Downtown Alameda’s Love Our Island Art Walk: Radical Beauty, Part 3

Maurice Ramirez    Photography A couple reads about an art installation at the last Park Street Love Our Island art walk held in March.

Love Our Island Art Walk comes back to Downtown Alameda for a fun-filled evening during the next 2nd Friday ArtWalk. On Friday, June 8, 6 to 9 p.m., Rhythmix Cultural Works and the Downtown Alameda Business Association will present three hours of art and music along Park Street for the third installation of the creative art event. 

Love Our Island Art Walk - Radical Beauty, Part 3 presents three new art installations to be revealed in empty storefront spaces between Encinal and Buena Vista avenues, along with six live musical acts. To help attendees visit all the sites in style, LimeBike will have complimentary bikes available at Redwood Square Alley, Alameda Bicycle and Walgreens.

Art Installations
• 1320 Park St. (former Juniper Tree Vintage) Joanna Ruckman is an Alameda-based artist who teaches printmaking workshops at Phoenix co-working space and artist studios. Her current work explores the symbolism of braids, weaving together art, textiles and storytelling.
• 1326 Park St. (former Juanita’s Restaurant) The collaborative duo known as RoCoCo is comprised of KC Rosenberg and Modesto Covarrubias. Together their works explore complex emotional states, social justice and contemporary culture. 
• 1617 Park St. (former Alameda Video Game Exchange) Heather Deyling’s “Invented Hybrids” is imagined variations of flora, fauna and fungi representing an alternative future in which species have merged to create new life forms. 

Music Performances
• Redwood Square Alley (between Sole Desire and To Herb With Love) Swingin’ Vintage Jazz, Sultry Blues and Boogie Woogie by Steve Lucky and the Carmen Getit Show.
• 1419 Park St. (Park Street Plaza) Jazz by Cava Menzies Duo, performing beautiful renditions on keyboard and trumpet. 
• 1522 Park St. (Alameda Bicycle) Salsa, boogaloo and merengue by Trio Sin Lio, a small band that packs a big punch. 
• 1600 Park St. (Walgreens) Shona Marimba by Chinyakare, a dynamic ensemble from Zimbabwe. 
• 1650 Park St. (Alameda Marketplace) Acoustic and vocal stylings by Paul Manousos, who also happens to be the owner of nearby East End restaurant. 
• Various Locations: Roving street musician Jeannie Mckenzie.

The Love Our Island Art Walk event series is a two-year initiative supported by the California Arts Council and presented by Downtown Alameda Business Association and Rhythmix Cultural Works. Learn more about the project, upcoming event dates and featured artists at
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