Estria and Nate1 along with 1:AM gallery are bringing you an action packed month.  Mark your calendars because this is one helluva month for Bay Area Graffiti…

Thursday September 30th, 6:00 – 9:30PM

THE CAN FILM FESTIVAL @ 1:AM Gallery- Opening Event for Estria’s “Come to Conquer” Graffiti Series

Featuring Dirty Hands, the Art and Life of David Choe and Beat Street.

There will be a special Skpe Q&A sesh with Dirty Hands filmmaker, Harry Kim. Get your questions ready and ask him what inspired him to do a documentary on the oh-so-talented, interesting-to-say-the-least David Choe.

Free Admission

Friday October 1st, 7:00 – 10:00PM

PECHA KUCHA @ Oaksterdam University (1600 Broadway Oakland, CA) –  Another kick off event for Estria’s “Come to Conquer” Graffiti Series

Pecha Kucha is a presentation format where speakers show 20 images, each for 20 seconds.  Estria has chosen the controversial topic of “Graffiti versus Street Art”.  The presenters include Estria, 1:AM Gallery, 808 Urban, Trust Your Struggle, Nicole Martinez and more!  The event is hosted by Weyland Southon of Hard Knock Radio and Jason Mateo.  DJ Sake One will be also on hand spinning the wheels of steel.

$10 donation at the door includes 2 drink tickets

21+ over, limited to 150 people

Sunday October 3rd, 11:00AM – 5:00PM

ESTRIA INVITATIONAL GRAFFITI BATTLE @ deFremery Park (1651 Adeline Street, Oakland, CA) – Who will reign king or queen this year?

20 of California’s most talented graffiti artists will compete in a live painting battle.  The contestants are Vogue TDK, the 2009 defending champion, Katch, Vyal One, Exra, Kier, King 157, Dime, Siloette, Prime 808, Lango, Wand, Jher… and more!  Always admired their work on the street?  Now is your chance to see them in action up close and personal.

The winner will be chosen by an esteemed panel of judges that include: Per One FX, Nate1 MPC, Crayone TWS, and Estria TOP.

Free Family Event

Friday, October 8th, 4:00 – 8:00PM: 6th Street Art Walk

1:AM Gallery is part of “2 Blocks of Art” organized by Urban Solutions

In conjunction with the Central Market Arts Festival (September 24 – October 17, 2010), the “2 Blocks of Art” art walk will take place on Friday, October 8th from 4-8 pm. Fifteen local artists will exhibit in galleries, public spaces, and businesses along Sixth Street between Market and Howard. Restaurants, bars, and nightclubs along the way are offering discounted food and drink specials during the event.

A map of featured artists and locations will be coming soon. You can also visit or call 415.553.4433 x115 for more information.

Saturday October 16th, 5:30 – 8:00PM:

The Classics” Closing Reception @ 1:AM Gallery

We got some special treats for you to close this awesome throwback exhibition.  Auction, fundraiser, graffiti legends and so much more!  Special guest speaker, Spie, will break it down on what Bay Area graffiti is all about.  Be ready for him to drop some knowledge on ya… He usually gives presentations at schools, universities and even the De Young Museum!

Free Family Event