Betti Ono welcomes acclaimed international artist, Damon Davis, as first-ever virtual artist in residence. New Public Mural & Augmented Reality Experience Unveiled Oct 2, 2020

Betti Ono is proud to welcome St. Louis based artist, Damon Davis, as our first-ever virtual artist-in-residence. Davis’ mural, Libation, installed on the facade of Betti Ono, is paired with an augmented reality experience, The Libation Tapestry, both will be unveiled TONIGHT Fri, Oct 2, from 4-7 pm PST at the opening ceremony for The Spaces We’re In. About Libation…

Interview with Zoe Boston

Today, we talk about being a survivor and healing with @Zoeadiahboston a visual artist, singer and muse for Rachel Wolfe’s (aka @wolfe_.pack) mural outside of Betti Ono. Last month, we interviewed Rachel and wanted to hear more from her muse. Zoe, thank you for sharing your art and story. Our mission is to amplify the…

Betti Ono Presents ‘The Voice Behind the Art’

The release of ‘The Voice Behind the Art’ featuring Rachel Wolfe Goldsmith aka @wolfe_.pack is here! Following the incident surrounding the muralist that created the Breonna Taylor mural, an organic campaign was born around the prioritization of women’s safety and wellness. Rachel’s decision to paint Zoe was not only coincidental, but a timely response to…

A Call from Baldwin: Why Our Initiative Invokes “The Fire Next Time”

James Baldwin transcended literature to become a cultural icon in a world hostile to people who are Black, gay, and exponentially moreso to people who are both. He pioneered much of the conversation in America about race and identity, and his fierce fidelity for seeking and speaking the truth continues to inspire the work we…

Our Story

Betti Ono is an experimentally minded space for art + culture + community headquartered in Oakland, California. Founded in 2010, we are 100% Black women led and operated.

Wakanda Dream Lab Welcomes the Diaspora Home

Inspired by the invention and cultural foresight of Wakanda, Wakanda Dream Lab weaves together movement building and pop culture to inspire Black Oaklanders to define what liberation looks like. As artists in residence for Betti Ono’s The Fire Next Time: A Call & Response, this collective will launch “Black Future. Black Freedom. Black Oakland.” on…