Joyce Gordon Presents “Oakland Youth Art Explosion! (OYAE!)”

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The Joyce Gordon Foundation of the Arts is presenting its third annual outdoor community youth arts festival “Oakland Youth Ait Explosion! (OYAE!),” powered by Better Together Bloc Party, Saturday, Aug. 3 from 11 am. to 6 p.m. at 14th and Franklin Streets in downtown Oakland.

The free event will feature food, art, live performances, youth entrepreneurs, activities and resources.

On the Main Stage there will be music and dance performances by local vouth groups (ages i34).

During the Art Crawl, mentoring local artists will guide youth with hands on art making

A youth curated art exhibition will be shown in the Joyce Gordon Gallery’, 406 14th Street.

Youth produced products and art for sale will be offered by young entrepreneurs.

A Health Market will highlight wellness and eco-education and the promotion of healthy eating.

Sports activities will creatively motivate youth to move their bodies.

For information go to Email submissions and inquiries to [email protected].


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