Cricket Engine Gallery, a collective of artists. Cricket Engine is in a former infirmary for the original shipyard in the early 1900’s.
Lexa Walsh, public art, installation,                              sculpture & gallery curator
Mary Mortimer, sculpture
Jake Pieprzyl, storage arts
Henry Boyle, industrial design
Cynthia Handel, sculpture
Artists emeritus
Shalene Valenzuela, ceramics, sculpture
John Casey, drawing and sculpture
www.CricketEngine.org

Anne Austin Studio, artist, instructor, curator, graduate of California College of Arts and Crafts
www.anneaustinstudios.com

John Colle Rogers, artist, sculptor, graduate
of California College of Arts and Crafts
www.johnko.biz

Performance Structures, design and build company with a strong technological capability; background in the entertainment industry and the fine arts, with emphasis in unusual structures and sophisticated precision metal fabrication.  Recent installation: Anish Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate” in Millennium Park, Chicago.
http://www.performancestructures.com

Weber & Co., restoration of classic wood boats for 45 years.  Judge at Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance.
Charles M. Weber, Jr., Proprietor.
510-444-8541

Brian Theriault, musician, violin maker, woodworker, sailor, solo artist who performs with Fun With Finnoula and Starboard Watch and, occasionally, Michael McNevin (photo right) .
http://www.myspace.com/modalmechanic

Courtland Designs Framing.   Museum- and gallery-quality frames and framing.  Sonja Marjouau, proprietor.  510-830-6886.

Dog City Salvage.  Specializing in antiques and collectibles.  Bud Brown, proprietor.   Bud is the unofficial "mayor" of 4-1/2 Avenue.
510-978-1245

Oakland All-Craft sells canoes and kayaks and rents kayaks.  Joe Brigandi, Proprietor, is a professional musician and great chef who often cooks for the neighborhood.
www.oaklandallcraft.com

Stewart Port, artist, nationally recognized luthier
http://www.home.earthlink.net/~stewballsparlor

Rube Waddell, quartet performing their own breed of modern American music, mixing blues, gospel, country, American, Irish Folk, punk rock, comic Vaudeville, German theater, Mexican banda, mid-Eastern and Asian ditties into a raw junkyard stew stirred by their varied array of traditional and homemade instruments.
http://www.rubewaddell.org

Meet the Neighbors
The story goes:   In 1963, as JW was about to sign documents to acquire the Fifth Avenue Point property , his wife Barbara said "we should look for some  artists to come down here."