Island Arts

More than 70 makers, scientists, garage tinkerers, artists and crafters are needed to showcase their work at the 2019 Alameda Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, Aug. 11, at Alameda Point. 

The faire is especially looking for exhibits that are interactive or highlight the process of making things. To sign up, visit

For more information on any of these events, write to the city’s Economic Development Department at econdev@alameda


Alameda students are invited to enter the “Everyone Belongs Here” poster contest by Tuesday, April 30. The theme this year is “Every Pronoun Belongs Here.” Through original art and writing, entrants must use the pronoun she, he, they, ze, hir or co in place of formal names, and that regardless of that pronoun the individual is a part of the community, a citizen and accepts all citizens.

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.