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Omi Arts

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"Omi" means Water, it is Essential. Natural. Necessary.

Omi Arts is an award-winning platform and project space for producing material/media and ongoing interactive programming for artisans, theorists, creative entrepreneurs, and students to feature diverse voices and genres that are artistically and socially relevant. Past projects have included The Sweetwater Sessions Black Writers Salon, the Breaking the Silence Town Hall on Girls & Women of Color, the “Grits & Greens” FAT Breakfast Salon, and the “Art & Race” Conference. Originally launched in 2013 as a social practice art gallery (formally known as Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland), Omi Arts creative arts practice (CAP) pedagogy intentionally nourishes partnerships between creatives, businesses, institutions and the public and hosts one (1) non-paid CAP Artist In Residency per calendar year at Ashara Ekundayo Gallery. Omi Arts is a the 501c3 arm of AECreative, LLC and is a fiscally sponsored project of The Alliance for Arts, Media & Culture.