Rock Paper Scissors Collective
A community arts space
Save RPS!

After more than a decade serving Oakland’s arts community, Rock Paper Scissors may soon close its doors. Rock Paper Scissors is the sole remaining founder of the hugely popular Oakland First Fridays event, but we’ve struggled to find funding for our mix of arts production, instruction, and archiving, and we’re facing eviction from our long-time home at 2278 Telegraph Avenue. The collective is launching an IndieGogo campaign to meet the shortfall, and will be accepting donations online and in person throughout February.

For more information, or to make a donation, visit the Rock Paper Scissors gallery at 2278 Telegraph Avenue, or their IndieGoGo page.

About Rock Paper Scissors

Rock Paper Scissors is an award-winning arts collective in the heart of downtown Oakland, and serves over 4,000 East Bay residents annually. Their programs include monthly gallery shows featuring a diverse mix of emerging and established artists, with a focus on low-income artists and artists of color; dozens of workshops covering everything from programming to collage, the magnet arts program at MetWest high school, and the largest zine library in Northern California. Recent awards in.clude The 2014 “Non-profit of the Year” from ICA and the Oakland Youth-Friendly Business Network and East Bay Express’s “The Best Place to Grow your Zine Collection” award in its 2014 Best of the Bay awards.

Comments are closed.