downtown oakland
Downtown Oakland circa 1910

First First Friday of 2009

January 1, 2009

Tomorrow, January 2, will see the first monthly art event of 2009. The semi-official Art Murmur site features a map of participating galleries. The Chronicle today highlighted a curatorial debut at the Buzz Gallery (2318 Telegraph Ave), while The OakBook offers a guide to select art openings, including a selection of contemporary paintings from Los Angeles at the Oakland Museum (1000 Oak St). To help cap an artsy evening, The Uptown (1920 Telegraph Ave) will have no cover until 9 to display rock photography. Free art and free music, only in the DTO.