May 2013 Newsletter


May is Maker’s Month and bubbling over with activity and excitement, Maker Faire, Oakland Indies, a 230′ long educational garden, and unique opportunities to meet with these amazing artists, innovators and makers.

Lots to see! Lots to do!

Introducing our new Events Calendar, updated at every coffee break!

Art + Industry Exhibit by appointment this week only

Coming together to showcase, delight, and demonstrate the breadth and depth of what happens inside this six acre building, this weekends show was a smashing success.
You don’t have to miss it! May 13-18 the entire display will still be on exhibit. Meet the artists, commission a piece, bring something home with you…
eMail us to set up an Art + Industry gallery appointment.

Maker Faire May 18 + 19

Maker Faire promises to thrill, educate, and inspire the Bay Area and we are coming out in full force. Come play with us! Interactive hands on demonstrations range from welding, pottery, an old school printing press… and then there’s a giant flaming art car… Read the full post here

Happenings at American Steel Studios

Merritt College Donates to Amsteel’s Educational Garden

Special thanks to Molly and her crew from Merritt College’s Landscape Horticulture Department for donating a beautiful array of plants that will help us build an educational garden along the building facade on Poplar Street!
Contact us to Volunteer!

An Eye for Style Fashion Academy
Reunion Fashion Show

The Eye for Style program cultivates the natural skills inside young people who love fashion. Celebrate the alumni of this great program and 12 young Bay Area designers with an amazing runway which is sure to dazzle and inspire.
Read the full post here

Sean Cusack featured in

The lead artist for Sheet Metal Alchemist, Sean’s art makes the words “raw, dangerous beauty” come to mind. He mixes the warmth of fire and light with the coldness of twisted metal, smiling all the while.

Read the full post here

Line 51: Introducing a New Blonde IPA

Since being founded in November, Line 51 has doubled their projected growth and is now serving 35 bars in Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley.
Introducing Leadoff Blonde IPA, a baseball seasonal.
Check out the Tap Map to find out where he is pouring!

Goings On In West Oakland

We’re Going to the Indies!

Our space, our tenants, and our fearless leader have been nominated for awards. The Kaiser Center Rooftop Garden is a beautiful venue and the entire event is a load of fun!

This is a party not to miss. Please join us at the awards! 

Got Blood?

Sponsored by the Oakland Police Department 
Click here to schedule an appointment, or call 800.733.2767
Donors are needed every day. Don’t wait to save a life.
date : Wednesday, May 15
time : 9am – 3pm
locale : in the lobby of 455 Seventh Street (at Broadway)

Featured Innovator

Kali Snowden

From paintings that change with 3D glasses and black light to welding giant interactive sculptures, Kali embodies talent, effectiveness, and grace in her person and her work.

Read the full post here 

People in Your Neighborhood

Hodo Soy

Meaning “good bean”, Hodo Soy is creating products that are beyond good. And beyond tasty! They use only whole, certified organic, non-GMO beans, all U.S. grown from a farmer cooperative.

Read the full story here

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