Badè’s Doug Adams Gallery spearheads monthly art walk

December 3, 2009

In an effort to bring the wider community to the Badè Museum, the Doug Adams Gallery is opening its doors during the new Second Fridays art walk. Once a month, the gallery will extend its hours and invite art lovers to explore its exhibitions.

Art leaders in the area had discussed starting a local event, but it was CARE director Carin Jacobs who reinvigorated the effort to create an art walk in the neighborhood. That push launched the Second Fridays Gallery Walk in September, 2009. Three galleries in North Berkeley—ACCI, Berkeley Art Center, and Firehouse Collective—also participate on the second Friday of each month.

“We’re capitalizing on a cluster of cultural activity in the neighborhood and creating a destination for art enthusiasts,” Jacobs says. “This is our attempt to reach an off-campus audience and to let them know we’re here not only as a resource for the GTU community but also as a contributor to the art landscape of the East Bay.”

Although attendance has been slim since so far, Jacobs is enthusiastic about the gallery walk’s potential to bring together the PSR and GTU community with others in Berkeley and beyond.

This month’s art walk, Friday, December 11 from 10 am to 7 pm, will feature the show “Mapping Sacred Ground.” The exhibit, which explores the notions of territory, boundary, and mapping of sacred space, closes December 18. The next exhibit, the juried show “Muse/Reuse: Visual Reflections on Sustainability,” opens January 28 (the Doug Adams Gallery will be mostly closed during the January intersession). The next Second Friday will be February 12.

Participating galleries:

ACCI: 1652 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley Art Center: 1275 Walnut Street
Firehouse Collective: 1790 Shattuck Avenue