FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OAKLAND ART MURMUR LAUNCHES NEW MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM; ANNOUNCES CULTURAL PARTNERSHIPS WITH OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA, OAKLAND BALLET, AND OAKLAND EAST BAY SYMPHONY
KICK OFF EVENT AND HOLIDAY PARTY
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Warehouse 416, 416 26th Street
(November 26, 2012, Oakland CA) – Oakland Art Murmur (OAM) today announced a new membership program, Friends of OAM, to support the OAM gallery association, a coalition of art and cultural venues dedicated to increasing popular awareness of and participation in the arts of Oakland. OAM started in 2005 and has grown to showcase nearly 1,200 local, national, and international artists in 300 exhibitions each year, and the First Friday art walk has become a major monthly event drawing up to 20,000 visitors and garnering international media coverage.
Friends of OAM will be officially launched at the OAM Holiday party on Thursday, December 13 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Warehouse 416, 416 26th Street in Oakland’s Uptown district. The event will feature libations and delectable local culinary treats, live jazz by the Reuben Moss Trio, ensemble performances by the Oakland Ballet, and a visit from the Oakland Museum of California’s mobile museum, The Oakland Rover. Tickets are $20.
“OAM is very excited about our new membership program, and about partnering with Oakland’s prominent art institutions,” says OAM Executive Director Danielle Fox. “The world is taking notice of the art and cultural scene in Oakland. Now, everyone can contribute to OAM’s ongoing success in attracting people to Oakland on a regular basis.”
Friends of OAM members will receive invitations to exclusive members-only events including four unique gallery nights per year, special exhibitions, private tours and receptions, plus OAM’s Quarterly Newsletter, and a Friends of OAM thank you gift. Members will also enjoy discounts at select OAM galleries, and at the Oakland Museum of California, the Oakland East Bay Symphony, and the Oakland Ballet.
OAM Membership Program Holiday Launch Party
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Warehouse 416, 416 26th Street, Oakland, CA