The Museum of Children's Arts was originally founded in 1989 around the idea that creative, curious children build stronger communities. MOCHA continues to serve East Bay schools and neighborhoods today, teaching children as young as 18 months to channel creative energy while developing self-confidence and critical-thinking skills.
MOCHA's mission is most apparent during open-studio times, which allow parents and children to work together and experiment with painting or creating traditional folk art. A teaching artist is on hand to provide guidance, assistance, and lectures on the differences between Rococo and Impressionistic landscapes. Although these hands-on experiences are an integral part of the museum, MOCHA also invites visitors to peruse its community-inspired exhibitions, such as its displays of original pieces created by students of the Oakland Unified School District.
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Create your own food and beverage pairing at Eli's Mile High Club, a local bar and restaurant.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Eli's Mile High Club.
For those who love to shake it, hit the bar dance floor and show off some of your best moves.
Volume at this bar can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
The weeknight rush is in full force at Eli's Mile High Club, so anticipate a wait if you go after work.
With meters and potential tickets, you'll thank us for our onsite parking!
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Eli's Mile High Club.
For a no-frills watering hole, Cafe Van Kleef is a great spot to kick back.
Enjoy a refreshing beverage from the full bar at Cafe Van Kleef.
Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine.
Weekends are when crowds really head to Cafe Van Kleef, so plan accordingly.
Make use of the ample parking near Cafe Van Kleef.
Cafe Van Kleef offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Cafe Van Kleef s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
Are you ready for unforgettable moments of theater? If so, then ABCo Art Space in Oakland has all the shows for you.
If a bite's all you're after, then you'll want to stop by this museum for a delicious fill of their home-cooked food.
This museum welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at ABCo Art Space.
Amp up your evening with some music — live bands or a DJ often perform here.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you're in Oakland, the beautiful pieces on display at Glama -Rama Hair Salon are a must-see for art lovers.
Check out the restaurant at this museum for a delicious meal.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this museum — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Experience fine art at this highly rated art museum and go home with more knowledge about various forms of art.
For those that appreciate the finer things, be sure to explore the artwork at Oakland's Creative Framing.
Check out this museum's restaurant, where you can stay for lunch or grab your meal to go.
Tots are more than welcome to hang with their parents at this museum.
Bring your furry friend along for a delicious meal at Creative Framing.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the museum's Woodminster Ln location offers nearby street parking.