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Frank Bette Center for the Arts

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Address: 1601 Paru St., Alameda, CA 94501
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+1 510-523-6957

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Nice local artist gallery

Only open later in the week. Local artwork and exhibits, enjoyed our visit here. Staff were friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the area.

Reviewed 6 days ago
New Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only open later in the week. Local artwork and exhibits, enjoyed our visit here. Staff were friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the area.

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Alameda, California
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Nice to see the different artists work. I did not care for some of it personally but it was nicely done and the center is nice. At the time I visited this location, I was the only one in the gallery. But they have lots of activities that go on and there is always busy work around the gallery. Staff... More 

Thank Beverley M
Alameda, California
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Revolving collection of art by local professional artists, all at reasonable prices. Wide variety of media and subjects. Lots of local scenes from the annual Plein Aire festival. Classes in many media:One day or several weeks Beautiful aprons & quilted specialties. paper boxes, wood turned & ceramic bowls. LOTS of creativity. Something for the entire family.

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Alameda, California
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

This place is truly a labor of love. Run by volunteers (after the stellar Debra Owen stepped down as paid administrator), it continues on through sheer strength of will, careful management, and generous donations. Frank Bette donated this yellow Edwardian house when he died, in hope of a place for "creative doings". As a consummate artist, painter, and craftsman, Frank... More 

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