Magic Makers – Queer Art, Craft, and Healing Fair // Oakland
Magic Makers Queer Art, Craft, and Healing fair returns to Oakland for a fourth fabulous year. Social consciousness and community building come together in the West Coast’s largest queer art & craft fair.
MAGIC MAKERS is an intentional space of celebration of a queer art & crafting community centered on political and social awareness, a diversity of artists and vendors, and resistance to cultural appropriation in craft show trends.
Coming back after three years of successful and inspiring artistry, MAGIC MAKERS will return this year as a two-day event, on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4, 2016, from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Humanist Hall in Oakland. From 12:00pm – 1:00pm we would like to prioritize making the space accessible for people with disabilities including chemical sensitivities, and ask that all other attendees come after 1:00pm if possible. Each day of the fair will feature an entirely different roster of vendors, healers, and food makers.
This year’s event features more than 60 vendors offering visual art, jewelry and accessories, herbal blends and tinctures, clothing, books and zines, body care products, and more. In addition to vendor tables, Magic Makers also provides a healing space that features bodywork, acupuncture, massage, and tarot readers. Food and beverages handcrafted by local queer chefs and bartenders will provide nourishment. Earnings from drink sales will be donated to Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, and entry donations collected at the door will go to the struggle at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline, as well as local indigenous organizing efforts. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.