Community Institutions for the Arts
Spark visits with arts organizations that have been supporting the Bay Area art community for decades and the people that keep them alive.
Founded in 1973, Ashkenaz is an East Bay music and culture venue that specializes in live roots music and international folk dancing every night of the week.
Every summer since 1967, Harriet and Jim Schlader have produced and directed classic American musical theater for the Woodminster Summer Musicals in Oakland's Joaquin Miller Park.
Then head south to Santa Cruz's Kuumbwa Jazz Center, celebrating its 28th year as the West Coast's oldest year-round jazz performance venue and education center.
This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.
Head down to Berkeley, where Ashkenaz has become a hub of the folk music and dance community.
Meet Jim and Harriet Schlader, who've been filling the Oakland hills with the sound of the Woodminster Summer Musicals.
Catch John Scofield in performance at Santa Cruz's Kuumbwa Jazz Center.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Summer Fun Adventures
This summer, KQED is partnering with tons of fun places in the Bay Area offering exciting adventures and special savings when you show your MemberCard.
KQED's Hot Summer Days and Night Guide
Our critics pick for the season's best concerts, books, movies, outdoor plays, visual arts and more.