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“Meet Your Maker” Craft Market & Food Truck Party | Berkeley

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Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
David Brower Center | 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA


For one afternoon, Berkeley’s David Brower Center will present Meet Your Maker, a celebration of the Bay Area’s alternative economies.

Free, but an RSVP is required.

Featuring Treasure Island Flea’s artisans, Institute of Urban Homesteading’s radical educators, Urban Ore’s scavengers, and Bay Area Community Exchange’s (BACE) timebankers, Meet Your Maker allows visitors to experience the breadth and depth of locally-generated, more sustainable alternatives to standard commercial production.

Explore a local craft market including:

  • handcrafted jewelry, originally made fashion, live art, re-purposed furniture pieces and more
  • local beer, wine, and specialty cocktails from Best Beverage Catering, food trucks Cheese Gone Wild, Kenny’s Heart & Soul, Naked Chorizo, Skylite snowballs, and Drip Mobile Express
  • local musicians

Dig a little deeper and choose from a variety of lively workshops and presentations that will help attendees jumpstart practicing alternative economic principles, including:

  • “Bay Area Scavenging” by Urban Ore
  • In-Home Fermentation” by the Institute of Urban Homesteading
  • “Community-Based Timebanking” by Bay Area Community Exchange (BACE)
  • “INSTA-TRADE” live swap by artist Kathryn Kenworth

Visitors will also be invited to write a love letter to their favorite locally-owned business with Yelp, share their own stories of crafting and making with Wakingstar, bring an object to swap with a stranger as part of Kathryn Kenworth’s INSTA-TRADE project, and experience Sara Kraft’s new performance-installation artwork as part of her new project about the rideshare industry.

About Reimagining Progress
May 22-September 11, the David Brower Center presents Reimagining Progress, its third annual juried exhibition of works by San Francisco Bay Area artists. Selected from over 400 submissions, Reimagining Progress features 18 local artists powerfully critiquing our unsustainable status quo, exploring our society’s relationship to production, consumption, and waste while proposing alternatives that balance valuing people and planet with financial profit.


Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, East Bay, Eating & Drinking, Fairs & Festivals, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music, Shopping & Fashion
Address: 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

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