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Great Wall of Oakland and the Culture Corridor

By awoodall
Monday, August 25th, 2008 at 9:11 pm in Night Owl, Oakland nightlife, Uptown.

The Cultural Arts Commission meeting tonight, Aug. 25, has been cancelled.
The next regular meeting will be held on Sept. 22, from 5:30 to 7:30pm in City Council Chambers.
So, let me guess: You never heard of the Cultural Arts Commission. Or is it just me? I will get back to what the commission does, including planning the East Bay Cultural Corridor project and Web site. It is sort of the artistic version of the East Bay regional trail system or the Bay Area water trail or the Green Corridor, the Safety Corridor…It seems corridors are the catchphrase du jour.
I don’t know many details yet except the Web site would be a dynamic online map of all the galleries and other venues throughout the East Bay and I think the Luminous Oakland Project — the creation of a media arts corridor in the Uptown District — is part of it. I know the “Great Wall of Oakland” outdoor light show Sept. 5 is part of the Luminous Oakland Project. They’ll be projecting 100-foot X 100-foot images of short films and videos across Grand Avenue from the roof of condos onto the eight-story wall of the building behind Luka’s Taproom & Lounge at Broadway and Grand. The theme is “Urban Landscapes” and the show starts 8 p.m. Now, if you want to know more about the arts commission…The City Council created the commission in 1991 for the purpose of advising the Mayor, City Council and City Manager on all matters affecting cultural development in the community. The CAC makes recommendations to fund, assist and promote public awareness of the artistic and cultural activities in the City; encourages support for individual artists and arts organizations; participates in community cultural planning processes and reviews policies and programs which affect arts and cultural development in Oakland.
The Mayor appoints representatives to the 15-member Commission for three-year terms, which must be approved by City Council. The CAC meets monthly and Commissioners are generally assigned to serve on at least one Standing Committee. Standing Committees include the Public Art Advisory Committee, and the Funding Advisory Committee. Members also serve on Task Forces as deemed necessary.

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One Response to “Great Wall of Oakland and the Culture Corridor”

  1. Mr. Foo Says:

    Green safety.

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