Thursday, May 31, 2012

June 1st, June 9th, and beyond! CCC wants YOU!

Heya All! I can't believe that June is here. Let me know if you see where the spring went to, I just had it around here someplace. I lost it, I think, in between starting to make a million beautiful jackets for festival season, and desperately irrigating the gardens against Oakland's fierce sun. This week I woke up at 5am to see sailor friends off on their trip south, the boat packed to the gills with bikes, surfboards, everything they could possibly need. I gave them two bean plants and two fertilized duck eggs. Hooray summer! I hope you can stop by the studio sometime and see what we've been up to, it's a lot. Buy some stuff! Trades and special deals for mailing list subscribers are on the table too, so dream big! We will be keeping regular store hours noon-six, Thursday through Sunday, but also keep an eye on your calendar for these extra special events coming up.

1. First Friday Bike Party - June 1st
2. CCC Grand & Proper Art Opening - June 9th
3. First Saturday CRAFTERNOONS! - July 7th, August 4th

Awesome! Keep your ear to the ground and your eyes to the sky. And come by our storefront, we have been workin hard to make it super amazing for you! The whole Temescal/Telegraph neighborhood is ready to welcome you into Oakland's dirty little secret - sunshine and lazy days, we got 'em!
R. Coyote Counter Collective logo

1. First Friday Bike Party - June 1st
Happy Hour + DJ Cargobike + Raffle + Group Ride
Friday June 1st 5-7 PM
Manifesto Bicycles - right next door to Coyote Counter Collective!
421-423 40th St, Oakland / Macarthur
Beer flows at 5pm, raffle at 6pm, group ride to art murmur at 7pm

2. CCC Grand Art Opening - June 9th
Coyote Counter Collective is at the heart of Oakland's independent style, where the next generation of art & design is spreading its wings. The cooperative retail group opened its doors December 1st and after getting to know their new neighborhood they are ready for the limelight with a long-awaited Grand & Proper Art Opening! June 9th will showcase visual art and photography from Jon Fischer, and Ryan McClymont, and Rachel Lyra Hospodar, with new jewelry designs from Dida Jewelry, Scarlet and Madrone, Cannibalize Jewelry, Alchemilla, and others, featuring Medium Reality and Ghetto Goldilocks garments and Project Transaction leather. Glass art by Arlo Fishman. Featuring a miniature dance party with DJ Dangerous Alien and a dress-up sidewalk photo shoot with the Lilypad Collective. Refreshments will be served.

Coyote Counter Collective Grand Opening & Miniature dance party
5-9pm Saturday June 9th
423 40th St @ Webster

This is the real cutting edge of the next generation of design! Composed entirely of independent artists, this group rocks a truly sustainable as hell style by offering one-of-a-kind customization and repair services for clothes and jewelry while making their work right before your eyes in the attached studio. Through demonstrations, classes, and workshops, these artists educate about the killer techniques they use to customize vintage garments into a reconstructed style all your own. Coyote Counter Collective is a one-stop shop for everything you need to rock the next generation of DIY style!

Coyote Counter Collective
423 40th St, North Telegraph Oakland Macarthur BART
every Thurs-Sun 12-6pm
info @

3. First Saturday CRAFTERNOONS! - July 7th, August 4th
Save the date!

Coyote Counter Collective is Oakland's newest DIY hotspot. This group of local artists is giving back to the community with a series of events focusing on skill sharing and communal crafting. Close on the heels of Oakland's over-the-top cool First Fridays, Coyote presents a laid back Saturday afternoon of sharing in craft techniques, tips, scrap materials (and the best sourcing tips!) as well as hands-on intros to basic sewing tools. Think of it as a salon for all your DIY sewing questions.
First Saturday - CRAFTERNOONS! - 12-6pm
Communal Crafting at Coyote Counter Collective
7 July, 4 August