Island Arts


Chanukah Celebration


The current show in the back room of the Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA) is a paean to the Park Street Bridge — a fruitful dialog between visual and written art forms. When the Alameda Women Artists decided on a group project this year, they chose to focus on Park Street Bridge. They posted their images on the FBCA website and invited poets to respond to their paintings. 


A ninth-grade student at Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC), and cellist, Isabelle Brown-Lyden, will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York on Saturday, Nov. 26. Isabelle has performed the cello twice at Carnegie Hall with third- and second-place finishes in the international competition, American Protégé.

This year Isabelle again came in second in the American Protégé competition and will perform at Carnegie Hall for the third time. She will play solo on a beautiful old Italian instrument loaned to her from Reed Yoboah Fine Violins in New York City.


The West End has always lent itself, quite naturally, to arts and entertainment given its history of recreation made most famous by Neptune Beach. 

This month’s 2nd Friday Artwalk is being held this Friday, Nov. 11, all around Alameda. Restaurants, bars, salons and other retail spaces have joined respectable art galleries and studios in this once-a-month celebration of the arts. 

Webster Street businesses such as the Fireside Lounge, Cookiebar, Hairtech, WesCafé, West End Crepe and the Shamrock Pub have agreed to showcase artwork this Friday.