Very grateful for the wonderful cover story!
Media coverage like this allows us to keep shining a light on our unique model of economic development while supporting local shops like Umami Mart in Old Oakland and The Black Squirrel in Berkeley!
We are pursuing this beautiful and historic space and will keep you updated. In the meantime, we thank you for your support and interest in the Merry Market.
Our Weekend Popup Holiday Market is coming up!
Check below for dates and times over the next three weeks!
Address: Historic Central Building, 436 14th St. Oakland, CA
Located in the heart of downtown in the Historic Central Building at the corner of 14th and Broadway, the Merry Market is the new Holiday Headquarters.
Pick up a shopping guide provided by Oakland Central to map out your route to nearby independent shops.
FUN FACT: Did you know that the recently vacant ground floor in the marvelous Historic Central Building is the oldest skyscraper in Oakland! It was originally constructed in 1926 as the headquarters for the Central Bank.
*Venue is ADA.
It is easy and the booth rates are affordable! We are committed to an inclusive space building equity in our communities. If there are barriers to applying reach out to us!
Merry Market is a Weekend Pop-up Holiday Market in Downtown Oakland!
Opening on November 23rd for Plaid Friday the Market will run for THREE Weekends! Bring your holiday list and the whole family for a festive and very merry market.
The Merry Market has curated a selection of unique vendors, a community focused collection of non-profits, a relaxing lounge to check your list twice! Join us on Plaid Friday and Thursdays to sip cozy coffee or Mexican hot chocolate!
'Tis the season! We saw this Pop-up Holiday Market as an opportunity to bring the spirit of giving to the Merry Market to lift up Oakland's non-profits and community organizations that align with our Social Impact values. Shop local and connect with Oaktown Pride and service. After all, Retail With A Mission is our mission!
What's Plaid Friday? The Friday after Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday shopping and Plaid Friday keeps it local by supporting our mission of investing in local entrepreneurs with hearts of gold to create communities we love. Shop local with us!
Apply to be a vendor! http://www.popuphood.com/vendor-application.html
Event Details: http://www.popuphood.com/merry-market.html
Hello Los Angeles: Popuphood has been exploring neighborhoods in Los Angeles over the last few months as part of our adoption of our new HQ!
We thought we would share with you some of our #hoodhighlights as we work our way around this amazing city.
First stop, Leimert Park.
Here are some highlights from Leimert Park Village, a historic public square at the intersection of a vibrant present, deep histories, and a changing city. With the anticipation of a new metro line, the community is imagining an inclusive future highlighting the cultural legacy of its past and designing a decidedly afro-futurist horizon line.
We met with several entrepreneurs with roots in the community, as well as startups, youth and cultural architects of its future.
Thank you to the KAOS network for hosting, and for Art + Practice. We look forward to building possibilities.
We are continuing our work with clients in the Bay Area and welcome new inquiries for our services, speaking, and workshops, nationally.
Have you checked out the EQTDTO website? We are honored to be part of the team to support the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan with an equity lens.
It has been five years since we launched our pilot in Old Oakland, and at that time, as Oakland residents, we had to invest in ourselves at a time when no one else would. Ours was a citizen-led bottom up pilot to innovate solutions for a city we love.
The pressures of gentrification have changed the conversation with a speed that we would not have imagined just five years ago. It has had negative impacts on the many communities that we serve. These changes have disproportionately impacted residents, youth, artists, and businesses of color. Much of the work we have engaged in since 2011 have focused on broader policy, planning efforts, and city and district level programs that provide economic opportunity through entrepreneurship.
We are proud to be part of this recent effort in Oakland for the Downtown Specific Plan. At the heart of our mission is leveraging the unique genius within to creatively shape the future of cities. The Equity in Downtown Oakland launched a series of Social Equity Working Group Meetings recently, and we are looking forward to our next series of meetings.
This would be an excellent opportunity to Voice your Vision for the equitable future of Downtown Oakland and Keep the Town in Downtown!
Here are 4 key ways to get involved & VOICE YOUR VISION:
1. Share information with your communities! Visit the EQTDTO website and spread the word by sharing the link to encourage members of your community to get involved & upload and share their comments directly on our community feedback form.
2. Host an event or invite our team to an upcoming event. We can co-design creative strategies to engage your community in the process.
3. BE VOCAL. Voice your vision, follow us on social media and tag us @EQTDTO #EquityInAction #KeepingTheTownInDowntown
4. Attend a meeting! Please check the News & Updates section for times and locations in the coming week. Each meeting has a focus around the following topic areas:
Let us know if you need help to get the word out to your communities! Read more...
- Agatha French August 3, 2017
"Presented as one of the Annenberg’s free “Beach=Culture” events, it was the one-month mark for 90X90LA, a series of 90 arts, culture and literary events presented over 90 consecutive days by Writ Large Press and their collaborators."
Chiwan Choi moderated a complex and thoughtful conversation with the following panelists;
Kima Jones, founder of book publicity company Jack Jones Literary Arts.
Adam Leipzig, chief executive of Entertainment Media Partners and a film producer;
Skira Martinez, owner of Cielo galleries/studios
and myself reppin' Popuphood.
The location was stunning, the Annenberg Community Beach House, fittingly on the former site of a 100-room mansion built by the phenomenally wealthy William Randolph Hearst, is worth a trip to enjoy again with monthly programs to enjoy like the Beach = Culture series.
READ THE LA TIMES ARTICLE HERE
We are thrilled to contribute to this important discussion, join us for a wonderful event- all the details below from their eventbrite page. Los Angeles has so much going on and we can't wait to share with you how we are expanding into this dynamic city.
AUG 1, 2017
Writ Large Press presents
Values Statement Discussion Panel: "Money"
Annenberg Community Beach House
15 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402
FREE: EVENTBRITE LINK TO RSVP
A discussion on the economy of art from various perspectives. Panelists include cultural entrepreneurs Sarah Filley, Kima Jones, Adam Leipzig, and Skira Martinez.
Moderated by Writ Large Press founder Chiwan Choi.
Writ Large Press convenes local authors, thinkers and organizers to investigate the value of art in society and motivate action around art and current issues. These conversations form a hinge point during the Press’ #90x90LA series, a summer long undertaking with events in Downtown LA, South Central, and the Westside taking place July through September.
Read LA TIMES REVIEW HERE
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