2016 QFW Venue


All of Queer Fashion Week will be held at the Venue Event Center: 420 14th St, in Oakland.  Venue Oakland is one of Oakland’s most prestigious and historic buildings. Built originally in the 1920’s as an Elks Lodge, Venue has been remodeled and re-branded as a popular event center and tourist destination offering clients a truly unique experience.

Located in the heart of Oakland Historical Downtown Theater District, this 24,000 square foot architectural landmark hosts every type of major event and performance from across the cultural spectrum.

Queer Fashion Week, the only event of its kind in the world, is excited to become part of the history of this gorgeously appointed venue.

Directions & Parking

By Public Transit

VENUE OAKLAND is located at 420 14TH Street on (between Broadway and Franklin streets) in Oakland/Historical Theater District. Venue is a short distance (approximately 200 feet) from the BART 12th St. station. Convenient AC Transit bus lines and all OverNight Bus routes.

By Car

From the East Bay: Take Interstate 880 and exit Broadway.  Get onto Broadway heading towards downtown. Turn right onto 14th Street.  Venue Event Center is located 420 14th Street (between Broadway and Franklin streets).

By Bicycle

Designated bicycle lanes travel downtown on 14th Street. Venue Oakland is located at 420 14th St. Oakland,CA . Dedicated bicycle racks are available.


There are a number of public parking garages in the area. The closest and largest garage is the Douglas Parking located at 1420 Franklin Street (between 14th and 15th streets).