Art + Soul Oakland 2017


Hieroglyphics performing at Oakland’s Art & Soul Festival 2012

Oakland’s Art & Soul Festival

Saturday August 4, 2012

Souls of Mischief & more

The festival that launched downtown Oakland’s transformation as the Bay Area’s hottest dining and arts scene, Art & Soul Oakland will sizzle this year with two art- and music-packed days featuring live jazz, rock, gospel, E.D.M., punk, honky-tonk, metal, world, Latin, folk, R&B, and blues music performed by national recording artists and top local talent.

This year’s event also features late-night hours on Saturday; epic scales of art installations, film projections, and light-based art from local artists including de Young Museum artist fellows and artist-in-residence alumni, American Steel, and others; hundreds of artisan booths; gourmet global cuisine and mobile food trucks; and for kids, carnival rides, music, art activities and costumed characters.

Easy to get to and fun for all, the 12th annual Art & Soul Oakland offers direct access via public transit in addition to free parking for cars and bikes. Brought to you by the City of Oakland and the East Bay Express.

New expanded hours for 2012!
Saturday, August 4: 2pm to Midnight
Sunday, August 5: Noon to 6pm

Same great value! Ticket prices will be:
Advance online: $10 adults; $5 seniors (65 and older) & youth (13-17)
At the Gate: $15 adults; $8 seniors & youth
Children 12 & under enjoy free admission

The 2012 lineup will be announced by June 15. For previous year’s lineups, please visit the lineup page.

Read more about Art & Soul by visiting our News page.

Art & Soul Festival: Goapele & more

11 th Annual Art & Soul Festival: Oakland

Noon to 6pm on August 20 & 21, 2011

Sunday August 21, 2011

Goapele, Kev Choice Ensemble  & more

Advance tickets for Art & Soul will be available for online purchase beginning July 6.

The San Francisco Chronicle Names Art & Soul Among Top Festivals to Catch this Summer!

New for 2011!
This year marks the initiation of a new exhibitor online registration system that will make your experience as a festival exhibitor smoother, easier and more efficient. The system will effortlessly guide you through completing and submitting your registration details in a single online location.

It’s also environmentally friendly by eliminating printing and mailing hard copies of the traditional application. Use this new system if you are an artisan, a commercial vendor or a non-profit booth. Click here to visit our new online registration system.

About Art & Soul
A symbol of downtown Oakland’s renaissance, Art & Soul is a great entertainment value that sizzles with two music-packed days featuring Jazz, Rock, Gospel, Latin, R&B, Acoustic and Blues performed by national recording artists and top local talent.

Youngsters will love the kid-friendly carnival rides, interactive art projects, face painting and roaming costumed characters.

Stroll through the Artisan Marketplace, sample exotic foods and tasty treats from a multicultural menu and view great art.

Art & Soul, the Bay Area’s coolest festival, has direct transit access and free parking for thousands of cars.