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Elida’s Art at the Autumn Lights Festival

Join us at the 2nd Annual Autumn Lights Festival!  Elida will be displaying another one of her wonderful pieces for two magical nights.

The Festival benefits the Gardens at Lake Merritt from 6pm – 10pm on Friday and Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2013!

Imagine several acres of garden illuminated with amazing and enchanting art installations created by local Bay Area artists. Electric fireflies flickering in the trees, glowing waterfalls, a flock of interactive books, a Polynesian Paradise with hand-crafted tiki lanterns and hula girls projected on palm trees. Live fire performers light the night while music and sound installations surprise at every turn on the garden paths lit with hundreds of luminarias. Attendees are invited to  dress in their most interesting illuminated garden attire.

• Lighted art, fire, and sound installations by Local Bay Area Artists
• Food, Beer & Wine
• Artist’s Museum Store

Tickets are here:

Autumn Lights Festival 2018 – Garden Entry Plaza Project

30th Anniversary Party

Thanks for joining us for a great celebration of our 30 years on Grand Avenue in Oakland. In case you couldn’t join us here are a few images of a fun day.

Showing New Works by Elida

For those of you who came to my show at Tech Liminal and ProArts Open Studio, it was great to see you.  Your wonderful support has inspired me to start a variety of new works. What I learned from you is that you particularly like the assemblage and sculpture.  Here’s one of the new pieces, which is hanging in our  store

Rotarians come back for more!

 Galleria Scola had the pleasure once again of hosting a Brown Bag lunch for members of Oakland Rotary #3. Each year, owners of local businesses volunteer to host Rotarians and acquaint them with what services each business offers and anything else of interest to the members.

This year Elida Scola regaled her small troupe with stories of how different types of art are made: etching, engraving, lithograph, silkscreen, as well as methods of restoring artwork and frames. A couple of folks also picked her brain for options in framing unusual pieces such as tapestries and 3-dimensional objects.

Micah demonstrating mat cutting
Micah demonstrating mat cutting
learning how to hinge artwork
learning how to hinge artwork

 hinging art

examining materials
examining materials


Have you ever looked up when you come into the shop? There are 2 floors above us with balconies. The Aubergine awning is down but Elida, Jennifer and Micah are still inside Galleria Scola waiting to see your smiling faces and your latest framing projects. Two weeks ago Dennis of Cameron Construction started a deck repair for us and found lots of dry rot. Yuck. So now our facade will be deconstructed and replaced. The old siding will go back on and our Awning right after that. Did you actually think I was going to tell you I had a facelift?