SLURP is a shared QPOC- centered art studio space in West Oakland run by Claire Staples and Ginger Sofina Espice since 2016. Over the years it has provided affordable studio space to a number of Oakland artists and musicians, hosted two gallery shows, and been a creative safe space for gathering. Claire has worked to transform the space from an open cinderblock room: building gallery walls, partitions, and storage space to make 8 spaces for artists studios and a small common area. She collects the rent, makes improvements and repairs when needed, and fills the spaces with new artists as they come and go.
SLURP front wall painted by Jade Ariana and Angel Castellon