Help Keep Art in Oakland Alive


Oakland art gallery MOCO, a vital and exciting venue for visual and performing art outside the mainstream, turned one last Sunday.

Unfortunately, there was no celebration: a few days earlier, the gallery’s owner, Eli Reyes, was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run attack that broke her femur and landed her in intensive care.

Reyes is stable and in rehab, but the medical bills threaten to derail both her future and MOCO’s.

You can read more details and donate here to help sustain the gallery as an intercultural, queer-friendly space for “the uncommon, the unheard, the sometimes-artists, the outsiders.”

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →