Discovering This is Oakland

New resident to Oakland, eager to find the city jewels, I have (along with my boyfriend) taken on the colorful pages in Melissa Davis' book, This is Oakland.

Follow me through my experience living the pages first hand and collecting treasures from each spot. There will be at least one new addition posted every week! 

The first trip I took walking through the pages of Melissa Davis’ book This is Oakland was to Creative Growth. Creative Growth is an art center dedicated to providing a studio space for adult artists with mental, developmental, and physical disabilities. The space consists of a couple main areas, first the gallery, in which guests walk into, the second is the main floor where there are tables set up for different projects, the third, a ceramics area, fourth, a wood works section and lastly a cafeteria. 

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