Interdisciplinary Art Studios, Art Facilities, Community Print Shop, and Art Gallery

About Compound Studios

The COMPOUND Gallery & Studios was established in 2008 by two artists with a love for art and community.  We were voted Best Art Hang Out 2012 and Best Art Complex 2015 by the East Bay Express!

The Oakland Campus:
Located in the Golden Gate district of North Oakland, our complex houses private studios, benches, and lockers with facilities in: printmaking, letterpress, etching, screen printing, laser cutting, 3D printing, wood shop, ceramic lab, metal shop, sew lab, additional lounge, and huge common space. We have an outdoor covered courtyard, several outdoor work areas, a garden, and a large parking lot for our artists. Please see our equipment page for a list of all equipment available 24/7 to our artists. Our studios are real workspaces for professional and emerging artists and we consider our robust facilities a school without the "school". Our art community is unparalleled and we are a safe inclusive environment for everyone.

The Emeryville Print Shop:

Located in the same building as our gallery, the Print Shop specializes in letterpress printing and boasts a large collection of movable wood type.  We also have an etching press, and screen printing equipment.  Artists who are members can have 24/7 access to the print shop.

The Gallery:
Our Gallery features contemporary artworks in a variety of media.  The building also is the home to our Art Shop, our Artcade, the Admiral Dot Miniature Gallery, and the Hi-Fructose Micro Mega Store!

COVID-19 UPDATE:  The following protocol are in place: 
  • Masks must be worn in common areas 
  • Automated thermometer check at all entry points
  • Hand sanitizer provided at entry points and throughout the building
  • Social distancing is enforced when in the buildings
  • 3 Commercial Air Scrubbers are installed throughout the buildings
  • All equipment must be wiped down after use
  • Cleaning solution (CDC approved) provided throughout the buildings

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