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Urban Air Market: Oakland Holiday Show

It’s our last show of the year and we’re doing it BIG. Urban Air Market is hosting its first two-part holiday show in Oakland at Jack London Square!

If you’re looking to get a bit crafty, stop by on Friday, December 1st for our happy crafting hour. “Meet the Makers” at 20 DIY stations where you’ll learn how to make the perfect holiday gift.

Come back on Sunday, December 3rd for our regular holiday market, where we’ll have over 140+ vendors of local and handmade clothing, accessories, home goods, and beauty products! We’re also featuring members of the Sustainable Fashion Alliance, so you can score ethically made goods for your socially conscious friends and family.

Urban Air Market: Holiday Show will also feature:

  • 140+ artisans and makers featuring one-of-a-kind gifts.
  • Food trucks and a patio bar.
  • A photo booth, the best solution for those awkward family photo greeting cards.

Urban Air Market: Holiday Show is FREE to attend and will take place at Jack London Square in Oakland on Sunday, December 3rd from 11am – 6pm. 

RSVP on Eventbrite and check-in at our info booth for a FREE holiday tote bag while supplies last. First come, first stoked!

 

Download our final vendor map here

Urban Air Market Holiday Vendors:

Fractal Floral

Lionel’s Place

Amos Goldbaum

Brenda’s Body

Prism Jewels

S for Sparkle

See.saw.seen eyewear

Melissa Holden Art

Maggie Hurley

Jennifer Clifford Art

Tonja Wilcox Art

Good Company Wares

Marja Germans Gard Studio

Mountainside Jewelry

Khordz

Penelope Co.

Compass Rose Designs

Focalpoint Home

Cuppa Fog

The Weekend Store

Lacson Ravello

Bespoke Watch Project

Heit Ceramics

Frolick Jewelry

Febua Life

Less is More Jewelry

FluffyCo

SHEEK Organics

Curio Wolf

KOTAS KREATIONS

Yaza

Laurel & Muse

Transmorgrify

Adi Pirzada

Dirt Alley Design

Coffee & Cream Press

Baizaar

tofufu

A Touch of Life

Beksan Designs

Alamere Designs

mixx Collection

Skincare by Feleciai

MAHOOHOO

Uniss Systems

Monoseason

PHIOSUWAN

Le Punkie

Anna Monet Jewelry

MXM Jewelry & Design

Yuzu Soap

Ana Apple

WENWEN designs

MIZTERA

Sunde White Industries

TOA

Scarlet Begonia Jewels

Kwento by Nica

Granny Panty Designs

MoMurray

Melissa Scoppa Jewelry

YOLOTLI

OUHLALA

CM Knits

MAIKA

Kyra & Vir

uniqueFITZ

Phoebe Sherman

SMITH & STARR

The Glossatteer

Western Editions

Jenny Lemons

Island Memories

DESO

April May Jewelry

Mandalina

Cookie & the Dude

Sprout of Whimsy

Theia Grazi Clothing

Mane Message

CLM Jewelry Design

StudioNico

Rebecca Rae Design

DARZAH

Rich & Riot

Somnia City

Johanna Sprague Design

Emma Rose Designs

(the) Lisa Inez

Hey Girl Designs

Circle & Crescent

Adelle Stoll

EST WST Collective

Purple Impression

Frenchie Couture Co.

Color Cloud Mill

Endless Journey

Bethany Eden Watercolor

cleverhands

Paloma

Cotton Crustacean 

Harumo Sato

Say Something Cards

Small Gunns

Carmen McNall

Hadas Kol Collection

WildKind Jewelry

Anthemis Apothecary

Ofina

Yugen Design

Box Beetle 

East2WestPotter

Cactus Hound

Rustic Gem Jewelry

more the merrlier

Punkpost

Love is Project

FreshSnowJewelry

Italian Sisters

Elisa Gonsalves Design

Taupe Coat

Drop Dead & Wrought

Embla 

Chipmunk Bags

Susie Q. Skin

Wildlife Works

1×1

Chablee

Swing Artisan Jewelry

The Glossetteer

Goods Holding Company

Kahoy Kollection

Kue Handmade

Fialina Design Studio

An Urban Tail

Febua

BrookeLyn Ceramics

Turquoise Heaven

Five and Diamond

 

Urban Air Market: DIY Night!

 

In your attempt to make a gift for someone else, have you:

A. Almost burnt your kitchen down making snowman shaped sugar cookies?

B. Knit a sweater and forgot armholes?

C. Got third degree burns from your hot glue gun?

D. All of the above?

If you answered A, B, C, or, D, don’t despair. Join us on Friday, December 1st from 6:30pm – 8:30pm  at 55 Harrison St, Oakland, Jack London Square for a “Meet the Maker” happy crafting hour to make your own holiday gift!

For just $10, you can experience 20 DIY stations with our most creative and helpful vendors:

Fractal Flora: DIY terrarium station.

Skincare by Feleciai: Make your own bath salts pink Himalayan salts and essential oils.

DESO: Survival bracelets made from paracord.

StudioNico: Giftwrap station and screenprinting wrapping paper.

NuSpirit Designs: Mala Making Workshop.

Frenchie Couture: Build your own bandanna for your dog or cat!

Color Cloud Mill: Beginner’s block printing workshop.

Endless Journey: Screen pressing ink onto poster paper.

Bethany Eden Watercolor: Watercolor holiday cards.

cleverhands: Hand bind a notebook.

Paloma: Leather tree ornaments.

more the merrlier: Collage your own holiday cards.

Tap Tap SF: Make your own lip scrub.

BrookeLyn Ceramics: Ceramic tree ornaments.

1×1: Natural dye demonstration with silk ribbons to tie up your gifts.

Miss Velvet Cream: Punk Rock Rosettes

Butterfly Jeans: Make your own denim tassel ornament, bookmark, or cat toy.

Guro Designs: Mini plant hammocks out of cork.

Our event is happening as part of MAKE SMTHNG Week, a week of action where people come together to gather first hand experience on making more of what we already own – by sharing, caring, repairing, upcycling, pimping and swapping fashion, food, tech and toys. It’s a great way to learn a new skill and transform materials into something awesome.

This all-ages event, in partnership with Jack London Square, is accompanied by a tree lighting ceremony. It’s the perfect start to the holiday season!

Meet the Makers:

 

Ain’t No Party Like A Community Paint Party…

No matter what city we visit, Urban Air Market is all about supporting the local creative community. For the third year in the row, we’re proudly partnering with ArtSpan for our Hayes Valley Fall show. Meet local artists, make hands-on art projects, and learn about the San Francisco visual arts community!

ArtSpan is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting the public to visual arts in San Francisco. Through SF Open Studios, the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, ArtSpan creates a space for artists to thrive by providing local exhibits, youth and adult education, and other art-centric events.

 

 

One of those events includes their community mural project! This Sunday 9/17 at Urban Air Market: Hayes Valley, shoppers will get a chance to paint a mini-canvas that will become part of larger mural, inspired by the work of a local artist.

When the mural is complete, participants are welcome to free-paint until the end of the market. Come ready to paint and be creative!

 

Details of last year’s mural!

 

Don’t forget to RSVP on Eventbrite and invite your friends:

 

Next month, ArtSpan is kicking off their open studio event over 5 weekends! Starting on October 14th in Hunter’s Point and ending on November 12th in the Mission, Noe Valley, Castro, and Upper Market, over 800 artists are expected to participate. They’ve even redrawn their map to make it easier for visitors to see more studios throughout San Francisco.

Schedule of weekends by area of the city below:

  • Weekend 1, October 14-15: Hunter’s Point
  • Weekend 2, October 21-22West Side: Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal Ocean View
  • Weekend 3, October 28-29: South/East: Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Bayview, Bernal Heights, Portola, Excelsior, Balboa Park, Visitacion Valley, Outer Mission, Diamond Heights, and Glen Park
  • Weekend 4, November 4-5Fort Mason, Marina, Russian Hill, North Beach, Pacific Heights, Western Addition, Downtown Tenderloin, MIDMA, SOMA, Hayes Valley, NOPA, Upper & Lower Haight, Buena Vista, and Cole Valley
  • Weekend 5, November 11-12: Mission, Noe Valley, Castro, and Upper Market

 

The fun begins with an opening reception on Thursday, October 12 from 6:30 to 9:00pm at SOMArts featuring select works of participating artists. Visit ArtSpan for more details!

 

Hayes Valley Fall 9.17 Giveaway

Hayes Valley Shoppers: Did you know that if you RSVP on Eventbrite and check in at our info booth, you could score a FREE shopper’s tote made by Studio Nico? Not only is it cute, but it’s a sustainable way to carry all your items throughout the day!

Totes are on a first come, first stoked basis. However, ONE lucky shopper will have a chance to win a tote bag filled with merch donated by our generous vendors.

To enter, follow the link here!

Here’s what you can win:

  1. An adult-sized organic knotted headband from Sprout of Whimsy
  2.  A tote bag from Tomkcy Creations
  3. A one-size poncho shoulder wrap from Adelyn Designs
  4. All-natural, gardenia hand cream with shea butter from Caryl B.
  5. $50 gift card good for any Lacson Ravello merchandise
  6. Skin/Lip balm stick from Yuzu Soap
  7. Bronze pendant from Simple Metal Studio
  8. Hand-knitted panda rattle made from 100% cotton from eden & zoe
  9. Letterpress greeting card from Coffee n Cream Press

 

Enter to Win Today!

 

Urban Air Market: Hayes Valley Fall Show

We may be in the middle of our late summer right now, but Urban Air Market is kicking off fall the only way we know how: a return to our beloved Hayes Valley neighborhood in San Francisco!

On Sunday, September 17th, shop from over 140+ emerging artisans, makers, and designers. Our curated market is the go-to for everything local and sustainable, from home decor to body products, to one-of-a-kind apparel and accessories.

Urban Air Market: Hayes Valley 9.17 will also feature:

Urban Air Market: Hayes Valley 9.17 is FREE to attend and will take place on Sunday, September 17th from 11am – 6pm along Patricia’s Green Park on Octavia St. at Hayes St.

RSVP on Eventbrite and check in at our info booth to score a FREE shopper’s tote while supplies last. First come, first stoked!

Urban Air Market: Hayes Valley Fall Vendors:

A Touch of Life

Adelyn Designs

Adi Pirzada

AGAATI

Alamere Designs

Amos Goldbaum

Ana Apple

Animal Instincts

Athena Craig Designs

BakPocket Products

BananaSaurus Rex

Barking Zebra Designs

Bathing Culture

Beksan Designs

Bespoke Watch Products

Birch Handcrafted Wearables

Blonde Peacock

Bodhi Swag

Bright and Beauty

Caryl B

Cat Makes Things

CC Ritual Jewelry

Chan + Krys

ChipmunkBags

Cleverhands

CLM Jewelry Design

Coco Loco Jewelry

Codacraft Designs

Coffee n Cream Press

Color Cloud Mill

Cookie & the Dude

Copper and Twine

Culk

Das Bus 

Design + Happiness

Designs by IvoryB

Drew Shanklin Shirts

EatMe Skincare

EcoCork

eden & zoe

Elemental Alchemy

escama studio

Esteli Body

Eurca Distribution

feral city

Figs and Feathers Farm

Focalpoint Home

fractal flora

Frolick Jewelry

Groovy Frisco

HAEJCO

Halali Studio

HaloBender

Heit Ceramics

Hey, K. Cho!

Holly Coley Designs

Honestlygoods

Hutch Handcrafted Jewelry

Hygge

Indosole

JazzyBowTies

Jennifer Clifford Art + Design

Jenny Lemons

Katie Dean Jewelry

Kira Kids

Kopolo California

KOTAS KREATIONS

Lacson Ravello

Lady Alamo

Laurel & Muse

Lavender Crush

Lina Shatara Jewelry

Lisa Bao Photography

Little Lemon Production House

LIX PERLE Accessories & Apparel

Local Knits

Love Fest Fibers

Lux and Stone

LVL Collective

madime

MAFIABAGS

MAHOOHOO

Maker & Moss

Mantra 9

Meenal Patel Studio

Melissa Holden Art

Monoseason

MXM Jewelry & Design

neolid USA

Newton Booth Builds

NFP

No Tox Life

Noe Osada Design

Ofina

Oh Sunnyslope

OUHLALA

Penelope Co.

PHIOSUWAN

Prism Jewels

Rachel Riot

Rebecca Rae Design

ReFURbished by HiLo

Rossi & Rei

ROYALISTIQUE

Rx Candles

S for Sparkle

Saara Reidsema

Samleehello

Sasicrafts

Sawdust Cement

Say Something Cards

Scarf Spree

See.Saw.See Eyewear

Serpentine and Fair

Simple Metal Studio

Slate & Stone Jewelry

SMITH & STARR

Sprout of Whimsy

Spunky Punker

Story Spark

Studio Michetti

Studio Nico

Tamale Grande Design

Tessa Kemp Jewelry

The Consistency Project

The Glossatteer

The Little Red House

The Urban Smith

Theia Grazi Clothing

TOA

tofufu

Tomoko’s Ceramic Art

Translation Clothing

tula in bloom

uniqueFITZ

Uniss Systems

Vibrant Souls

Wanderlust Apothecary

WENWEN Designs

YOLOTLI

Young America Creative

Yuzu Soap

Urban Air Market Hayes Valley Fall Music Lineup:

One Man Banjo

Eve Fleishman

The Kim Limbo Project

Los Bandoleros

Brother Spellbinder

Zavia Music

Rebecca Mimiaga

Tay and the Janglahdahs

Reisender

Dani Robinson

Bay Station Band

Amalgamation

Constant Time Jazz

Colton Sheier

Portland Giveaway: Macrame Workshop with Little Feral!

We may not all be going to back to school in the fall, but it’s always a good time to learn something new! For Little Feral’s fiber artist, Kaysie Condren, macrame is not only a great creative skill, but a form of meditation that brings art and the self together.

So what IS macrame?

Macrame is a way to create textiles by knotting cords or string together.

Like this!

Ever wanted to learn how to macrame? You’re in luck! We’re giving away a spot in Little Feral’s macrame workshop at Urban Air Market: Portland.

You’ll learn all of the basic knots, gain an understanding of the process that is essential to working independently, and leave with your own super rad macrame plant hanger! All supplies will be provided, including colored yarn to add some pizzaz to your work! Kaysie is a relaxed and encouraging teacher and this class promises to be casual, fun, and informative.

To enter our Little Feral macrame contest, make sure to:

  1. RSVP on Eventbrite. (We’ll be checking!)
  2. Follow the steps on our entry form here.

 

Our contest ends September 1st and winner will be notified by email. Get those entries in!

 

Urban Air Market: Pacific Northwest


Summer may be ending soon, but you know what that means — the return of Urban Air Market’s Fall shows!

Come September, we’re back with not one, not two, but three markets in three different locations: Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco. That’s triple the amount of local vendors and sustainable goods to check out! And with everything from clothing and accessories, to art and home goods, our curated markets have a little something for everyone.

Here’s the scoop: 

On Saturday, September 2nd, we’re popping up in Portland’s Pearl District for our fourth year in Portland, Oregon. With 85+ emerging designers, musicians, and artists at our market, and Art in the Pearl a few blocks away, we’re in the heart of the Metro Area’s innovative creative community. And don’t forget to check out interactive projects by students and alumni of Oregon College of Art and Craft!

Urban Air Market: Portland is FREE to attend and will take place on NW 13th Ave at Hoyt on Saturday, September 2nd from 11am – 6pm.

 

A week later on Saturday, September 9th, we’re returning to Seattle for our second year and proudly partnering with Design in Public. With large scale interactive sculptures and installations by architect students and makers, stop by and celebrate how design improves our lives and that of the community.

Urban Air Market: Seattle is FREE to attend and will take place in Occidental Square on Saturday, September 9th from 10 am – 5 pm.

 

RSVP on Eventbrite to receive a free tote bag on the day of our event. Supply is limited so remember it’s first come, first stoked! If you or your maker friends want to join the fun and become a vendor, we’re accepting applications here: https://urbanairmarket.com/vendors/apply/

We hope to see you all there!

 

 

Urban Air Market: Pacific Northwest Vendors:

Darzah

Katie Dean Jewelry

The Moontree

Local Knits

Plum Deluxe Tea

Modern Madini

Jade Fir Co.

Rock a Record

Theresa Neef Studio

LipSense

Erin MacLeod

Peacocks Corner

Polkadog Bakery

Oracle Soap Company

SeneGence

Aesthete Mercantile

Oregon College of Art and Craft

East Creek Art

Hillockburn Farm

Clay Factor Ceramics

Fleeting States Studio

Matchaful

VERSO

Aby Henry

Emily’s Handmade Soaps

ReFURbished by HiLo

House of Wolves

Cookie & The Dude

Hew

Leelu Designs

Junebug and Darlin

The Mill Maps

Catnip Takeout

Malathip

PakHye Goods

Little Feral

kNiTpUnK

Sue Handman Fabric College

The Submissive Stone 

Rogue Candle Company

Poppiezlove Waterproof Blankets

Victory Garden of Tomorrow

Sea Road Studio

Muluk

Soapy Business

Swarm Portland

Uphill Designs Co.

The Chayah Movement

Iron Lily

JBird Co.

Studio Firebaugh 

Susie Q Skin

Erika Rier Art

Ayumi Angel

Repurposed Wood Studio

Just Joey Rose

April Black Design

Jbird Co.

Enclothe Boutique

Carrot Flower Creative

Kahoy Kollection

 

The Place for Locally Grown Jobs!

For those local to the Bay Area, you know that Localwise is the place to find local jobs or for employers to hire local talent. But even if you’re not from the Bay, you’re in luck: within the last few months, Localwise has recently expanded to the entire United States. With 5,000+ employers on their site, they’re looking to empower businesses and job seekers in different cities and states to create stronger local communities.

Employers love Localwise. Just ask Urban Air Market founder, Danielle Cohen! It just so happens that the two newest members of Urban Air Market were found through Localwise. We chatted with our Sales Intern, Elena Tolstop, on her experience using Localwise and a few reasons why she used it as a resource for finding local jobs.

Our kickass Sales Intern, Elena. 

  1. Localwise Matching helps you find the right job with employers relevant to your interests and allows you to filter by criteria such as community type and time commitment. “For a lot of other sites, you kind of have to read through the description to find out if a position is part time or not. With Localwise, you can not only choose a time-frame commitment, but you can even specify in the search if you are looking for strictly evening, or just weekends as well.”
  2. 5,000+ local employers that follow Localwise’s community oriented guidelines. “A lot of the positions I found on the site were local small business owners, so you’re not sending your resume into a questionable abyss!”
  3. Finding diverse employers that positively impact their community. “The position I found with Urban Air Market is super special because it is a true local community-based job, where I get the opportunity to discover new artists, designers, and makers.”

Marketing Intern, Ailyn Pambid, and Elena, both hired through Localwise!

Ready to be part of the most trusted community for local jobs? Visit Localwise and create a profile. From there you can upload your resume, cover letter, and have access to 1-Click Apply, which is probably the fastest way to apply to any job. Not only that, but you can manage various job applications from your profile and get alerts from your favorite businesses to know when they’re hiring.

Who knows, maybe you can be the newest member of Urban Air Market one day!

Oakland Tote Bag Giveaway Contest

Urban Air Market: Oakland is next week on Sunday, July 16th! If you haven’t done so already, please RSVP on Eventbrite and check-in at our info booth to snag a FREE shopper’s tote! Tote supply is limited and usually run out in the first hour so arrive when we open at 11am to get yours.

But wait… that’s not all! 🙂

ONE lucky shopper will win a tote bag filled with a variety of goodies from our generous Oakland vendors. And who doesn’t love free stuff?

To enter the Urban Air Market tote bag giveaway contest, follow the link here!

Here’s what you can win:

 

  1. A handmade, crocheted scarf, complete with thick, soft yarn and long fringes, courtesy of Woolables.
  2. One pair of hand-dyed stud earrings made from scrap silk from Halali Studio.
  3. TWIZZ travel mug with patented closing mechanism (no more accidental spills!) courtesy of neolid USA.
  4. “Be Inspired” mug from dDoubleU urbanartWear.
  5. A circle scarf from Ursa Major, perfect for those Oakland summer nights.
  6. Original print on wood block, designed by Komopoko.
  7. Two brass stirring spoons — great for coffee or tea — from Totem.
  8. A locally made silk eye mask made from vintage kimonos, courtesy of William the Beekeeper.
  9. A great smelling candle from Rx Candles.
  10. Handmade and hypoallergenic “Quite Succulent” block printed pillow from Akela Designs.
  11. Journal with hand-stamped US map and 40 mini heart stickers to mark your favorite cities from Blue Gnome.
  12. Three cards from Black Beauty Art.
  13. Foldover crossbody purse from Calliope.
  14. A hemp and organic cotton hand-embroidered t-shirt from Etnika by Gaianauta. 
  15. Three letterpress printed greeting cards from Early Girl Press.

 

ENTER TO WIN TODAY!

 

People Love Us On Yelp!

Have you heard the great news? Yelp East Bay is our official Check-In Partner for our Oakland event! (We’re freaking out too.)

Here’s how it works: on July 16th, check-in to Urban Air Market at the Yelp trailer, where participants will receive a wristband that can be used towards cool prizes, unlocking Yelp badges, and exclusive discounts at participating vendor booths and Hive businesses. Yelp is also giving check-in participants free seed bombs to plant in your garden later — while supplies last!

We’ve made a roundup of all the special deals our vendors are offering through Yelp. Just flash that wristband to redeem any special day-of offers, and you’re set! Make sure to download the FREE Yelp mobile app so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

Vendor Check-Ins

 

  1. Mia Lara Jewelry: Purchase 3 or more items, receive a 10% discount, or spend $300 for a 15% discount.
  2. Studio Michetti: First 5 check-in visitors who purchase any necklace will receive a free pair of earrings up to a $20 value.
  3. Brenda’s Body: 10% all scrub bars.
  4. Burly Beverages: 10% off entire booth.
  5. EatMe Skincare: 10% off EatMe Original Skin Cream.
  6. Woolables: Special pricing hand wrapped rope necklaces.
  7. jester swink: Sample sale! 40% off earrings and necklaces.
  8. Mad Mimsy: Free bath bomb with every purchase over $25, while supplies last.
  9. Lina Shatara: 10% discount on all items. Featured item: the Lotus Ring.
  10. Calliope: 20% off their Waxed Canvas Collection.
  11. Theia Grazi Clothing: Catherine Wrap Dress at 50% off.
  12. neolid USA: Big sale on specific designs of their travel mug collection.
  13. The Consistency Project: Save $10 on any French workwear (i.e. jackets, trousers, overalls) with check-in.

 

Hive Business Check-Ins

 

  1. People’s Barber Shop: 10% off all men’s products at pop-up booth space.
  2. Calavera: Featuring street tacos for purchase at their pop-up food stand.
  3. Firebrand Artisan Breads: Featuring pretzels and a mix of their famous cookies for purchase — chocolate chip, lemon lavender, and peanut butter chocolate chip.
  4. Drake’s Dealership: Featuring a special summer brew for purchase.

 

And as always, don’t forget to RSVP on Eventbrite to claim a FREE tote bag at our info booth, first come first stoked! See all you Yelpers there!

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