WE ARE COMMUNITY BUILDERS AND PLACEMAKERS
PLACEMAKING MEETS VENUE MANAGEMENT
Oakland Venue Management has pioneered a model that combines thoughtful community engagement with proven venue management practices to support Oakland events that attract visitors, increase opportunities for small business owners and promotes the culture in our town.
An essential part of our business model is intentionally creating inclusive solutions for venue operators that speak directly to the unique characteristics of communities in Oakland and East Bay. We work hard to achieve our goals of positive community impact through thoughtful community engagement, partnership, and strategic networking.
We are actively seeking clients with special event venues in the East Bay and surrounding areas. Our team will visit your facility to assess and discuss how we can help transform your space and make it an asset to the community.
WHAT IS PLACEMAKING?
Placemaking is both a philosophy and a practical process for transforming public spaces.
Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design, and management of public and private spaces.
Placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.
WHAT IS VENUE MANAGEMENT?
Venue management includes activities or duties related to the operations of buildings such as performance theaters, concert halls, sports arenas, conference centers, and hotels.
Think of us as an extension of your team. We are on-site and work in-house to manage your facility and to transform the event experience for your guests and the community. We are here to help manage your venue space from beginning to end.
LOOKING FOR A VENUE IN DOWNTOWN OAKLAND?
What is the Flight Deck?
The Flight Deck is a collaborative arts space and performance venue in Downtown Oakland that features a theater, lobby/gallery, rehearsal studio, and co-working office. The Flight Deck hosts performances of all types, gallery shows, rehearsals, classes for youth and adults, and a membership program. The Flight Deck was created and is managed by host company Ragged Wing Ensemble, and is home to several other arts organizations and individual artists. The Flight Deck has hosted thousands of performances, rehearsals, classes, meetings and special events.
Art Deco in the Heart of Oakland
Built in 1926, the 7,500-square-foot California Ballroom showcases a majestic high gold leaf ceiling, as well as a large stage with curtains and spotlights and a sizable dance floor. An invitation to this impressive Art Deco landmark — just a few blocks from picturesque Lake Merritt — is an occasion to look forward to.
Building strong relationships in the community is our main goal.
Designed with versatility in mind, 1544 Events can accommodate events ranging from corporate meetings and conferences, trade shows, product launches, auctions, screenings, performances to weddings, intimate receptions, private parties and more