Welcome to the EastSide Arts Alliance & Cultural Center!


We are an organization of Third World artists, cultural workers, and community organizers of color committed to working in the San Antonio and other Oakland neighborhoods to support a creative environment that improves the quality of life for our communities and advocates for progressive, systemic social change.

Upcoming Events

EastSide Arts Alliance presents our annual

EastSide Holiday Art & Book Fair

Sat Dec 7 


EastSide Cultural Center and Bandung Books

2277 & 2289 International Blvd. Oakland


political art and books, local artisan vendors, original prints, paintings, objects, and children’s books for sale

live performances by vocalists, poets, authors, drummers  •  delicious bites – international flavors

FREE community event  •  Support your local artists!


vendors include: Taller Xochicura, Emory Douglas, DIME, Ashay by the Bay, La Ruca Arts, Nopal Books, Mariposa Glass & Tile, PEPS 357, Banteay Srei, Mirna Ruiz, Nedra Williams, Tu Tienda Azteca, Githinji, Dignidad Rebelde, Jackie Fawn and many more.

POOR Magazine presents

10th Annual Mercado Cambio

Tha Po Sto' & Knowledge Xchange

Sun Dec 1


EastSide Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd. Oakland


Poverty, Indigenous, Youth, Elder, and Disability skolaz- altho struggling to even BE/Stay /Live in this stolen colonized Ohlone /Lisjan Land (Oakland) will be putting on our 10th annual revolutionary art market for the holidaze!Launched with Indigenous Prayer from From revolutionary Hip Hop to the debut of a film by Youth Poverty Skolaz from Deecolonize Academy called "Animal Eviction" to the release of Volume #14 of Decolonewz on Black Land Theft from The Amazon to Oakland - original art & crafts for sale from over 30 indigenous and poverty skola artists-

Yummy food for donation and there will be Po'Kies & the Debut of PoNuts!!! - we will have a whole afternoon of fun.

$1-20 donation at the door- No-one turned away - no matter what you got..

BoomShake Music presents...
Agua Pa’ the People, A Drumsical

Sat Dec 14, 5pm

Sun Dec 15, 2pm 

EastSide Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd. Oakland

FREE, donations accepted

info and tickets:  www.boomshakemusic.com


Join us on the culminating phase of this journey of our 2019 WATER theme! The village of Ohlidagu is awash with excitement as a new dam is built, but as mysterious happenstances occur, the children are forced to search for ways to build a new flow.


An Alternative Holiday Show for All-Ages! Culture & Social Justice!
An inter-generational musical-storytelling about water project inspired by the books, ‘The Streets Are Free’ (Kurusa), and ‘The No. 1 Car Spotter Fights the Factory’ (Atinuke). Directed by Nkeiruka Oruche in artistic collaboration with Monica Hastings-Smith, Niki Brown, Hector Lugo , Pedro Rosales, Rashida Knox, Terri McFaden, Sarah Norr, Learkana Chong, & Tossie Long. Featuring Manzanita SEED, Manzanita Community, Abundant Beginnings Forest Freedom Learning Community, BoomShake’s Adult Community, and BoomShake Core performing group

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