Divisadero Art Walk

There are a couple of art walks here in the city and I know the first Friday of every month they have on in Oakland but until last week I had never been to one. I’m usually lazy when it comes to art and I always miss the Divisadero one (even though I can literally walk there) but this time I made an effort to stop in – and by effort I mean my friends were showing art so I had more of a reason.

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The concept itself is actually really cool. For about a 5 or 6 block stint on Divis there are open shops with people’s art displayed. My friends had their art showing in a gallery but there were first floors of apartments that were open and some first floor shops that were displaying works as well.

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It was a really cool community thing to do in such a little-big city and in such a cool neighborhood. It’s a great spot to meet people and to see some really amazing art (aka. my friend’s art – shameless plug, I think yes). You can check them both out here and here.

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For a little night cap we visited the La Urbana garage bar (sounds weird, but it’s cool) and had a couple tacos and brews to celebrate our artist friends. It was a great place to celebrate whenever they both got a text to tell them something had sold!

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Love n’ Haight

You know the saying “less is more” or the old rule “take off one piece of jewelry before you leave the house’ – yeah those aren’t valid anymore. I think today it would be ‘mo is betta’ and ‘you best put on another bracelet before you leave’ or ‘layer that statement necklace with this one too.’ Why they needed to be sassy sayings, I don’t know, but that is the reality – especially recently. I’ve worked on my arm candy stacking and necklace and shirt layering and come to love how versatile it can be and how it takes an outfit to the next level. I now feel naked without some sort of jeweled accessory.

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So I am constantly on the lookout for new ways to stack or layer. These stacked bracelets are perfect, all a little bit similar but each different in its own way. They all work together to make this stack sparkle. This stack of animals is doing the same, stacked to make the perfect community. Haight Street is an eclectic group and this door mural shows how we are all different, that we all sparkle and yet we still fit and work together to complete the look.