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Free Art in 3 Oakland Public Libraries

MOCHA offers FREE weekly art workshops at five Oakland Public Library branches as part of LEAP (Library Education and Art Program).

Days, Times & Locations

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81st Library





Art Workshops

Workshops are led by our teaching artists and are …

NEW Open Studio Format

Days & Times

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
10:00am – 1:00pm

Open Studio is a drop-in program and MOCHA does not take reservations for participation.

Learn more about visiting MOCHA and Open Studio.


$5 per person for adults & children (children 2 years and under are free)

For discounts and other benefits, purchase a …

We’re Closed February 6-10

MOCHA will closed on Friday, January 20, 2017 for the Inauguration.

We will also have our facilities closed the week of February 6-10, 2017 as we will be getting our space ready for the unveiling of our NEW Open Studio format.

We will be debuting the Imagine Lab, Creativity Zone, The Great Wall of Paint, …

Open Studio Closed Last Two Saturdays of the Year

Open Studio will be CLOSED the last two Saturdays of the year, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve (December 24th and December 31st) . We hope you enjoy the holidays!…

Ben Tyson- Namesake at MOCHA

The Namesake at MOCHA

As an intern in the Marketing department at the Museum of Children’s Arts I was excited to collaborate on the development of MOCHA’s Big Read program. Upon hearing about the project I began reading The Namesake and found it to be a very interesting and well written story that put me …