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This is not your grandma’s crafting class; we’re taking holiday decor to a whole new level.


Saturday, Dec. 16th 2023 7-10 pm Berkeley Art House 2905 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA

Join us for Rising From The Ashes; a benefit concert for our Building Repair Fund. Drinks! Food! Live Music! You won’t want to miss it!

As many know, our treasured home on Lake Merritt has suffered damage from two fires. Your attendance and contributions will directly support the final stages of our reconstruction efforts.

With your generous support, we will reach our goal of not only rebuilding but revitalizing our beloved venue, infusing it with a renewed sense of purpose and vibrancy for the whole community. ‘Rising from The Ashes’ is more than just a concert; it is a testament to the unwavering spirit of resilience that unites us all.

Junior Center News

The Junior Center of Art and Science Slated to Return to Lake Merritt Home in Spring 2024!

Our beautiful home on the shores of Oakland’s Lake Merritt was damaged by two separate fires over the last year, causing us to relocate to a new temporary home. Our programs continue uninterrupted, and we have increased the number of public school classroom residencies and after school offerings over the last year. 

Building rehabilitation has been going well and we anticipate an even brighter future for our programs.  Currently we are operating out of our temporary headquarters located at 1224 Harrison St in Oakland’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. We look forward to continuing our 65 plus year commitment of providing quality arts and sciences engagements to deserving youth.

In community,

The Junior Center Team

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] and someone from our team will contact you soon!