West Alameda Business Association
1509 1/2 Webster Street, Suite B, Alameda, CA 94501, California 94501

(510) 523-5955

2nd Friday Artwalk in Alameda
5/14/2016 1:00:00 AM UTC - 5/14/2016 4:00:00 AM UTC
Webster Street, Alameda, CA 94501, California, 94501

The West End has always lent itself, quite naturally, to Arts & Entertainment with Live music, festivals and multi-media art shows.  This month's 2nd Friday Artwalk is being held Friday, May 13th and on our very own Webster Street. Restaurants, bars, salons, and other retail spaces have joined respectable art galleries and studios in this once a month celebration of the arts. Businesses such as the Fireside Lounge, Cookiebar, Hairtech, 1400, WesCafé, West End Crepe and the newly re-opened Chicha Bistro have agreed to showcase artwork Friday 5/13. There will be over 15 craft vendors and live musical acts who will be setting up shop in front of some of the local businesses.  The participation from Webster St. merchants join east end galleries & businesses, Studio 23, 3Dot Gallery, The Alley, Redux Studios & Gallery, and The Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda Island Brewing, Lucky 13 & Vintiq to showcase artwork.
 
Jessica Warren, Wesley Warren, Sara Edge, Dave Sylvester, Sandy Russell, and Jack Gonzales are just some of the local artists who have been involved in the vision of this community event. They believe art can create and inspire any and all communities as well as empower them. With music, food, friends and family that enjoy art and entertainment, Alameda's 2nd Friday Artwalk is just one more way Alameda’s West End is becoming more lively and vibrant.
 
For maps, registration and more information about 2nd Friday Artwalk in Alameda please visit fridayartwalk.com.
 
In conjunction with this 2nd Friday Art Walk There will also be a very special Beer Camp Across America tap event at The Fireside Lounge.  
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has partnered with 6 regional brewing teams to create an incredible collaboration: 31 brewers together making 6 different beers for a one time only release. The Fireside will be pouring all 6 five gallons of BCAA beers. Come in for tastings of all of these very special collaboration beers and stay for the after event live music with Alameda’s own The Saloons & The Jilters!
NEW DATE! Wednesday, April 26th!
A dining expedition of West Alameda where you can enjoy a wonderful variety of cuisines. Taste wine and brews from Alameda's own Spirit's Alley. Tickets $35 each for reception and dinner. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Girls Inc. of the Island City and Operation Dignity First, enjoy a tasting of wines and brews, and sample appetizers from several West Alameda restaurants at the reception in the upstairs room at Otaez Mexican Restaurant. * Appetizer samples from showcased restaurants * Free beverage tastings of beer, wine & spirits * Live music played by local artists * Free raffle with prizes from local businesses Then, dine at your choice from the following restaurants on the same day. Buy your tickets and more information at WABA.brownpapertickets.com Webster Street in West Alameda arguably has the largest variety of cuisine concentrated in the smallest geographical area.  Within just a few short blocks, you’ll find restaurants serving up food from around the world.  Whether it’s fast food or fine dining, comfort food or dim sum delicacies, a dining expedition on the West side of the island can take you to Mexico, Thailand, Vietnam, China, India, Italy, Japan or France.  And at nearby Spirits Alley at the Alameda Point, local wineries and brewers are crafting beverages that get worldwide attention. The annual Wine & Dine event is a great way to explore this wide variety of dining and drinking options with a showcase of five selected restaurants and local wine and beer.  The event begins at 5:30 pm with a reception at Otaez Mexican Restaurant where diners can taste a variety of beverages, sample appetizers from the participating restaurants, enjoy music and mingle.  A free raffle will be held, with prizes from West Alameda merchants.  The reception is complete at 7:00pm and diners then decide which restaurant they would like to go to for their entrée and complete their dining experience.