Oakland’s downtown will be welcoming its newest gallery into the 15th Street Corridor family on Friday, December 4. The Know Lodge (375 15th St.) is the brain child of local curator Joseph Lucas and street artist Julia Davis aka Bud Snow. Lucas heads The Know Collective, which began as an Oakland-based micro radio station in 2004, and has been producing local art shows and performances for the past ten years. The first show he has curated for Know will open with the gallery. Entitled Hundred Dollar $tore, it will feature affordable art (all $100 or less) from celebrated local illustrator J. Otto Seibold, respected street artist Deadeyes, oil painter Alan Grizzell, and a handful of others. While the show is, in part, meant to encourage holiday shoppers to invest in the local artistic community, it’s also intended to be enjoyed by people who aren’t looking to buy art. As the venue’s name indicates, The Know Lodge hopes to be not only a gallery, but a place for artists and art appreciators to congregate.
Correction: The original version of this story misstated Julia Davis’ last name.