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Contact Our Cultural Arts Centers

We partner with and support several community cultural arts programs in addition to programs and classes taught at our facilities c

Call Studio One Arts Center

(510) 597-5027

Call Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts

(510) 238-7219

Call Digital Arts and Culinary Academy

(510) 615-5807

Programs at Studio One Art Center

ACTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS Some of the Bay Area’s most innovative drama teachers, modeling coaches, and costume designers will instruct novices, experienced actors, and models seeking professional coaching.

CITYWIDE DANCE PROGRAM This program has been a vibrant part of Oakland inspiring youth ages 6-18 to perform dance throughout the Bay Area A variety of dance styles including African, Haitian, tap, modern, ballet and folklorico are offered.

FILM CLASSES FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS If you always wanted to make a film but did not know how to get started, join one of our film classes. Learn how to write a film script, storyboard, film and edit your short movie from the pros.

THE VAGABOND PUPPETS The show tours during the summer. The Puppet Master teaches one class each year in Puppetry and Magic. If you are interested in having the Vagabond Puppet Show perform at your next event, contact Studio One Art Center.

COMMUNITY THEATRE Oakland features the best in theatre and drama classes for adults and children. Come out to audition and have fun.

Programs at Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts

READERS’ THEATRE, SPOKEN WORD AND A LITTLE BIT OF MUSIC Read your short stories and/or poetry to a small audience or listen to musicians play a new riff. Contact us to schedule a time to read.

RECORDING STUDIO Our recording studios can help you produce your own music. Contact us or Digital Arts and Culinary Academy for more information.

Community-Based Programs

OAKLAND CIVIC ORCHESTRA The Oakland Civic Orchestra performs four concerts for the public each year. For additional information, visit the Civic Orchestra website or contact Artistic Director, Marty Stoddard at (510) 597-5027 or

COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA Have you always wanted to play in an orchestra? The Community Orchestra is a kind and gentle place to fulfill some of your life’s dreams. Call Susan Crum at (925) 376-0519.

Since 1912 the Oakland Municipal Band has been performing free concerts in Lakeside Park at the historic Edoff Memorial Bandstand. Come and bring your lawn chair and picnic starting on July 4th and continuing on Sundays, in July. Concerts run from from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The band consists of 35 professional musicians and all concerts offer an array of jazz, pop, big band, international, classical, marches and showtunes.