2016 Art + Soul Festival

August 20-21 2016 · Oakland City Center · 2 Projects

The Our City Showcase at the 2016 Oakland Art + Soul Festival engaged hundreds of people of all ages with play and imagination in public space. It was an opportunity to bring back two of the twelve projects designed by Oakland residents for the 2016 Our City: Oakland Public Design Fair. Over the course of the two-day event, thousands of Oaklanders, visitors, and festival attendees experienced and responded to the installations - with the goal of inspiring more permanent work that reimagines the future of the city’s downtown.

Our City staff supported two teams of local artists and designers in installing their public design projects that responded to local desire for additional play spaces. They were on public display in Oakland’s City Center at the heart of downtown.