Posts Tagged ‘Downtown’

Art and Soul 2010

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

art-and-soul-2010This year marks the tenth anniversary of Art and Soul, Oakland’s live music and art festival in downtown Oakland.  The event takes place on Saturday, August 21st and Sunday, August 22nd.  This year’s lineup features well known groups, including Cake, MC Hammer, En Vouge, Tony! Toni! Toné! as well as local East Bay talent.  The event also features a Family Fun Zone for kids, art and artistic creations for purchase, lots of yummy food, and more!  Tickets are available for purchase online.  To purchase tickets and find out more information, check out their website here.

Art & Soul Oakland-August 15 and 16

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

This year’s Art & Soul Oakland Festival will be moving from Labor Day weekend to mid August. For $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and kids age 13-17 and 12 and under free you can come and see Shawn Colvin, BoDeans, Bobby Caldwell, or Frankie Lee–among a plethora of other talent that will be performing. Not only will there be amazing live entertainment, there will also be art shows, dancing, food, local artisans and vendors, and more. This year, all food vendors will be using compostable plates, cups, and utensils too because the festival is going green! There will be recycling and compost stations throughout the event area. The festival will be in downtown Oakland and has multiple entrances. For more information about this year’s extravaganza, click here.

Awaken Cafe: Greenie Award Winner listed on Oakland Unwrapped!

Monday, June 1st, 2009

The Bar at Awaken Cafe

The Bar at Awaken Cafe

For OneCalifornia Foundation, all nominees, finalists, and winners at the Indie Awards are winners because their work ties into the work of the foundation: helping to create this vibrant, diverse, and thriving community that is Oakland! We love the work these businesses and artists do, and think it’s great when it just so happens that their work intertwines with ours! This year, the winner of the Greenie Award was Awaken Café–who, besides brewing a mean latte, serving tasty organic treats, and supporting local musicians and artists, sells their coffee and so much more on our online marketplace, Oakland Unwrapped!


Awaken Café opened its doors last year, but it took lots of hard work and conscious community investigating to bring this community-oriented and eco-conscious café to fruition. (more…)