Spotlight: HEAD WEST Marketplace
2020 brought on an entirely new on-set of challenges for small businesses and marketplaces. And it’s thanks to our awesome maker-community that we were able to come together despite these challenges and keep this Bay Area small business economy going. In July 2020, HEAD WEST was able to restart monthly marketplaces at multiple venues with implemented Health & Safety Measures, and then pulling support from Urban Air Market in the fall/winter to end the year with hopeful cheer for our local entrepreneurs. Together in 2021, both platforms will be supporting each other through the re-opening + lifting of health orders, with a BIG announcement coming from both for 2022… are you ready?
In this same spirit of community and togetherness, we are happy to announce that Urban Air Market is becoming HEAD WEST in 2022, joining forces to bring you an expanded + elevated shop-small experience in more places across the Bay Area and Greater California!
Founder of HEAD WEST Marketplace and fellow-creative, Jimmy Brower, comes to us with nearly 8 years of small-business owner experience and marketplace management. In just a short time, Jimmy + community has taken HEAD WEST from a 20 booth pop up to an over 150+ Participant marketplace + Patron experience with music, food & more through partnerships and local support. HEAD WEST is a proud community, built by creative humans with immense passion, perseverance and resilience — and equally built for compassionate humans that care for their neighborhoods and local economy with a commitment to the handmade and sustainably-made/sourced movement.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Urban Air Market is happening on Sunday, June 27th in Hayes Valley, San Francisco. Come support small businesses + brands! You can also hop on over to the other side of the Bay Bridge for HEAD WEST on Saturday June 26th + Sunday June 27th at the Hangar 1 Distillery in Alameda! Why not make a day out of it? See you there!