes”: New paintings by local Piedmont artist Suzie Skugstad

Artist Reception, wine & snacks.

JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

Oils by Todd Murdock. Meet the artist, snacks.

Galleria Scola — 3646 Grand

Carol Rudisillʼs “Views of Lake Merritt”,  live music.

Rebooty — 3654 Grand

Art from Re-purposed Materials — Featuring new works, wine & snacks.


PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS

With a rubber-stamp from any of the above galleries, enjoy the following:

Cafe Romanat – 464 Santa Clara: Free beverage with entree
Grand Lake Market – 3217 Grand: 10% off – not tobacco or lottery
Newfangles – 3223 Grand: 20% off regularly priced merchandise
Oak Common – 3231 Grand: 15% off Oak Common merchandise
Grand Flowers – 3234 Grand: 15% off of minimum $10 purchase
Urban Furniture & Boutique – 3241 Grand: 20% off everything
Monkey Forest Road – 3265 Grand: Live jazz every Thursday
Ikaros Greek Restaurant – 3268 Grand: $5 discount on $25 bill
Walden Pond Books – 3316 Grand: 10% discount all merchandise
Lucky Lounge – 3332 Grand: 1/2 price beer, wine, well drinks
Connieʼs Cantina – 3340 Grand: Free chips and salsa with entree
Miss Saigon – 3345 Grand: 15% off total bill (before taxes)
Panorama Framing – 3350 Grand: 20% off custom framing of works by Gallery artists
Jaujou Studio – 3351 Grand: 15% off all retail products
Ordinaire Wine - 3354 Grand: Free glass of wine w/purchase of cheese plate
The Star on Grand – 3425 Grand: 10% off total bill (before taxes)
The Grand Tavern – 3601 Grand: Happy Hours extended to 9:00
Slick and Dapper – 3619 Grand: Free buzz cuts, beer, snacks
San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand: Hands-on fiber arts demos
Dr. Jʼs Closet – 3738 Grand: 20% off regularly priced items
Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles - 3742 Grand:   15% discount on all merchandise

Good September 5 only, 6-9pm or as noted. May not be combined with any other promotions.

First Thursday Events: August 1, 2013

August 1, 2013 marks the fourth monthly installment of First Thursdays on Grand Avenue in Oakland! 

From 6:00-9:00pm each First Thursday, enjoy art gallery events and specials from participating merchants.


GALLERY EVENTS

Panorama Framing – 3350 Grand

“Distant Sun”: Paintings and Collages by Raymond Wong

Artist Reception, Complimentary Wine & Snacks.

Backstock Gallery – 3231 Grand

“Signals”: Highly pixelated Digital Photographs by Simon Pyle

15% off all Oak Common merchandise.

Rebooty — 3654 Grand

Art from Repurposed Materials — Featuring New Works

Wine & Snacks.  Meet the Resident Artists/Owners

Galleria Scola — 3646 Grand

Prints and Assemblages by Elida Scola (6-8 pm)

Complimentary Rum and Coke + Harry Best on Steel Drums


PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS

With a rubber-stamp from any of the above galleries, enjoy the following:

JauJou Studio – 15% off retail products (6:00-9:00)

Miss Saigon — 15% off your total bill

The Star on Grand – 10% off your total bill (pre-tax)

Slick and Dapper – Free buzz cuts, beer & snacks with donation

Ikaros – $5 discount with $25 (pre-tax) purchase

San Francisco Fiber – Hands-on Fiber Arts demonstrations

Grand Flowers — 15% off minimum $10 purchase

Grand Tavern – Happy Hour until 9:00 pm, featuring a Triple Rock Brewery pint night

Walden Pond Books — 10% discount on all merchandise

Cafe Romanat — One free beverage with purchase of entree

Connie’s Cantina — Free chips/salsa with purchase of entree

Newfangles Tall Fashions — 20% off regularly priced items

Monkey Forest Road – Live Jazz every Thursday (7:30-10:00 pm)

Kingman’s Lucky Lounge — 1/2 price wine, beer and well drinks

Dr. J’s Closet – 20% off, plus refreshments & giveaways (6:00-8:00 pm)

Urban Boutique & Furniture – 20% off all merchandise

Panorama Framing – 20% off custom framing of work by a featured artist

Good August 1 only, 6-9pm or as noted. May not be combined with any other promotions.

First Thursday Events: July 4

The First Thursday in July is a national holiday, so First Thursdays will take a break until August — see you then!

From 6:00-9:00pm each First Thursday, enjoy art gallery events and specials from participating merchants.

See below for this month’s events on Grand Avenue!


GALLERY EVENTS

Panorama Framing – 3350 Grand
July 11 Artist Reception:
“Distant Sun”: Paintings and Collage by Raymond Wong

Meet the artist at this event — plus have some wine & cheese ;-)

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