Free Utopian Projects has a new hub!
Free Oakland UP
2809 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland CA 94602
Open Thursday to Sunday 12-4
Huge thank you to KTVU's Rachel and Evan for their video and interview on Free Oakland UP!
Thank you Oakland Local for the write-up on Oakland Thrift Shops! Click here for the article
Thank you to the merchants who offered space for pop-up galleries and artists who particpated in the November and December First Friday Free Art Walks.
We may be organizing more in the Spring so stay tuned
New Videos on YouTube! Thanks to Jake Thomason, the Winter Artist in Residence, for creating these informative and fun videos! What is Free Oakland UP?
Free Utopian Projects is an evolving series of curated, free, socially interactive installations, events and pop-ups.
Each project concentrates on the economy, the environment and building community by offering art and objects for free. In exchange patrons are asked to consider the possibilities of a Utopian free economy that bypasses monetary exchange. Consider the abundance of things, the ecological and economic impact of sustainable art practices. Consider the definition of art and the role and responsibilities of galleries/gallerists and artists in the community. Consider the value of objects, the value of art, art materials, stuff - the value of memories, sentiment and stories - and the value of sharing.
Free Oakland UP
(home of Free Utopian Projects)
A multi-purpose art space offering art and objects for free:
This permanent Free Utopian Project is made possible through the generous donations of patrons like you, either of art and objects or financial gifts.
Accepting donations of giftables, garden items, vintage and antique items, small furniture, art and craft supplies, and sundry items. Please no clothing, broken appliances, or large furniture.