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Booth SET UP from Craneway Craft Fair

Throwback to my table set up at the Craneway Craft Fair in Richmond California last November. The organizers did a great job getting the space ready and getting in and out was seamless. I did pretty well too.

Here’s a photo of me working taken by Craneway’s Clara Rice.

This was a really cool moment. Michael Perry who wrote Turntable Timmy and Daniel’s Ride gave me some much neeeded encouragement over a decade ago when I was just starting out. It was so crazy to run into him at this event! See original post.

Dig this? Check out some press from the 7th annual Social Justice Children’s Book Fair where I’m not only a co-organizer but a vendor as well. Also, here’s a post about how I improved my table set up.

Video-Oakland Creates interview (snippet)

 

Yo, heres a snippet of a longer interview I did with Oakland Creates founder Avy Jetter! Stay tuned for the whole ting soon and come to the Oakland Creates Art, Comics, and Zine fests happening Dec 4th in Oakland Ca.
Link for more INFO
Dig this? Check out this video describing the event

I’m a vendor at San Jose Made 2022

 

Hey, if you’re in the South Bay, Central California, or the Bay Area please come to the 2022 San Jose Made Holiday Fair. This will be my third year either attending and/or vending at the event and I invite you to come shop, meet artists, eat, hang out, and play. There will be over 400 vendors selling clothing, art, household items, toys, pottery, sculpture, books, and more. They even had a photo booth and free gifts for the first 500 attendees each day. I’ll be there at booth G20 selling kids books, art prints, stickers, and more. 
San Jose Made is a crew of artists and entrepreneurs who support small businesses and local artists through yearly fairs, markets, pop ups, and storefront events in the San Jose and Santa Clara area.  Please visit their website and follow them on Instagram.
Check out some photos from last year. My wifey helped me set up:)
Photos by me and the SJ Made team
Dig this? Check out my post last year

San Jose Craft Holiday Fair – Nov 26-28, 2021

 

I’ll be vending at @sjmade’s holiday craft fair this year y’all. It’s the largest winter holiday craft fair in the South Bay Area and this year’s three full days from Black Friday (Nov. 26) through Small Business Saturday (Nov. 27) and ending on Sunday, Nov. 28. Know anyone who’d want to go? Tag em here or follow SJMade.
The event features over 350+ amazing makers, artists, designers, curators, workshops, food producers and creative small businesses. I’ve been to two of their events as a visitor and its always a good mix of people and makers. Why come to a craft fair? Gifts and goodies you can’t often get at a chain or corporate store! If you’re a maker there is also lots of inspiration. So mask up and come through! 
Free to get in. Santa Clara Convention Center – 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054.  Friday Nov. 26 (12 pm to 6 pm), Saturday Nov. 27 (11 am to 6 pm) and Sunday (11 am to 5 pm). More info at sanjosemade.com/pages/holiday-fair-2021.
This video is pre-pandemic, but posting it so you can get a vibe.
Shout out to SF Etsy, heres my post from 2019 when I was a vendor there.
Wanna see how I made it to 1k sales on Etsy? Peep

Black Joy Parade VIRTUAL marketplace

 

Hey i’m excited to share with you the first virtual market I will be a part of this year. The Black Joy Parade!! Last year I attended the in person festival for the 2nd time in downtown Oakland which probably had over 10K people. That would be the second time there as a visitor and my first time there as a vendor. It was great, I met tons of folks. And it was the only real in person event I got to vend at last year. This year with restrictions in place and nearly half a million people who have died as a result of the virus in the US its going online. 
Please check out my shop as always, but also check out some of the other vendors!! Read their descriptions and click on their links. Its free to look 🙂

Always with great branding and design, here’s the post from last year.

Throwback Photo

 

Here’s a throwback to November of 2019 when there were still events indoors and outside. And you could be in the same proximity as hella people without worrying about a virus. The big SF Etsy Holiday Emporium!
Photographer and maker Imelda Jimenez-LaMar took this photo for a blog post she wrote about sharing visuals as a seller. 
here’s a photo of my table from the Vallejo California Juneteenth event last year as well. 

Black Joy Parade 2020- Vendor!

Yo, what up. So this is the third annual Black Joy Parade. I missed the first one bit heard it was dope. I went last year to check it out and was amazed to see Black folks from so many places and walks of life. I’m talking about the righteous, the hood, the bougie, the spiritual, the creative, and so many more. 
What is it? It is a huge parade showing happiness and a day of performance, food, and vendors. Case in point, I will be a vendor there this year for the first time (Books, prints, artwork, and more). Come holler at me or tell your folks I’ll be there. See you soon. Peep this video from last year by Town futurist!