WELCOME TO THE EAST BAY'S LGBTQ+ HEALING ARTS CENTER
PROUDLY LOCATED IN OAKLAND CALIFORNIA USA
Oakland is home to one of the most innovative + respected queer arts communities in the world.
We are also home to one of the nation's largest groups per capita of disenfranchised LGBTQ+ artists. Founded by Spectrum Queer Media (a QTPOC led organization est. 2009), The East Bay LGBTQ+ Healing Arts Center (est. in 2020) and led by Black Queer + Black Trans artists and healers, offers Oakland's LGBTQ+ artists of all ethnicities + all areas of creative genius (dance, visual art, music, film, sculptural art, theater, spoken word, literature, zines, etc.) a safe place to heal, build + support their art throughout the year.
By partnering with supportive Bay Area artists, wellness practitioners, health organizations and art agencies, over the past 11 years, Spectrum Queer Media has been able to provide life-sustaining services to over 25,000 Queer, gender nonconforming, lesbian, bisexual, gay, intersex, asexual and trans-identified people - especially artists, performers, healers, and families with children. Located within Oakland's historic Grand Lake neighborhood, The East Bay LGBTQ+ Healing Arts Center offers art workshops, job training, professional development opportunities + collective self-care classes. We host community gatherings and are currently available to book events (up to 85 people).
The East Bay LGBTQ+ Arts Center's QTea Room (11 feet x 11 feet) offers by appointment space for medicinal tea sessions and is available for lease for wellness practitioners to schedule time with their clients.
The Miss Major Griffin-Gracy Art Gallery, co-curated by Janetta Johnson (TGIJP Exec. Director), Kin Folkz (TGIJP Board Member), and Guerrilla Davis (We Are The Ones) - showcases art from a diverse group of artists from all ethnicities - and also prioritizes Black QT artists.
Most importantly, The East Bay LGBTQ+ Healing Arts Center is also where we maintain The Black Trans Legacy Archive and East Bay LGBTQ+ Digital Archives honoring both well-known + unsung East Bay LGBTQ+ community members. The Center houses both a digital recording and a viewing booth for anyone who would like to record or recall our East Bay LGBTQ+ history, our Oakland LGBTQ+ heritage + contribute to our legacy as a commUNITY.
Visitors around the globe will be able to share and view East Bay LGBTQ+ history, heritage and legacy.
A space showcasing LGBTQ+ artists + creatives of all genres.
Offering Arts + wellness workshops for artists/healers of all levels + beings of all ages, ethnicities + sexualities
Celebrate the work of marginalized artists/healers of all forms at our arts + wellness fests. Support our expanding + deepening genius
In addition to on-going online + onsite performances and events offered directly by the Center, the space is available for lease. (capacity 85)
A by-appointment space for celebrating holistic wellness methodologies. Available for small tea ceremony + client rentals.