Vessel is a space where artists and art lovers journey together. It is a conduit through which ideas can pass from person to person. Vessel is committed to developing long-term relationships with emerging and mid-career artists of varied voices who reveal individuation and distinction. Curator, Lonnie Lee is concerned with the artist's life's work pursued over time with increasing concentration and singularity. Vessel strives to exhibit diverse programming and above all be a destination gallery where discoveries are endless.
Vessel was originally launched in 2004 and has been in its current location in Oakland since May of 2010. Occupying a renovated, early century structure that formerly housed the horses of the Oakland fire department, Vessel Gallery presents 2D and 3D artworks and artisan jewelry from emerging and mid-career artists locally, regionally, and internationally.