Traci Bartlow has been called a community healer. A native of Oakland, California, she is a multi-faceted performance and visual artist who has used her love of dance to expand her creative and leadership skills.
Ms. Bartlow is a longstanding, devoted contributor to many social and creative movements in the Bay Area, and is one of the founders of Eastside Cultural Center, a building in East Oakland owned and operated by artists and activists of color.
Traci Bartlow owns and operates B-Love’s Guest House in West Oakland which features a garden, gallery, and performance space. Ms.Bartlow is currently developing Oakland Picture Lady: Tales of a 90s Girl, a photography exhibition with stories of her days as a hip-hop photojournalist in the 1990s.