Betti Ono is an experimentally minded space for art + culture + community headquartered in Oakland, California. We are 100% Black women led and operated, dedicated to amplifying the work and voices of under-represented artists. Our vision and creative practice embodies the bold, curious and unapologetic spirit of our name-sakes Betti Mabry Davis and Yoko Ono. We value art making as a form and function of activism, self-determination, community transformation and cultural resilience. We celebrate the culture of everyday people and focus our core work on participation, accessibility and inclusivity.
Inspired by the invention and cultural foresight of Wakanda, Wakanda Dream Labs artist residency weaves together movement building and pop culture to inspire Black Oaklanders to define what liberation looks like.