Treat yourself at Oakland's 3 priciest art galleries

Treat yourself at Oakland's 3 priciest art galleriesJohansson Projects | Photo: Kimberly J./Yelp
Published on December 09, 2019

Wondering where to find the best art galleries near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end art galleries in Oakland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to find paintings, sculptures and more.

1. Lireille

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Piedmont Avenue's Lireille, located at 3980 Piedmont Ave. (between Montell and 40th streets), is the top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy art gallery and jewelry spot 4.5 stars out of 37 reviews.

"We specialize in great contemporary designs in hand-made jewelry by local and international artists, from everyday wearable jewelry to custom engagement rings, wedding bands and anniversary rings," it writes on Yelp. The gallery also does jewelry repairs. 

2. Johansson Projects

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Check out Johansson Projects, which has earned five stars out of 12 reviews on Yelp. Treat yourself at the art gallery by heading over to 2300 Telegraph Ave. (between 23rd and 24th streets). 

"Johansson Projects is a contemporary art gallery that functions as a curatorial laboratory, creating exhibitions that pair established and internationally-recognized artists with up-and-coming locals," it writes on Yelp. "Its unique architecture allows for innovative exhibitions, prompting viewers to actively engage with artists who explore the delicate mysteries embedded in modernity often using unorthodox materials and methods."

3. Pro Arts Gallery & Commons

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Last but not least, there's Pro Arts Gallery & Commons, a local favorite with four stars out of 20 reviews. Stop by 150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza (between San Pablo Avenue and 15th Street) to hit up the art gallery the next time you're in the mood. 

"Pro Arts was founded in 1974 as the Alameda County Neighborhood Arts Program, and soon became a national model for utilizing CETA funds for artists and art projects," states the business's Yelp profile. "In the late 1970s, the organization shifted its focus to public service and provided stipends to artists for workshops, installations, and performances. By 1980, the organization was renamed, and an emphasis on visual arts and exhibitions became the cornerstone of programming."

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