Welcome to Starchild Enterprise!
I am Traci Bartlow.
Based in Oakland, California, Starchild Enterprise is the umbrella company for my many creative endeavors. There are 3 enterprises Starchild houses.
1. Dance I am a Praise dancer, conduit of the African diaspora. From Lindy Hop to Hip Hop I speak black dance. My passion is documenting and preserving black dance and culture.
2. Guest House Founded in 2008 B-Love's Guest House is boutique hotel in West Oakland, California with an art gallery and urban garden. As the owner and operator, this guest house is based on my holistic lifestyle of wellness and creativity.
3. Photography Premiering in the summer of 2022, Oakland Picture Lady: Tales of a 90's Girl is an exhibition of fine art photographs, collages, and short stories from my days as a Hip Hop photojournalist from 1992 - 1999. This exhibit is on display at B-Love's Guest House, a lovely victorian mini mansion in West Oakland. For tickets click here.
A portion of Ms. Bartlow's photography collection will be on view April - June 2023 at the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville, Tennessee.