E’ville: City Where Art Flourishes | SFGate

Published On March 2, 2012 | By Rob Arias | Arts & Culture, Commentary, In the Neighborhood, News & Commentary

Emeryville, an industrial center that languished for years, changed its image in the 1990s by becoming an arts center. In the early 20th century, the city was also known for its gambling houses, speakeasies, racetracks and brothels. In recent years, Emeryville not only cleaned up its industrial areas but also welcomed companies such as Pixar Animation Studios and biotech and software firms. In 1990, the city approved an Art in Public Places program, and, since then, the arts have flourished | Read More »

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is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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