Palette offers an array of activities for the community to enjoy including quarterly art exhibitions held in the Palette Gallery and artisan-led workshops. Events are open to the public.
We offer an array of activities for the community to enjoy including quarterly art exhibitions held in the Palette Gallery and artisan-led workshops. Events are open to the public, however for ticketed events we encourage purchasing tickets in advance as space is limited.
Events are added regularly so be sure to sign up for our newsletter to learn about new offerings.
pEATER! features illustrations, sculptures, photographic works and more from Palette's chef and owner, Peter J. Hemsley. The works celebrate the history, humor and personal experience of a chef's career spent in the kitchen and exploring the natural world's connection to food. In the show, Peter asks questions like "What if you go bowling for Coq au Vin?" and the answers he finds might just change the way you think about food.
The Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday, 12PM-8PM. Mondays by appointment.
Come join us for specialty cocktail, savory & sweet bites, conversation, pEATER! art installation and entertainment @BettyFresas and @sirchrisss92. Let's get together to celebrate inclusion, diversity, and community.
FREE Happy Hour Wednesday June 26th 5pm -7pm. Space is limited to the first 50 guests. RSVP required. So let's have a drink, schmooze, and celebrate diversity & love while hanging with other like minded peers toasting to the start of 2019 PRIDE Festivities.
Cheers to PRIDE. We look forward to hosting you!
With Andrew M. Kontrabecki
The Pinching technique is one of, if not the oldest methods in the world by which Humans have made Ceramic Vessels. Students will be shown how to modify this technique in order to create a simple piece
Students will take away a handheld personal ceramic piece. A ceramic implement that could be extremely versatile, used for everything from soup, beverages and dried goods.
As house ceramist, Andrew leads the ceramics program at Palette, creating wares with Chef Peter for the Restaurant and Shop.
with Megan Bre Camp of Summer Solace
June 21st marks the longest day of the year and heralds the start of the beloved summer season: summer solstice. The summer solstice presents another opportunity for us to celebrate joy and add some sunshine to our lives. Palette Shop invites you to discover our special summer products, featuring Summer Solace Tallow.
Summer Solace is a beautiful slow body care movement artisan line of ethical and sustainable organic tallow balms, soaps, and candles handcrafted in Oakland, California with local ingredients from Northern California. Sustainable, deeply nourishing, the brand is established since May 2014 by Megan Bre Camp. Get to know the maker behind this beautiful brand and celebrate the beginning of a nourishing summer!
with Andrew M. Kontrabecki
The Pinching technique is one of, if not the oldest methods in the world by which Humans have made Ceramic Vessels. Students will be shown how to modify this technique in order to create a simple scoop.
Students will take away a handheld personal ceramic scoop. This type of ceramic implement is extremely versatile. They can be used for everything from soup, beverages and dried goods.
After students finish the workshop they will receive a reward for all of their hard work. Enjoy Palette’s house made ice cream in the Palette Scoops designed by Chef Peter and Andrew.
CELEBRATING THE CREATIVITY OF WOMEN MAKERS
with Laura Brennen Bissell of Inconnu Wines
with Aline Dazogbo + Lorena Idrovo of Palette
with artist Kelley O'Leary
Spend the evening sharing stories and wisdom with some incredible women makers. Meet new friends around our grand Gallery table. Talk, laugh, and pass the wine!
Dinner Party Tickets include:
6:00 - 6:30PM Reception and hors d'oeuvres
6:30PM Family Style Dinner + Dessert
all served with Laura's Inconnu and Lalalu wines!
$80 per person
With Artist Mina Yegani
Spend the afternoon with us and learn resourceful art and painting techniques with artist Mina Yegani. Whether you’re looking for painting lessons for beginners or tips to improve as an artist, embark on a journey of priming, staining, brushwork basics, and playing with colors; mix the paint and reveal the artist in you! All necessary supplies will be provided. Let our expert painting instructor guide you through the steps to create a canvas that is dynamic in color and full of texture. In oil, acrylic or watercolors, bring home your very own piece of art!
with Amy Torgeson
Spend the evening learning the simple and satisfying art of block printing. The technique is perfect for creating bold and simple designs and the readily available tools and non-toxic inks make it an easy method for printing at home. At the end of the workshop, you'll leave with your own designed and carved rubber block, several prints and the knowledge and skills to explore this centuries-old method on your own.
Join us for An Evening with the Artists of our current exhibition AS YOU SEE IT.
AS YOU SEE IT is an exhibition featuring the work of Bay Area artists Juliette Choné and Kelley O’Leary. This collection of work explores the concept of perception and our visual digestion of the world around us, posing questions related to self-awareness and blurred boundaries, as influenced by culture, society and our environment.
Juliette Choné's work, at the same time critical and poetic, questions the concepts of nature and culture, and more specifically, the limits between humans and nature, through the notion of non-separation and metamorphosis. Her art shows a world where boundaries tend to disappear and humans search for their lost animality.
Kelley O’Leary’s work explores interior emotional states and place, blurring the boundaries between individuals and their environments. She asks, “how are these seemingly separate entities intrinsically united?”
Friday May 10th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
with Palette Shop
Everyone loves to receive gifts, with Mothers’ day just around the corner, open the celebration Friday evening and get ready to surprise her with unique handmade gifts. Palette Shop is happy to help you pick a meaningful gift that she would love.
Bites from the Palette menu along with wine pairing will be included in the event.
with Kelley O’Leary
In this workshop, artist Kelley O'Leary will demonstrate an image transfer technique to print patterns on clothing. We will be printing on fabric, but the technique learned can translate to many other materials, including paper, textiles and wood. Students will leave with an original hand printed outfit!
with Andrew M. Kontrabecki
The Pinch Pot technique is one of, if not the oldest method in the world by which humans have made ceramic vessels. This ancient technique allows the tea bowl creator to displace clay from the interior of the mass and move it out from the center in order to create volume. In this workshop, students will create a handheld personal tea bowl that can be used for warm or cold beverages.
with Sasha Duerr
Create a seasonal color palette from an abundance of waste and weeds. Inspired by recipes from Sasha’s latest book Natural Color you will learn to make a full range of natural dyes from by-products of your favorite meal, farmer’s market, or even ingredients found in your very own backyard or urban sidewalk. In the world of design, often influenced by seasonal “color stories,” you’ll be awed and amazed at how easy it is to curate a truly unique and authentic color palette made entirely from local and seasonal sources.