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Art Jam is back for our third event!! Get ready for two and a half days of art, learning, creating, teaching, playing, exploring, and so so much more!!

Friday April 12th 5PM-9PM
Saturday April 13th 10AM-8PM
Sunday April 14th 10AM-4PM

2.5 full days of fun and jammin

Firehouse Projects, 815 Alice St. Oakland CA 94607

Art Jam is an annual multi-day transgender festival and art-making extravaganza!! Attendees share knowledge, try new things, build community and get silly in an environment that uplifts and affirms all gender identities, presentations and experiences. The weekend will also provide abundant opportunity for creative collaboration and connection. All participants are heartily encouraged to apply to lead their own classes, workshops, or demonstrations – we will provide whatever materials you need!

Who Can Attend
This event is open to trans and gender nonconforming artists of all skill levels and disciplines. It is run by transgender artists and open to anyone who self identifies as transgender or gender nonconforming. All attendees are expected to be respectful of all other attendees.

Who Is Organizing This Event
The Spooky Haus is a transgender/gender nonconforming artist cooperative and a fiscally sponsored project of Rock Paper Scissors Collective. Local to the East Bay, we work toward self realization and expression through collaborative art. We believe that the transgender experience is more than suffering; gender is art and beauty and love. As a community, we promote a sense of acceptance and social safety, providing a space that encourages exploration and experimentation of all kinds. This event is organized by Lior, Miriam and Nathaniel. You can reach us by emailing or DMing us on instagram!

Ok But Who’s Leading This Show?
Everyone who attends Art Jam has a say in how the event is run. Each attendee has the opportunity to lead a session, and the weekend’s schedule is shaped by what attendees want to jam about. For inspiration, some of the classes that are already in the works include screen printing, zine making and poetry. Applications to run sessions are due March 15th and we will confirm all sessions by March 30th. All materials and supplies will be provided for each workshop.

How Much Does It Cost?
$ Low Income $: this tier is for attendees who are less financially secure and have very little disposable income. $100

$$ Standard tier $$: this is our standard ticket price that covers costs associated with running the event $150

$$$ Supporter tier $$$: this tier supports us offering tickets to attendees for whom cost would be a barrier to attending. thank you!!! $200

$ Allies $ – Donate to Art Jam! Donations of $50 or more will receive an Art Jam t-shirt as a thank you for supporting your trans buddies.

$ Financial Hardship $ – If the low income ticket option still presents a financial barrier for you to attend Art Jam, please reach out to us by emailing We really want you to be there!

How To Jam
Fill out the attendee form. After you submit your form you’ll receive a link to purchase a ticket at your self-selected price range. If you’d like, you can include details about the session you would like to host in this initial attendee form. Don’t worry if you need time to think about it; we will send out a secondary form to apply to be a session leader. All applications for sessions are due by March 15. This will allow us time to build the schedule and purchase materials. As long as there is space available in the event, attendees may still register until the day of the event.

Accessibility and COVID-19 information
We are very excited to be able to host Art Jam at Firehouse Projects, a totally rad new event space in Oakland. It has a large indoor area and two courtyards which we’ll be using for meals and workshops! There are no stairs into the building and a short ramp into the courtyards. There is an accessible bathroom on premises. Firehouse is located three blocks from Lake Merritt Bart.

Attendees will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and do a rapid test before entering the space. We will be providing rapid tests for all attendees at the beginning of the event, please either take a rapid test the night before and bring it or take one in the courtyard before entering the space.  The space is large and well-ventilated and masking will be optional at the event after a rapid test is taken.

We are dedicated to making this event accessible for all attendees, and will be asking for accommodations such as dietary restrictions, interpretation needs, and mobility needs in the registration form. Please don’t hold back and let us know if you have any concerns so we can solve it together.

A Note About Food: Food provided during the event will be by default vegetarian, please let us know about any dietary restrictions or allergies.

Cancellation Policy
We will not be providing refunds except in the case of a positive COVID-19 test or known COVID-19 exposure within 12 days before the event. Please contact us at you are unable to attend for any other extenuating circumstance.

More Questions?

Check out Our FAQ!

Can’t come? Want to support us? Making a donation helps us put on this event and supports offering low and no income attendee tickets!