Boasting a completely renovated 6,000 sq. ft space with 19 ft ceilings on the second floor of a 90,000 sq. ft warehouse shared with other artist spaces and creative businesses, Faultline Artspace in the Fruitvale neighborhood opened its doors the public the weekend of May 12th, proving what amazing things can be accomplished within Oakland neighborhoods. The furniture materials were donated by local carpenters, the walls furbished by the builders on site, and the space itself was reportedly found on Craigslist. Faultline includes a gallery where monthly exhibitions are planned to take place, an 850 sq ft screen printing room, and also a 800 sq ft. life drawing room with a flood of light from the floor to ceiling multi-paned factory windows.
Currently, the space is occupied (but with vacancies) by a collective comprised of Oakland artists Thomas Christopher Haag, Ryan McJunkin, Madeline Tonzi, Felicia Galbadon, Clare Szydlowski, and David Polka. During the opening reception, their works and works by local artist Ernest Doty made up the first gallery exhibition. The murals along the corridor just outside the doorways in the process throughout the night are by local artists like GATS and Cannon Dill.