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      Urban Manufacturing Alliance 2nd National Convening Kick-Off Party in Oakland

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      October 2, 2013

      Wednesday   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

      1260 7th St
      Oakland, California 94607

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      Urban Manufacturing Alliance 2nd National Convening Kick-Off Party

      Join us in celebrating a vibrant national urban manufacturing sector and come to the Urban Manufacturing Alliance 2nd National Convening Kick-Off Party and National Manufacturing Day celebration!

      The Kick-Off Party will be held at The Crucible, a 56,000 sq. ft. nonprofit industrial arts and education space that teaches youth and adult artist classes in welding, jewelry, blacksmithing, glass blowing, woodworking, sculpture, fire dancing and more on 7th street in West Oakland. 


      Join us for exciting live demonstrations, networking, and a chance to visit this unique space. Delicious local food and drink will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10 for the public. Admission for UMA Convening attendees is included in convening registration.


      *All ages event, 21+ w/valid ID for alcoholic beverages. 


      Mayor Jean Quan, Mayor of the City of Oakland

      Kate Sofis, Executive Director of SF Made and Co-Founder/Advisory Board Member of Urban Manufacturing Alliance


      Steven Young, Executive Director of The Crucible

      Steven Young Received his MLA from the Graduate School of Fine Arts at The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. His work is inspired by a minimalist esthetic and focuses on combining materials to form clean modern lines and hand formed surfaces.  Steven believes that everyday objects should be artful and inspiring. His work incorporates steel, glass and light including neon and fire.  Steven has also worked on a number of award winning large-scale public art installations around the Bay Area. Now serving as the Executive Director of The Crucible, the importance of the art of making has become central to his efforts.


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      The Crucible is part of a broader movement by West Oakland industrial arts organizations to advocate for policies that encourage the growth of the region's industrial arts movement, and to provide new educational and economic opportunities for youth and the community. The Crucible offers more than $100,000 each year in scholarships to local youth to take industrial arts classes. Learn more at


      To learn more about Oakland's industrial arts movement, you can click on these articles:






      Convening Kick-Off Sponsors

      Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

      Goodman Bircher

      In-Kind Sponsors

      Inner City Advisors

      Just Desserts


      Categories: Food & Wine | Nightlife & Singles | Performing Arts

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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