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Artists United is here to create positive social change through art.


Artists United is a nonprofit organization inviting artists of every medium, every genre, every stripe to share and exchange knowledge, access high-powered, collective tools, and embrace new ways of working together. Their mission is to empower individual artists to create excellent art and to unite all artists to create social change. When artists unite, anything is possible.

To learn more about live and online events, please visit www.artistsunited.net and sign up!

2017 Alameda Summer Art & Maker Fair

Free Outdoor Art Festival, Sunday June 25th! Come see over 65 local Alameda and Bay Area artists at this free Outdoor Art Festival. Mingle with local emerging and established artists creating unique artwork during the fair! See live painting, sketching, sculpting and illustration. With everything from comic book art to clothing and jewelry, to metal sculpture, [...]

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Meet the Artist: Carmen McNall

FLAX interviews artist Carmen McNallIf you came to the SF Art show, the last big event at our old 1699 Market Street location just before the building was demolished, then you were lucky enough to see the larger than life wood cut installation CHOLITA, by artist Carmen McNall. A San Francisco artist, Carmen's work tells stories of individuals from all [...]

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Welcome to the New East Bay Open Studios 2017!

The East Bay Open Studios is alive and well and FLAX is thrilled to be a participating venue, hosting eight different and diverse artists over the course of two weekends! The Annual East Bay Open Studios Event has been an ongoing tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years. Open Studios are free self-guided tours of artists’ [...]

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heART is Oakland Benefit Art Exhibition

Call for heART We are excited to announce a Call for Art for an exhibition themed heART is Oakland coming in July. It will be held at Classic Cars West in Oakland's uptown district, and for the duration of the month long show the artwork will be offered for sale through a silent auction. All proceeds [...]

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SHIFTING MOVEMENTS: Art Inspired by the Life & Activism of Yuri Kochiyama (1920-2014)

Presented in partnership with the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), Shifting Movements is a multimedia exhibition featuring over 40 artists primarily from Asian American, Black, and Latinx communities, illuminating the legacy of intersectional revolutionary social activist Yuri Kochiyama. The artworks highlight the values and themes which guided Kochiyama, and [...]

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Introducing the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, a Benefit Event

Introducing the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve: a Benefit Event hosted by Jeepney Projects Worldwide and FLAX art & design WHEN  Saturday, April 29, 2017  6:00 PM – 8:30 PM WHERE  FLAX art and design  1501 Martin Luther King Junior Way  Oakland, CA 94612 Buy Your Tickets here Jeepney Projects Worldwide is honored to present an evening with Ana Valerie Mandri Rohen from the amazing [...]

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stARTup Art Fair SF 2017: Meet the Artists

For the last weekend in April, Hotel Del Sol will be transformed into an impressive, contemporary art experience through the exhibition of artwork by a diverse group of independent artists, local nonprofits, artist performances, installations and panel discussions. Forty-seven independent jury-selected artists from across California and the country, with a 3:1 female to male ratio, will [...]

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Live Art with Nychos

Nychos' paints new FLAX Oakland Mural! The Austrian urban art and graffiti illustrator Nychos, created a new large scale mural for the FLAX Oakland store. World traveler and founder of Rabbit Eye Movement, he worked over three days with Montana Cans spray paint to create this signature piece. Stop by our back-parking lot off 15th to see work from one of [...]

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Art Millenium San Francisco 2016

The historic Odd Fellows Building in mid-Market is going to “lively up” in early December with a visual arts happening: Art Millenium San Francisco. Art Millenium SF was developed to provide a venue for the lesser-known, up-and-coming artists; with the mission of celebrating creativity, nurturing the local art community, sup­porting charities, and advocating education through the visual arts. Per the Art Millenium SF [...]

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