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Mayor Libby Schaaf, Made in Oakland!

IMG_7911-768x1024As part of her inaugural celebration, Oakland’s 50th Mayor Libby Schaaf invited the public to take part in the “Made in Oakland” festival at AmSteel, celebrating the diversity, creativity and maker spirit of Oakland!

Our garden, street, studios, and gallery were packed with art, music, dance, activities and festivity. All 11,000 guests who came to celebrate created a wonderful tribute to our city and our new mayor!

Thank you to all the artists, performers, and attendees! Cheers to Oakland!

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Interactive kids’ zone

From the Mayor’s press release:

“The January 11 “Made in Oakland” Inaugural Festival at American Steel Studios, a massive workspace and creative playground for artists and innovators founded in 2009, is free and open to the public. The cutting-edge art coming out of American Steel is being shown all over the world, with many iconic works featured annually at Burning Man.

The event celebrates the artistry and maker spirit of Oakland through live music, a Burning Man-style sculpture exhibit, art cars, a curated art gallery, local filmmakers, aerialists, an interactive kids zone and more. A special performance by world-renowned vertical dance pioneers BANDALOOP will highlight the celebration that will also include a variety of local dance troupes. West Oakland’s Attitudinal Healing Center will host community conversations and performances centered on peace and unity. An array of great eats from popular local food vendors and trucks – in addition to Oakland wines and craft beers – will be available for purchase.

The event is being hosted in partnership with American Steel Studios, Oakland Makers, Oakland Grown and Attitudinal Healing Center. Oakland’s own Glynn Washington, host of NPR’s Snap Judgment, will emcee the event.”

We hope you enjoy our photos from the event- click on any image to enlarge!