Island Arts

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.

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. 


A free concert will be held in special celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month on Sunday, April 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. The concert will showcase the talents of the Dave Rocha Trio. Rocha has performed with his jazz group for more than 20 years. In addition to his trumpet expertise, Rocha is also an accomplished flugelhorn player. This instrument is similar to the trumpet, but has a larger bell, which gives it a darker, mellower sound.