Island Arts

Over the last year, Rhythmix Cultural Works has produced six Love Our Island Art Walks, an art-centric creative placemaking project that utilizes public art, storefront art installations and live musical performances to activate Alameda’s historic downtown districts and business corridors. In 2018, 20 visual artists and 150 performing artists graced Park and Webster streets and the South Shore Shopping Center in support of the project theme of Radical Beauty. 

Interested in providing input on future public art programming in Alameda? Join the Public Art Commission for a working session on Monday, April 15, at 6 p.m., City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., third floor, room to be announced. The meeting aims to identify, discuss and prioritize future public art programming for the City of Alameda.


The public is invited to City Hall on Friday, April 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. for an open house celebrating the local artists whose art will be exhibited on the first and third floors. First floor art features members of the Alameda Women Artists and the third floor features artist Cheryl Harawitz.

The Alameda Park & Recreation department has asked Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) to develop an art show designed to inspire environmental awareness. CASA is seeking works in any medium that depict the harms of plastics in waterways. They will also consider any works that expose, acknowledge, celebrate and educate environmental issues.

This Earth Day event is held in upper Washington Park, 740 Central Ave., on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The public is welcome to share  ideas, interest, questions or concerns at a community meeting for the renovation of Alameda’s Carnegie Library into the Carnegie Innovation Hall. The event will take place at The Local, 1333 Park St., Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The idea for the Carnegie Innovation Hall is to create a location that pairs educational programming and entrepreneurship with the arts, performance, music and technology. The development team needs community input and involvement to help shape their program and events.