Thursday, July 30, 2009

Oakland Reppin in D.C.

8th grade students of Dolores Huerta Learning Academy in the Fruitvale of Oakland visited Washington D.C. Students visited many historical museums, the Lincoln and Vietnam Memorials, and the White House, where students represented Oakland in their fly Oaklandish shirts. The trip was a great success, and the crew at Oaklandish is always down to hook up shirts for a good cause.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Salsa by the Lake; The Sequel

The second Salsa by the Lake of the year was a huge success. Hundreds of folks from the Town came out to enjoy the live music, dancing, and beautiful Sunday sunshine. Lots of people took advantage of the free dance lessons taught by Isaac Kos-Read.

We loved the wonderful live music of "Pasion Habanera."

We sold our Salsa by the Lake event t-shirts and dresses, gave out hundreds of free Oaklandish stickers, and spread the word about the Oakland Innovators award winners. Among the hundreds of Oakland residents at Salsa by the Lake, was local rapper Dru Down.

Check out these videos from Salsa by the Lake:

Stay tuned for more fun Oaklandish events coming up this summer!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Salsa by the Lake

SALSA BY THE LAKE is this Sunday, July 26th!
We've been having this party once a year, but since everyone had so
much fun at the last one in May, we're bringin' it to y'all again!
There will be free dance lessons by Isaac Kos-Read, and live band
"Pasion Habanera." This party will take place at Splash Pad Park
(across from the Grand Lake Theater, where the Farmers' Market is)
from 2:00-7:00pm. Don't miss it!
Oaklandish sets another precedent: The World's First Unisex Dress.
We will be selling these (and event t-shirts at Salsa by the Lake).

Here are pictures from the last Salsa by the Lake in May.

New Oaklandish Apparel

The "Keep Baseball in Oakland" shirt was designed with the future in mind. Half of all proceeds go toward local Little League scholarships for kids and teens in Oakland who need it the most.

Besides cheering for the Oakland A's at the Coliseum, those of us who grew up here in Oakland used to get juiced as kids about the giraffe murals on the pillars at the Harrison St. freeway exit. We are proud to release our new t-shirt featuring the giraffe.

Did you hear that BART has now extended its line to Springfield?
Check out our new Bart BART t-shirt.

Hit up our webstore at or come see us at the Grand
Lake Farmers' Market on Saturdays and the Temescal Market on Sundays!

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Crucible Fire Arts Festival

Here are some pictures of the Oaklandish crew
having fun at the Crucible Fire Arts Festival.

More summer festivals coming up soon...

Monday, July 13, 2009

Taller Tupac Amaru Open Studios

Favianna Rodriguez, the 2009 Oaklandish Arts-in-Action award winner held a bi-annual open studios with her collective, Ink and Paper on July 11th and 12t. There were prints, live art, and printmaking demonstrations.

One of the activities was screen-printing a mystery "edible ink" on tortillas, including ones that said "Tortilla Supreme Sotomayor" and "Indian Land."

For more information about the Arts-in-Action award winner, check out: