Oakland First Fridays Festival
2301 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California 94612
By appointment only


Let's Raise This Baby Outside the Box
Let's Raise This Baby Outside the Box  By Pamela Mays McDonald

Today, I call on all proud Oaklanders and art-lovers to save our cultural spirit and nurture the soul of creativity, born in our hills and flatlands. Take to the streets this Friday evening, March 1, to reclaim Art Murmur for art lovers. Visit the galleries and patronize local businesses. Then, at 9:00 pm, I call on you to observe a moment of silence, then to leave the area -- peacefully. Let's show the world the Oakland that shines in our ideals; everyone is watching. In spite of February's tragic, post-festival shooting death arising from a dispute between two young men, we as a community can join forces to ensure the future of our city's vibrant arts scene. We must take back our streets from violence and fear. And what better opportunity than when we have all gathered together to celebrate beauty? Come on, we can hella do this. Read more @ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pamela-mays-mcdonald/transforming-oaklands-fir_b_2766097.html
Dates: Every Wednesday, April 13 through June 22 Time: 6 PM to 8:20 PM Location: 2301 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 Register before April 13 Fee: $99 for 10 sessions Green LEEF, in partnership with Oakland First Fridays, is proud to offer an entrepreneur series for local artisans who are ready to take the next step to become a business.  This is a ten-class series, and will guide participants through needed strategies to make your hobby or craft into a sustainable business. Who It's For: Artists Designers Artisans Hobbiests Entrepreneurs  Oakland First Friday Vendors What You'll Get: 20+ hours of in-class time Tools for strategic planning and business development Access to expert advice An opportunity to ensgage with a test market at Oakland First Fridays What You'll Learn: Business Basics Financial planning and management Business strategy Marketing and promotions (social media) Local business law