For $10 (You know how much those other "High Art " events can be, I got you) I provide you with all the art supplies you need. You tell your friends, bring tree, I share mine, we smoke , paint and be merry. Music in the building and light snacks. The subject to be painted for the event is not yet determined and nude models are being considered. To reserve your space, get more info and Stay tuned for updates check the link below
To January 13 & 14 everything will be on sale at T. Christal's creative space located at 2911 Fruitvale Ave. Oakland Ca
Deals Deals Deals
$5 Shoes and clothing
Art $2 and up
All jewelry on sale
Name your own price for art with the mention of this post
Shopping not required to stop by and have a good time
To check for updates or to view items for sale the event page is listed below
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The holidays are coming... here are some highly recommended events happening in Oakland to show your support for local artist, small businesses and shop for great gifts
Love Oakland? Put your money where your heart is! Shop Oakland this holiday season!
T.Christal will be having a huge art sale!!.
Citywide happenings can be found at
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M∆GIC M∆KERS is a celebration of queer creativity, healing, and liberation, centering the work of QTPOC, working class, and socially/politically conscious artists and healers.
The fifth annual M∆GIC M∆KERS will be a two-day event, with a completely different roster of artists, healers, treat makers, and DJs each day:
Saturday Dec 9th, 12pm* – 6pm
Sunday Dec 10th, 12pm* – 6pm ****CATCH T. CHRISTAL VENDING****
Humanist Hall, 390 27th St, Oakland, CA
Come check out our amazing and talented artists and healers:
▻ ARTISTS & CRAFTERS: artwork, accessories, clothing, homegoods, pottery, zines, books, + more
▻ HEALTH/BEAUTY: tinctures, salves, elixirs, bath & beauty, + more
▻ HEALING SERVICES: acupuncture, tarot, massage, + more
▻ OUTDOORS: cozy bonfire, cocktail bar, hot cider, + more
Please read details, including notes on access before you join us! Magic Makers is open to the general public from 1-6PM; For the first hour (12-1PM), we’re prioritizing access & comfort for anyone who prefers to avoid crowds (due to mobility, anxiety, scents, etc). Please help us increase access for folks who need this space and do not come until 1pm if you don’t need to be there for these reasons. Thank you! If you come at 12PM and are wearing scents, we will ask you to shower and return at 1PM Please come scent-free for the entire event to help make this space accessible to everyone.
Feb. 11 6-9 pm @ Somar bar in Oakland Artist and the DJ presents Muse(ic), A night of strictly vinyl tunes, food, drinks, art and more. To top it off its free
July 23, 2016 was the premier of Kutokwa Na Damu a menstrual installation and performance.. Held at SomArts in S.F. . The Night Light event was a success.
Night Light centers a series of robust, sometimes overlapping performances and site-specific art installations that activate SOMArts’ post-industrial space with the spirit of activism, embodying the idea of “code-breaking” in opposition to the status quo and unifying artists and audience in pursuit of liberatory self-determination. Night Light invites audience members to engage an artistic conversation about the relationship between identity, behavior, and lived reality. As with The Black Woman is God, Night Light exhibiting and performing artists proudly set the scope for their own existence.. check Instagram for hashtags #nightlightparty #somarts
T. Christal designs hit the runway this year, here's a recap on my designs
http://www.effort-lez.com/queer-fashion-week/ Check out this article, my vest is on the cover
GZ Studio is located @ 2615 Magnolia St. Suite D Oakland Ca.
"Dont punch me, but how are you looking pretty and handsome at the same time?"
The old black man asked in the store, I thanked him and we laughed hysterically.Ive been having problems with my identity lately. Let me clarify, the problem is not the lack of knowledge and comfort with self it has more to do with others. My problem has become with outsiders telling me and demanding ways that I need to identify myself to make them comfortable. This issue has come up far too often in the last few months and unfortunately has only been a conversation brought up by white trans female identifying bodies.
As a black lesbian born female, I can say struggles have come across the board via the work force, judicial system, and even in my own community around identity, but I never imagined the day that I would be addressed for calling myself a lesbian or using words like pussy. I began to question the privilege of any other body, especially that of a white man or woman, demanding anything from me.
Boggled by attacks on terms that I was using to describe myself, it made me question what was really wrong here? It made me question how anyone can police my preferences, and why they would even be so concerned or inclined to do so. This was totally different than the acceptance I received from the old black man who simply "got it", this was white privilege at its best.
Instead of using the word lesbian I have been directed to use the word "cis". As I was told this is the short term for a woman born female. Where does it come from? Why do I need to adjust to a language that I don't identify with and no one can even tell me where it derives from? Who made this the new lingo
and enforced a law that I must follow, because I didn't get the memo. The gay community is being divided into so many sub genres that it is actually separating us more, instead of loving folks for who they are some people are going way to far and telling others who they want them to be.
My ole school Lesbianism seems to not be good enough for the new age gays particularly white trans females. Using the word pussy has gotten me called Transmisogynistic, even though I am a female and have one ( pussy, vagina, cunt, whatever) and have clearly heard of gay guys referring lots of things to "pussies". I laugh, because at the end of the day I don't care what anyone calls themselves. I do not discriminate or judge, it takes too much energy. I wish the complainers understood their waste of time and forcefulness. Just let me live. Stop trying to control me. Allow me and others to call ourselves whatever we want. Be like the old black man, and just accept things they way they are.
As a black woman how could I hate women. I love women, that's why im a lesbian!
....and dont worry, I wont punch you.
Check www.laydeekaye..com for more of Laydee kaye's photography
Also catch some of these images and more @ American steel studio's 1960 Mandela Pkwy in Oakland until Nov. 6th for the Oakland for Iconic: Black Panther exhibition