471 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
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About Us

Vessel is a unique and historic space, one of Oakland’s very few standing turn-of-the-century horse stables. The gallery has been remodeled into an arts gallery that combines unparalleled charm, character, and modern rustic architectural experimentation. 

For your next event, rent our beautiful two-story space, located in downtown Oakland’s arts district. Our charming gallery has spacious accommodations, an urban rooftop garden, and a street level gallery space for more intimate gatherings. Perfect for receptions, weddings, cocktail parties, fundraisers, day retreat workshops. concerts, lectures, book signings or any rites of passage. 

Lonnie Lee envisioned a new use for this building, her second iteration of Vessel. Vessel Gallery establishes its use for art gallery exhibitions in what is now known as downtown Oakland, California’s burgeoning arts and entertainment districts. Many of the original details like the tongue and groove wood ceiling and floors remain. Vessel transforms the use of this charming historic turn-of-the-century building into a unique gallery space to enjoy art, leisure, and the outdoors which includes a wonderful rooftop urban garden. 

Vessel Gallery is situated amidst Oakland’s downtown district known as Uptown, where The Fox Theatre, Paramount Theatre, and 19th Street BART station, are just blocks away. The gallery regularly participates in the First Friday’s monthly art walk, attended by flocks of local and visiting art collectors and enthusiasts. 


Languages Spoken
Guest Capacity
Up to 100
Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 100
Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 100
Reception Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 100
Reception Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 100
Onsite Venue Services
Outside Alcohol AllowedOutside Catering Allowed
Venue Style
RusticUnusual / AlternativeVintage / Retro
Venue Type
BarnMuseum / Gallery