A little Yelp from our sponsor friends!

There’s very few who have not heard of our popular Oakland sponsor – Yelp.

Yelp has been around for over 15 years as a growing business database for small and big businesses alike. Not only does it help business grow, it’s also been the no.1 go-to by user to check-out businesses in a new location or review a favorite coffee shop. So it’s no wonder, we were delighted to have them on board with us as our summer sponsor!

We had the opportunity to sit down with Emma W., Yelp’s East Bay Community Manager, and ask her a few questions about the best way users can utilize the Yelp platform in order to get discover and be discovered!



Q1) How can Yelp help small businesses like our participating makers get noticed by potential customers?

Yelp connects people with great local businesses! Creating or claiming a Yelp business page is one of the easiest ways potential customers discover your brand (and it’s completely free!). We offer a slew of free tools for business owners, such as providing your contact info, website, and business hours (which you can adjust anytime you’d like).

We believe Yelp provides a valuable service for business owners to market themselves based on the reputation they rightfully earn, and we’ve compiled a list of useful tips for them on how to do that effectively in Yelp’s Guide to Success.



Q2) What are best practices for using Yelp to explore new businesses and events?

We have just the thing! Yelp has a “Hot and New” search filter that will show you new and trending businesses in your neighborhood! It’s my favorite way to see what new shopping spots or restaurants are popping up in my community. We’re also testing out some exciting new functionality that will be announced soon. This new feature will totally revolutionize the way you interact with Yelp and how you discover your next go-to spots — stay tuned! Looking for local events? Head to anytime to explore happenings near you (or upload your local event to let fellow Yelpers know what you’re planning!).



Q3) How does Yelp stay up-to-date with the growing needs of small businesses?

Yelp’s product team is always working on new features to help solve business pain points. In fact, Yelp has been talking to all kinds of businesses to understand how we can better serve as a partner to local businesses. A suite of products that have come out of these conversations is business page upgrades. If you’re just starting out, or haven’t had an active Yelp business page, products like Business Highlights help demonstrate what makes your business special and why local customers should work with you!



Q4) Can you tell us one or two success story examples of a small businesses that have grown with the help of Yelp?

Absolutely! So many small businesses have found success growing their brands with the useful features that we offer. Rachel, co-owner of artisanal eatery Homage, says, “Yelp has been vital to our success! It has put our restaurant in front of thousands of people in such a short time! Their public and free platform has allowed customers to share their reviews of our food quickly and easily and people are able to read insights from others and be convinced to pay us a visit! We have had customers from as far as San Jose who have visited because of Yelp alone. As an added bonus hosting a Yelp Elite Event was a simple and painless way to gain many new customers in a short time. Our business would not have been able to gain as much public attention as quickly as it has without the help of Yelp!”

The creative folks over at upscale jewelry brand, Melissa Joy Manning, agree: “As a small business, tools that open a dialogue between ourselves, our customers, and the population at large are invaluable. It’s so great to have a community that believes in shopping locally, and Yelp gives us the visibility we need to connect with new people who share our ethos.”



Q5) Where can Yelpers find out more about Urban Air Market in San Francisco?

Did you know the Urban Air Market has its very own Yelp page?! If you haven’t stopped by before, be sure to bookmark Urban Air Market on Yelp! And if you’ve recently visited, you can always share your experience and photos on their page.




How SAVA – Our Oakland sponsor is changing the cannabis industry!

Sava: Women Supporting Women in Cannabis



Women have been involved in the cannabis industry for decades. As growers, as product formulators, as caregivers who provide it to loved ones in pain. As the green rush takes over and money pours into the cannabis industry – which has historically had a higher than average number of women founders and CEOs – we are seeing a decline of women in leadership positions. Sava is working to change that. 


As a women-founded and led company, Sava is committed to lifting up other women founders. That’s why half of the products on their platform are from women-owned brands. You can even sort by that value in their shop. 


Furthermore, their product selection is curated with women in mind. “We carry the products we want to use, and those we would recommend to our best friends, mothers, and sisters,” says Andrea Brooks, Sava founder and CEO. “In addition to our rigorous screening process around the source of the cannabis and the manufacturing process, that test really is at the heart of our curation – would I use this product?”


Sava founders believe that there is a perfect cannabis experience for everyone, and they are on a mission to help you discover what that means for you. They do this via online educational resources, a  well-trained customer support team that is available by phone and email, and by offering free 20-min phone consultations.


Want to unwind after a long day, get a good night’s sleep, or replace that cocktail with something that will leave you far less hungover? Visit their online marketplace to see the best cannabis California has to offer, and order for delivery to your door. Visit to get started! 


A Seat with Gather – Our Oakland Sponsor

If you’re a vendor or a creative maker, you’ve probably heard of our Oakland sponsor, gather. They’re the amazing husband wife duo that created a space where local artists and crafters can host workshops! With a wide variety of classes ranging from calligraphy, natural perfume making, knitting, tarot, and candle making, their aim is to create an engaging experience that can build real relationships within the community of craftsmen and women!
Urban Air Market had the chance to sit down for a quick get-to-know, to discover more about the awesome duo behind their brand.
Q) Give us a brief history (from vendor at our markets to brick and mortar store owner, to workshop hub, etc.)?
My husband Christian and I moved from Washington, DC to San Francisco 6 years ago with the intention of opening up a store. I already had a small business where I sold my handmade jewelry in boutiques and participated in markets all over the country but Urban Air Market in Hayes Valley was my very first show in the bay! How funny that my shop gather opened just a few months in later same neighborhood?! Many of the items I curated I found at UAM so it’s always been dear to my heart. In addition to a shop filled with locally and independently made goods we also decided from day one we wanted to have a deeper connection with our new community and since the space was so large, we decided to host workshops taught by our makers.
Q) Tell us about your the motivation behind your recent move from SF to OAK?
Recently we moved our business from San Francisco to Oakland in order to be closer to where we live in Berkeley and spend more time with our young children. We were thrilled when our friend Jaime who owns Dandelion Post said she had an attached studio to her store that she would love to rent to us. It’s the ideal location for us – less than 10 minutes from our home, in a neighborhood filled with shops and restaurants we adore, and super convenient for our students to get to with the BART just a couple blocks away and super easy access from the highway.
Q) How did your focus shift from retail to creative workshops?
Our original shop in SF ended up being larger than we needed so we made the decision to host workshops led by local artist so that we would get the most out of our new home.  After 5 years in Hayes Valley we decided to close the retail portion of our shop and move the workshop component of our business to the East Bay where we have been living for the past 5 years. With our 3rd
baby on the way, we decided we needed to be closer to home and focus on our most successful part of our business.
Q) Tell us more about your your new space and who you share it with?
Our new space is located at 421 40th St in Oakland, inside the lovely Dandelion Post. It ticked off all the boxes for us and we even have an awesome outdoor space, a lovely patio where we can hold events and messier workshops. Since we no longer have the retail portion of our business it’s nice to be connected to one with the same values. Dandelion Post curates local and sustainable goods, many from designers we used to carry. And bonus, you get a discount there every time you take a workshop with us!
Q) What do you have on the horizon that we should know about?
We are expanding the number of private workshops we do as well as offering new and unique classes. We are super excited for things like our Sandal Making Workshop and are planning some exciting food related classes!
Upcoming workshops:
Our Hand Cut Acrylic Earrings Workshop:
And our Sandal Making Workshop:

Oaktown Music

Marketgoers – We’ve got your Sunday music line-up all ready to keep you company while you shop and stroll!

It’s summer in Oaktown and we’ve got everything you’d want for a perfect Sunday in East Bay. Head on over to The Hive – Oakland to shop over 80+ creative makers in one space with all things sustainable in home decor, jewelry, contemporary art and lots more! PLUS, lots of interactional activities, tea tasting ceremony and amazing discounts on offer all against a backdrop of smooth tunes brought to you by Trixie Rasputin.

We can’t wait!





Afroholix blends Funk, Soul, Hip Hop and Jazz improv from deep outer space to make the mix just right. Featuring some of the Bay’s top talent, Afroholix combines many different genres of Black music to make something beautiful, funky and fresh. Every show is a unique event. We drop Soul, Funk, Hip Hop and Jazz with love and soulful improvisation to make each night a special one. Born and raised from Oakland’s rich musical legacy, Afroholix began our journey in early 2015. Influenced by Miles, Jimi, Sade, classic Hip Hop and golden era Jazz, we do our thing and make it funky!



Manos Lindas is the product of what its name suggests. Blurring an array of genres and origins, each member contributes their individual hands for a collective sound that can’t be pinpointed. The Bay Area is a cultural melting pot and certain aspects of that culture are fading, natives would tell you. The eccentricity, the color, the nerve, the beauty, and the edge: this is what Manos Lindas sounds like. Come and bear witness to something you’ve never seen before. 



Oakland-native singer-songwriter Jesse Loren Strickman is known for potent lyrics and powerfully minimal acoustic music. Annually touring the Pacific West Coast, Strickman has played everywhere from intimate cafes to outdoor amphitheaters and festivals. He’s opened for national and world acts such as Damien Jurado, CAKE, The T Sisters and many more. Emotionally charged vocals sail over jaunty acoustic chords in songs about personal love and the power of social change. 



Born and Raised in California, Becky Mimiaga has been studying voice since age 11. She started writing and performing her own music at age 16, while fronting various rock, folk and blues bands. She spent two years studying classical voice at Skidmore College before transferring to the New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. There, she completed her BFA in Vocal Performance studies. In 2015, she left NYC for Oakland and, within a year, began recording Party Trick at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco. Currently, Rebecca is mixing her second LOUIZA album.



The Alegre Sisters are a harmonizing, uke-strumming, sister band. 

Mama Alegre taught sisters CJ & Lauren to sing when they were knee high to a grasshopper, and today their sweet, intimately blended vocals conjure the one-of-a-kind magic of homegrown music.




11 AM – 12.30 PM: Afroholix

12.45 PM – 2 PM: Manos Lindas

2 PM – 3.15 PM: Jesse Loren Strickman

3.15 PM – 4.30 PM: Louiza

4.45 PM – 6.00 PM: The Alegre Sisters


It’s going to be a street fair experience you won’t wanna miss!


UAM Oakland Contest!

Shoppers, we’re back with our absolutely amazing, sustainably-satisfying, creatively stuffed FREE tote bag contest for our Oakland show!

This time, there’s a lot to get excited about! TWO lucky winners will get a chance to win goodies donated by our super talented, creative hustlers! All you gotta do is share the love for UAM and you’re entered! Click below for the deets!

WIN here:

And the prizes are…


Tote bag 1 winner :


Tote bag 2 winner:


CONTEST DEADLINE: Friday, July 19th 

Both winners will be notified via email on Saturday, July 20th. Please bring your ID to the info booth (The Hive | Oakland) on the day of the event (Sunday, July 21st) to pick up your prizes!

Good luck 😉

Also, RSVP’ing in advance to Urban Air Market Oakland, gets you eligible to pick up a custom tote bag at our information booth on the day of the event! Our SUPER cute totebags are designed by Uniquefitz and are IN LIMITED SUPPLY! So, arrive early to not be disappointed!



Our winners’ wall 🙂

HELLO Oakland!

It’s officially summer and we couldn’t be more excited to get things heated up in Oakland! As always, we’ll be at The Hive in Uptown Oakland with all of your favorite creators and makers and a whole lotta thrilling shenanigans that you can get up-to!

This is the marketplace for your kids and furry friends to get excited about, so join us on Sunday, July 21st when Urban Air Market returns with 80+ talented hustlers. The creative energy will be pulsing with a curated mix of contemporary artists, sustainable apparel, amazing home-decor and tons more! There will also be the sweet sounds of local musicians bringing it together and all of the delicious neighborhood treats to look forward to! We’ll be right by Drake’s, Red Bay Coffee and Humphry Slocombe.

AND, of course, we’re a FREE event and are open to everyone! We shine the light on all things sustainable and love being a platform where our community of sustainable shoppers can shop local, shop green and connect with the creators behind their brands.

Remember that when you RSVP, you can collect a FREE custom tote-bag designed by our awesome vendor UniqueFitzDesigns, at our info booth on the day of the event, while stocks last.













A little preview of what to get excited about:

Fashion boutiques on wheels:











The Bus Shoppe – These perfect-for-summer flash tattoos will be available for $5!


We’ve got a ceremonious tea tasting by Fabula Tea, with a totally chill lounge space so you can kick back and sip on a cold brew

A relaxing at-home facial demonstration by the amazing The Black Market Group

A creative DIY kokedama workshop by our friends Sama

A satisfying DIY bath scrub station you can take home by Artisan Collective






List of participating vendors:



22nd and Everett



Alamere Designs

Amy Kuschel San Francisco

Anam’s Cartoons for A Cause



Artisan Collective

Artistic Jewelry by PLT


Aswell Clothing

Atelier Prelude

Atonement Design


Bfit Brasil


Bus Shoppe

Cotton Crustacean

Crystal & Gold

De La Luna Designs

Dear Archaeologist

Eiar Candle



Escama Studio

Etnochik Decoupage Boxes and Chests


Felt Flanerie

Focalpoint Tome

Fortified for Health

Four Paws Leathers

Fresh to Def Collective


Hadas Kol Collection

Hatbitual/ Friends of Friends


HE Medicinals

Hella Bay Clothing

Illustrated Playing Cards



Kokedama by Sama

Kolar Ceramics

Korina Naturals

Lavender Crush


Lux + Stone

Mad Mimsy

Mate Masie Curation

More the merrlier


No Labels

noe osada design

Nordic Pine

O.R. Sight Designs

OD Ceramics

Often Wander

Oz + Ōtz


Planet Over Profit Apparel

Poppy & Quail

Prism Jewels


Rust & Flourish

Rusty noodle studios

Saara Reidsema


Serpent & Crow

Signature innovation group

Skincare by Feleciai


Spacein Out Clothing

Sticks and Stones Tees & More



Sunde White Industries


Susie Q Skin

Tene’s Twists

The Black Market Group


Toasted Jewelry

Toni Sicola (Succulents For Hire)


trussedfun’d/bodewell home


VAMVAS eco-friendly shoes




Sounds of LA

We’re bringing the heat to LA’s most anticipated event of the year! Urban Air Market will return to our favorite location Los Feliz.

Summertime in LA makes for a perfect setting for Urban Air Market. With the sun shining and the stage set for 100+ creators to take on Los Feliz, the air will be filled with beats from the incredible musicians presented by BackBeatLA all lined up for you!  GET READY to experience artists jammin’ to homegrown music, insightful lyrics and enigmatic frequencies on your casual Sunday afternoon!

We can’t wait!




Marco Arandia & Friends

Guitarist, composer, graduate student studying music in Latin America at CSULA, Marco Arandia yearns to find the beauty in the past to make his art come to the present!


Gemma Castro

Gemma Castro started her journey in the church. She sang in church choir during her formative years – connecting to the spiritual role and importance of music early on. Gemma is currently based out of Los Angeles. She is a soul singer and instrumentalist. She self-released and produced her solo debut EP entitled “Gemma EP” in the summer of 2016 and has performed her music in Mexico and the United States.


Francesco Canas  + Karen Joyce

Francesco Canas is a Salvadoran & Cuban American violinist & multi instrumentalist born & raised in Los Angeles CA. A longtime member of the local music scene their music is Inspired by the soundscapes created by layering many different stringed instruments, & rooted in experiences studying latin American folklore & jazz improvisation. They are currently working on a solo EP to be released later this year.

Karen Joyce is a vocalist, songwriter, performance artist, and zine writer. Delivering conversational lyrics with a heartfelt clarity, her band envelopes them in relaxed syncopation. She draws inspiration from a wide variety of influences & infuses her songs with a danceable magnetism. Simultaneously fresh and familiar, her music’s inviting melodies and evocative storytelling draw listeners into an intimate state of mind. In addition to songwriting, Karen also  issues of trauma and politics through performance art. She also creates original merchandise (tees, pins, stickers, zines) promoting self-care & social activism, and regularly self-publishes on her Asian American intersectional feminist project @yellowstainedblue. Karen performs regularly in Los Angeles with her band or as a duo with Violinist Francesco Cañas. She is currently working on her EP and hopes that her art will inspire others to embrace their vulnerability.


Janize Ablaza

Janize Ablaza makes music that fosters emotional recognition and connection. Visceral and sensitive, her work speaks to the complexity and intimacy of the human experience. Ablaza’s lyrics explore psychological strata in search of something fundamental, vulnerable, what she identifies as “the child within all of us.” With this guiding intention she aims to open channels of empathy and produces something both intensely relatable and individual.


Rhys Langston

Rhys Langston is a vocalist, producer, and multi-disciplinary artist born, raised, and based in Los Angeles, CA.  Live in concert and recorded, his works are available in high-definition stereo and full-frontal honesty. The former, his performance ability, sees a junction between beat-based music, stand-up comedy, and avant-garde poetry.  His studio work relishes in its (mostly) self-produced-and-contained polish, with songs’ concepts and sounds ranging from crooning ballads about a relationship’s MSRP to post-Migos lamentations on microaggressions, unemployment, and post-grad blues.  Consequently, he has earned the kind praises of AFROPUNK, LA Weekly, TinyMixtapes, LA Record, Passion of the Weiss, EARMILK, and other respectable outlets.

He remains the poet laureate of his living room, and has a higher vertical leap than your favorite rapper.


Quran Shaheed

Quran Shaheed makes thoughtful, soulful music that reads like a book. Alternative- R&B meets Jazzy bedroom- funk, fueled by a classical piano training and desire to make forward thinking music.



Pronounced “why am I like this” is a trio of friends dedicated to expressing big ideas and raw emotion through sound. Their musical diet consists of metal, math rock, jazz, hip hop, world music, noise, and more. They put fun in introspection!


11am – 11.30am: Jam Session

11.30am – 12.30pm: Maia on Harp

12.30pm – 1.30pm: Marco Arandia + friends

1.30pm – 2.15pm: Gemma Castro

2.15pm – 3pm:  Francesco Canas  + Karen Joyce

3pm – 3.45pm: Janize Ablaza

3.45pm – 4.30pm: Rhys Langston

4.30pm – 5pm: Quran Shaheed

5pm – 6pm: YMILYKDIS Acoustic 



Enjoy the sounds of LA and experience an evening of epic chill vibes, bustling energy and local shopping!


UAM Los Feliz Contest Giveaway!

Beautiful friends, we’re back in Los Angeles and looking forward to lots of sunshine and smiles and sustainable shoppers to kick it with us in Los Feliz!!

We’re giving away TONS of free goodies to ONE very lucky winner PLUS a FREE custom Urban Air Market canvas tote bag to stash it all in!

Shoppers, we gotchu.

All you have to do to enter to WIN here:

Check out these life changing goodie bag prizes from our generous vendors:

CONTEST DEADLINE: Friday, May 31st. 

Winner will be notified via email on Saturday, June 1st. Please bring your ID to info booth (Hillhurst @ Franklin) on the day of the event (Sunday, June 2nd) to pick up your big bag of prizes!

Good luck 😉

Also, don’t forget! When you RSVP in advance to Urban Air Market Los Feliz, you’re eligible to pick up a FREE tote bag at our information booth on the day of the event while they last. Our new, cool canvas totes are custom designed by Story Spark, and are in high demand and IN LIMITED SUPPLY. So be sure to arrive early and grab one before they’re gone!



Urban Air Market: Los Feliz 2019


Los Feliz, we’re coming for you!!

Join us on Sunday, June 2nd when Urban Air Market: Los Feliz takes over the street with the best in sustainable home decor, jewelry, apparel, beauty, and more. Plus hear eclectic sounds from BackbeatLA, and experience the pulsing energy of over 100 inspiring artists and designers. Whether you’re shopping for a loved one  or treating yourself to day out, there’s a lot to look forward to so don’t miss out! 

Your furry friends are also welcome!

As always, Urban Air Market is a totally FREE pop-up street fair, on Sunday, June 2nd from 11am – 6pm

Your RSVP comes with a FREE tote bag designed by Story Spark, available at the Urban Air Market information booth while supplies last!





Here’s a taste of we have in store for you!

Rebecca Scott will be launching ‘The Intention Bracelet’ and hosting a giveaway of one Intention bracelet!


Get styling sessions and coaching by head stylist and learn how to elevate your style with Daughters of Culture.

Taro Card readings by Fertile Growth


FUN DIY Puppet making station for kids (but we won’t say no if you’re not one) by Creature Pit.

Get custom lettering for all Wanderlust passport travel journal purchases by Bobo Design Studio.

Hula hoop your heart out with custom hoops made by Eclectic Hoops

ALSO exciting special promotions by:

Neepa Hut – 15% off ‘Plant & Basket planter’ set.

Rebecca Scott Jewelry – FREE shipping on all personalized Intention bracelet orders made on the day of event.

Daughters of Culture – 30 % off all styles.

Beatrice Holiday – Holding a contest for $100 gift card.

Muse Mdrn – 35% off their Espadrilles shoes.

Bobo Design Studio – Buy 2 pins get 1 free, Buy 3 wanderlust passports and get 1 FREE.

Birch Robot – $10 off clocks plus they will be hosting a clock giveaway at their booth 


Los Feliz Participating Vendors:


Participating Vendors

Adele by Adele Jackson

Alma Xx Rebels

Amelie Laurice

Angela Chvarak Studio

Bobo Design Studio

Archetype Beard Co.


Atelier Prelude

Balthazar & Rose

Beatrice Holiday


Betsey Carter Ceramics

Birch Robot

Black Mountain Ceramics

Blonde Peacock

Body Butter Lady





Cuau Atelier




Clenn Designs

Clothes Companion

Creations by Lety

Creature Pit

Custom Woodturning

Daughters of Culture

Dear Archaeologist


Delusion of Grandeur

Department of Yarn

Desert Daisy Jewelry

Eclectic Hoops

EKP Creations Candle CO

Elijah & Olivia


Embroidery and Sage

Eno Black

Esther’s Jewelry

Fertile Growth

Flea Market Girl

FocalPoint Home

Fortified for Health

Found Objects

Gaia Bags


Girls Crew


Friends of Friends Hat Co

Hey Puppy




Isabella Print

Island Memories SF


JFOX Jewelry

Just Human





Lady Moon Co.

Liberated Self Division

Lil Be

Little Muse Designs

Lizbeth Navarro Ceramics

Luke Hobbs Design



Made In Mayhem LLC

Malos Habitos L.A.

mandana blvd.

Mariana Monteiro Arts & Crafts

Meissa Jewelry

Melt’m Jewelry Design

Mend Family Acupuncture




Neepa Hut Inc


New Project Designs

Noe Osada Design

Nice Beast

Nora Floral Studio


Otis + Leaf LLC

Pamela V.

Preston and James

Rebeca Mojica Jewelry


Replay Vintage Sunglasses



SFH & Co

Shanti Wellness


silverfish LA


Soothing Essentials



Sunde White Industries


Susanne Karlsson Sweden

Tahoe Wood Maps

The Glam Harbor

The Global Trunk

The Intention Bracelet | Rebecca Scott Jewelry

The Poster list


Tipico Tico

Turkish Modern

Twenty Seven Things


Ultralight Dreams

VAMVAS eco-friendly shoes

Vision Quest Shoes

Wax & Wane Jewelry, LLC

Willow & Oak Skincare

Zoma Cannabis

RSVP now and watch this space for more updates on our events and happenings!



This year, we’d like to give a shout out to SAVA, our happy sponsor!

Sava makes it easy to find quality cannabis for your needs. They offer a curated cannabis collection delivered to your doorstep along with the support and education you need to use cannabis for wellness and pleasure!

From farm to final product, each item meets our high standards. Everything is lab tested for microbial content, mold, and pesticides, and is labeled with accurate potency and cannabinoid levels. So whether you’re just starting to explore the power of the plant or are a seasoned expert, you’ll find the transparency and quality you’re looking for in a cannabis delivery service.

SAVA teaches you about the plants, curate top quality cannabis and support small businesses many of which are women-owned!


You can read more about them here.


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