Sights & Sounds LIVE! is a part of, KALW's arts coverage project that aims to shine a light on creators in Bay Area communities that are often mis- or under-represented in the media. Through community events featuring dance, music, storytelling, and visual art – as well as multimedia presentations based on arts reporting from KALW’s newsmagazine Crosscurrents – we celebrate grassroots creativity and build new connections within and beyond these communities.
In partnership with many local community organizations, KALW has produced and presented several Sights & Sounds LIVE! events in San Francisco and the East Bay over the past few years. For the 2018 – 2019 season, Sights & Sounds Live! Will be principally focused in East Oakland, forging partnerships with local community organizations to bring attention to the arts and culture of the distinct neighborhoods between Lake Merritt & San Leandro.
Sights & Sounds LIVE! is made possible by the generous support of the California Arts Council.