RBA Creative in the Laurel District of Oakland, California expands its outdoor space to safely accommodate more artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Online PR News – 02-September-2020 – Oakland, California – RBA Creative, a fine art gallery, photography studio, and co-working small business that supports local artists with space to exhibit and sell their work, desk space for creative entrepreneurs, and studio space for photographers, announced today that it has augmented its business with an outdoor, COVID-19 ready co-working environment that will also double as an extra space for photography shoots. This is in addition to the indoor space they already have. The expansion adheres to COVID-19 safety protocols, making it possible to avail safe space for creatives to work and gather safely, boosting the local creative economy which has been severely impacted by the pandemic. With the RBA Creative outdoor co-working space, artists and creative entrepreneurs can now continue to be productive and network to improve their economic opportunities. The outdoor space is located at 3718 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94619.
RBA Creative is also launching its own branded online apparel store featuring tee shirts and accessories that underscore the importance of art to our local economy and the acknowledgment of artists as essential workers in an era of COVID-19 which has impacted the art community particularly hard. RBA Creative has also created an online store for their current exhibition members to sell originals and prints of their original works. Check http://www.rbacreative.com to see the art and sign up for their newsletter to find out when the apparel line launches.
“We recognize how deeply the art community has been impacted by the pandemic,” said Randolph Belle, co-owner of RBA Creative. “This is why it is crucial to offer our artists who are also essential workers, opportunities to sustain their work in a safe, open space.”
Belle and his wife Erica explained that too often art is seen as a luxury in hard times, but it is far more complex. RBA Creative endeavors to use its new apparel line to dispel outdated perceptions about art and replace them with truths and facts about how art contributes to the economy and society’s greater well-being. According to the husband and wife duo, art is everywhere- in every object imaginable.
According to Erica, “The practice of Art is not just enrichment. It gives us the capability to approach all facets of life with creativity and makes us more effective in all we do.”
About RBA Creative: RBA Creative is a fine art gallery, photography studio, and co-working small business that supports local artists with space to exhibit and sell their work; and desk space for creative entrepreneurs, and studio space for photographers. To learn more visit http://http://www.rbacreative.com.