Oakland Bar SomaR Hosts the Work of Youth Empowerment Artist K-Dub

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Popular Oakland bar SomaR is now featuring the artwork of Keith Williams, known as K-Dub, who incorporates conscious messages and imagery of inner-city lifestyles and social issues into his work.

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It is my primary goal is to have young people see positive images that can help transform their sense of self esteem while inspiring positive contributions throughout communities and the world around them

Oakland bar SomaR is now showing work by Keith “K-Dub” Williams, a visual artist and arts educator who has created over 40 murals that grace inner city walls, halls, schools and community centers throughout South Central Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Francisco, and Oakland. Now his work can be appreciated his while enjoying happy hour specials at SomaR, the friendly, family-owned bar in Oakland.

“It is my primary goal is to have young people see positive images that can help transform their sense of self esteem while inspiring positive contributions throughout communities and the world around them,” said artist K-Dub.

Equally as impressive as K-Dub’s artwork is his dedication to educating youth in the arts. In addition to teaching at Mocha (Museum of Children’s Art) and Oakland High School, K-Dub co-founded Tha Hood Games, a skateboarding event for Oakland’s inner-city youth.

After years of creative, inspiring, non-violent Hood Games, K-Dub decided to help Oakland youth get their own skate park. He worked with the City of Oakland and local groups to secure deFremery Park in West Oakland as the location for Town Park, the first skate park in Oakland. SomaR is honored to partner with a momentous supporter of Oakland and the arts.

For more information about K-Dub’s artwork or the Oakland bar, call SomaR at (425) 675-8773, stop by the bar at 1727 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, or visit them on the web at http://www.somarbar-oakland.com.

About Keith “K-Dub” Williams
Born and raised in Los Angeles Keith ”K-Dub” Williams grew up creating art and soaking up the lively art community of Degnan Street in Leimert Park. K-Dub attended Cal-State University Long Beach where he received a BA in Art.

About SomaR Bar
Established in 2009, SomaR Bar is in an Oakland cocktail bar situated on Telegraph Avenue, one block away from the historic Fox Theater, in the heart of the up and coming Theater and Art District of Oakland. SomaR serves selected wines, beer, quality liquor, and signature cocktails; features local DJs, bands and artists; hosts mixers and sponsors causes close to their hearts. SomaR Bar is a family business that runs its business like a family, making sure whoever visits is comfortable and having a good time.

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