Paint Congress Blue


Aug 5, 2018
03:00 PM until 07:00 PM


Art + Action Festival

Given the state of the Union, the Uptown Oakland arts community has united to politically energize people who want to help make change happen. 

The PAINT CONGRESS BLUE Art + Action Festival will take place on 25th St. (between Telegraph and Broadway) in Oakland on Sunday afternoon, August 5, 2018 from 3pm to 7pm. Admission is free!

People who come to the festival will be connected with clear and specific actions and the joyful knowledge that there is a community of action to join. Enthusiastic representatives from local activist organizations including Swing Left East Bay, Working America, Flip the 14, Sister District Project CA 13, Open Progress and Indivisible East Bay + Berkeley will be there with info and hands-on opportunities including postcard writing, phone banking, text banking, district canvassing and more. Voter registration will be available on-site.

Art galleries that populate this key Oakland Arts District street including Mercury 20, Manna, Roscoe, Slate, Local Language and 4th Wall will be open and exhibiting art and performances with political and social focus. There will be a silent art auction with activist art from Johanna Poethig, Farley Gwazda, Julianne Wallace Sterling and many more.

The street will be closed to traffic and there will be family-style sit-down dining on tables placed across 25th St. Smokin’ Woods Cafe will be cooking up delicious BBQ and vegetarian specialties and Forage Kitchen + 2 Mile Wines will be serving locally-made wines, beer and non-alcoholic beverages.

Our stage, MC’d by hilarious monologist Josh Kornbluth, will feature Bandaloop, Johnny Harper Carnival Quartet and Batalá San Francisco performing short sets. Central Valley House candidates, activist and youth groups will also speak, bringing their messages of inspiration and personal resistance. There will be bubbles + games for kids as well.

Come to the PAINT CONGRESS BLUE Art + Action Festival! Be entertained. Be energized. Help us win back the House this November.




View map Mercury 20 Gallery
475 25th Street
Oakland, CA

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Paint Congress Blue



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Kathy King

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