I am going to stand on my soapbox again this week and preach the importance of following up with good intentions. I know we all have them, when we say, "I have to get over to that gallery or new shop,"...well please do, we all say we will support and then for what ever reason we don't get ourselves over to the shops...well guess what if you don't come, they will go..away.
I am asking you all to make every effort to help support all of these small businesses, even if you go and just spend $5, it adds up and keeps them going....
The EastBay Express (also an indie newspaper) has continued their campaign for shopping and supporting local. The 2009 Indie Revolution, below is the copy from the campaign.
Can you truly shape our society?
Yes you can!
Join the Indie Revolution to find out how! Not only is it free, it's inspiring, empowering, educational, and hopefully stimulates your "feel good" brain nodes. Each month you'll receive a packet in the mail with ideas and tips on how you can personally make a difference in our community. The theme changes each month.
Click here to get this month's journal.
To join the Indie Revolution and receive a hard copy of the monthly journal as well as special offers and invitations, simply email your name and mailing address to: Indie@EastBayExpress.com
INDIE BIZ OF THE WEEK
Located in Old Oakland, this store/gallery
is nothing but awesome! FiveTenStudio was
founded by Alfonso Dominguez and Sean
Matthews.They specializes in functional
limited edition objects and furniture.
Dedicated to the promotion of local designers,
artists and craftsmen.
Alfonso and his family have been working really
hard to make Old Oakland a destination. In
addition to FiveTenStudio he and his family have
their hands in the restaurant business with Tamarindo,
his wife owns a cute boutique called Mignonne and
I hear that he is involved with a new bar opening soon....
Right now FiveTenStudio is featuring custom audio components by
Audiowood: works by Joel Scilley. These are beautiful handcrafted
one of a kind turntable decks. Also in the space are audio
components by a variety of artisans including craved wood speaker
pods and amplifiers by GLOW Audio.
FiveTenStudio831 BroadwayOakland, CA 94607(510)451-9900
Hours: Sun-Wed appointment only, Thurs-Sat 11-6pm
DON'T MISS BLANKSPACE'S 3 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY & OPENING RECEPTION
for artists Renee Gertler & Jessica Dacher-THIS SATURDAY 7-10PM
Hey speaking of indie biz the Oakland Indie Awards are happening
again this year.You can nominate your favorite Oakland Indie Biz
by clicking here.
The Indie Awards are a program of One California Foundation.
They are hosting third third annual awards party on Friday,
May 15, 2009 at 5:30 pm at The Crucible at 1260 7th St, Oakland.
This event will celebrate the spirit and community impact of
Oakland's independent businesses and artists.
umm..maybe blankspace could be nominated...just saying...