Sacramento Creative Economy VIDEO Meeting 03-2020

Sacramento Creative Economy meeting Thursday, March 26 at 5:30. A VIRTUAL VIDEO CONFERENCE

About this Event

Due to the nature of current circumstances with the Corona Virus, many of our respected speakers who were scheduled to speak are mitigating a flurry of situations within our community and will not be able to speak at this current meeting.

We are planning a large virtual meeting because we are just as confused as you are, and are all in this together. Fear is dangerously contagious, but the most complex creative ideas usually emerge from dark weird periods like these…so what are we doing about it?

This will be a video chat for a large group discussing :

  • How we are each making the most of this period?
  • What is the city’s economic relief package and is it for the Creative Economy?
  • How can we help each other?
  • Is there a silver lining or lesson here?

We are going to keep this meeting fluid as things are constantly changing. Councilman Eric Guerra has this video conference meeting on his calendar. This could change, but we are grateful to have civic leaders to help us navigate. We will update this event periodically as we get more information.

Out of an abundance of caution and to align with current public health recommendations regarding COVID-19, this will be a virtual meeting, in the form of a large video conference. Please sign up to join so we know how many will be on the video chat and can appropriately prepare.

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS: Just canceling, didn’t feel right. We may not be able to be in the same physical room, but that does not mean we still can’t unite, organize and be a supportive community. So we are holding a video conference meeting, where up to 500 people can be on a video chat. We have the tech – let us use it for good!

With kindness 🙂

THIS WILL BE A DIGITAL ONLINE CONFERENCE MEETING DUE TO CDC ADVISORY OF LIMITING IN PERSON GATHERINGS – LINKS TO JOIN THE CONFERENCE WILL BE SHARED WITH REGISTERED GUESTS.

What is the creative economy?
The creative economy has no single definition. It is an evolving concept which builds on the interplay between human creativity and ideas and intellectual property, knowledge, and technology. Essentially it is the knowledge-based economic activities upon which the ‘creative industries’ are based.

The creative industries – which include advertising, architecture, arts and crafts, design, fashion, film, video, photography, music, performing arts, publishing, research & development, software, computer games, electronic publishing, and TV/radio – are the lifeblood of the creative economy. They are also considered an important source of commercial and cultural value.

The creative economy is the sum of all the parts of the creative industries, including trade, labor, and production. Today, the creative industries are among the most dynamic sectors in the world economy providing new opportunities for developing countries to leapfrog into emerging high-growth areas of the world economy.

This meeting is for all creatives across silos in the Sacramento area to connect, learn about opportunities, learn best practices from each other and foster collaboration in our community.

UPCYCLEPOP ECO HOLIDAY MARKET EVENT

UpcyclePop Eco Holiday Market is a one-day creative place to play, explore and shop sustainably for the holidays. An interactive market for upcycled and repurposed items along with artist demos, music, fashion show, panel discussion, and surprise performances. This year’s gallery exhibit is  Carts for the Arts, which is highlighting the vaping waste problem. Free event with free parking.

Knowing it is impossible to indefinitely run a linear system on a finite planet, Upcyclepop introduces circular economy principles into a fun engaging experience. Remake, play, shop, eat and get creative.

We practice sustainability and strive to make this a zero-waste event. Please …no single-use plastics. Bring your own mug, wine glass or useable cup to fill up on kombucha, wine, mimosas or beer. All going to a good cause – a nonprofit dedicated to creating a kind, creative, inclusive and sustainable future for all beings. UpcyclePop is located at the Atrium – A Creative Innovation Center for Sustainability.

Free Parking – 110 spots

Wheelchair Accessible  |.   Sustainable Holiday Shopping

ADD TO CALENDAR

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/390039665268755

Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/upcyclepop-eco-holiday-market-and-exhibit-tickets-76852779733

Eventbrite short – http://bit.ly/upcyclepop2019

NextDoor – https://nextdoor.com/events/3293654/

 

UpcyclePop - Remade in Sacramento - Old Sac market

UpcyclePop Market – Remade in Sacramento

UpcyclePop is a playful pop-up eco market. An all-ages interactive market with live entertainment, eco-friendly repurposed art, furniture, fashion, home design, & inventions. Visit Old Sacramento and experience local music, art demonstrations, live art and more.

UpcyclePop – Remade in Sacramento is a fun creative market for sustainable living, and will popup every Saturday until August 17, on Front Street in Old Sacramento. Watch eco-friendly artists create works of art from discarded items, meet eco-conscious inventors and play with the interactive art installations.

UpcyclePop seeks to promote play, local creativity, and education on the need to discard our throwaway mindset. Knowing it is impossible to indefinitely run a linear system on a finite planet, UpcyclePop – Remade in Sacramento is Americas first Upcycle Market, inducing sustainability, kindness, and circular economy reasoning.

Remake, shop, play, explore and get creative. 

UpcyclePop - Remade in Sacramento - Old Sac market

UpcyclePop Market – Remade in Sacramento

UpcyclePop is a playful pop-up eco market. An all-ages interactive market with live entertainment, eco-friendly repurposed art, furniture, fashion, home design, & inventions. Visit Old Sacramento and experience local music, art demonstrations, live art and more.

UpcyclePop – Remade in Sacramento is a fun creative market for sustainable living, and will popup every Saturday until August 17, on Front Street in Old Sacramento. Watch eco-friendly artists create works of art from discarded items, meet eco-conscious inventors and play with the interactive art installations.

UpcyclePop seeks to promote play, local creativity, and education on the need to discard our throwaway mindset. Knowing it is impossible to indefinitely run a linear system on a finite planet, UpcyclePop – Remade in Sacramento is Americas first Upcycle Market, inducing sustainability, kindness, and circular economy reasoning.

Remake, shop, play, explore and get creative.

Muay Thai Tournament Event at The Atrium

Sacramento Sparring Tournament

This Sacramento Sparring Tournament of Muay Thai is a sport that has strong respect principles and rituals. Happening April 20th at The Atrium.

Muay Thai or Thai Boxing is the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand. It was developed several hundreds of years ago as a form of close-combat that utilizes the entire body as a weapon.

Today its definitive origins are debated by modern scholars, as much of the Muay Thai history was lost when the Burmese ransacked Ayudhaya, Siam’s capital city in Thailand, during the 14th century.

Most written Muay Thai history was lost when the Burmese looted the temples and depositories of knowledge held in Ayudhaya, and what volumes were saved are now national treasures that are preserved and protected as documentation for Thai culture and heritage.

In 1238 (Buddhist years), the first Thai army was created in the northern city of Sukhothai, Siam being its capital. The recorded history shows that a need to defend the capital city was spawned by many wars being fought between neighboring tribes and kingdoms. The Siamese army was created to protect the government and its inhabitants within the city and surrounding villages. Soldiers were taught hand-to-hand combat and how to use weapons, as well as how to use the entire body as a weapon. Their training is what eventually evolved into Muay Thai and Krabi Krabong.

Learning the military arts or “Muay Thai” became engrained in the culture of the early Siamese people. With the constant threat of war, training centers slowly began to appear throughout the kingdom. These were the first Muay Thai camps. Young men practiced the art form for various reasons: self-defense, exercise, discipline; monks even instructed at many Buddhist temples, passing down knowledge and history from one generation to the next.

As Muay Thai became popular with the poor and common people, it also became a required staple for the high-class and royalty. The two sons of King Phokhun Sri In Tharatit, the first King of Sukhothai, were sent to learn at the Samakorn training center. The common idea was that: good warriors made brave leaders and this would prepare them as future rulers of the kingdom.

Phokhun Ram Khamhaeng university is named after the writer of the first ancient text of Muay Thai. It is located in Bangkok along with the Sport Authority of Thailand.

Laughter Yoga Meetup Sacramento

Treat yourself to a joyful, stress-releasing hour to pamper your right brain! Our laughter Yoga Class combines deep yogic breathing with spontaneous laughter exercises, clapping, chaniting, mime and music. All ages and levels of fitness welsome. No mats or poses are required. Wear comfy clothing and a smile! And please bring an eco-friendly water bottle.

Sacramento Eco Holiday Market - Upcycle Pop

UPCYCLE POP SPARK – ECO HOLIDAY MARKET

UPCYCLE POP SPARK – ECO HOLIDAY MARKET


Upcyclepop registerAll-ages indoor interactive market with live music and eco-friendly repurposed art, furniture, fashion, home design, & inventions. Enjoy art demonstrations, immerse in panel discussions, play with interactive art, experience local music & savor beer and wine for a good cause.

Upcycle Pop is an interactive pop-up indoor Sacramento eco holiday market for artistically repurposed art, furniture, fashion, home design, and inventions. On December 2, 2018, from noon to 6 pm, shop sustainably for the holiday season and watch eco-friendly artists create works of art from discarded items. Enjoy original live music from local bands, savor kombucha, beer or wine for a good cause (SVS) and play with the interactive art installations.

The premiere of exceptional art exhibit ‘Evil Empire’ by Brock Alexander will be held in the art gallery along with immersive panel discussions from Ecology to national artist opportunities to Burning Man. This Sacramento Holiday Market event is family-friendly with something for everyone and every age.

Knowing it is impossible to indefinitely run a linear system on a finite planet, Upcycle Pop is the inducer of circular economy reasoning, Americas first upcycle market.

Remake, shop, play, explore and get creative.

All alcohol proceeds go towards the non-profit Sacramento Valley Spark – a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to promote the arts, self-expression, and enact positive social change in our community.

 

UpcyclePOP upcycle with Sierra 2 the learnery furniture-flip IMG_3931

Theater Chair Upcycle Workshop- A Collaboration with Sierra2

August 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Times: 10 a.m.  – 4 p.m.
Location: at UPcyclePOP’s Art Lab — 7300 Folsom Blvd. Sacramento 95826
Fee: $180/ person
Advanced registration required. This class is limited to 10 participants.

Register Here

A long-lasting trend in the DIY community is furniture flipping and restoration– and it’s easy to see why! Not only is the life of the piece of furniture extended, flippers and DIY-ers get to infuse their own creativity on the project with new paint and fun fabric!

In this upcycle workshop, you’ll gain hands-on experience updating a chair – specifically, a vintage theater chair straight out of the 24th Street Theater– under the guidance of professional upcycling artists Mike Jones and Maureen Hefti.   Proper prep and painting techniques will be covered, as well as re-upholstering skills for a fresh look.

 

What You Get
The price of the workshop includes:

  • the vintage theater chair (a true piece of local history as these chairs were in the Memorial Auditorium before being moved to Sierra 2 Center)
  • hands-on instruction & assistance from professional artists
  • the tools needed to flip the theater chair into a one-of-a-kind work of art.
  • a beautiful wood slab that we will affix your chair to so it is free-standing, secure & portable. (Chairs were originally bolted to the floors of the theater)
  • light lunch and snacks provided.

By the end of class, you’ll take home a unique piece of furniture, perfect for your home, and the furniture restoration knowledge for future projects!

What You Bring
We ask that you buy and bring your own paint and fabric so that you can make your chair suit your needs and match your home’s style! Exact measurements and kind of paint will be emailed.

About the Artists
Maureen Hefti
 is a maker going way back. She learned to sew at age 7 and by 6th grade was making most of her clothes. She pulled her first mid-century chair out of a dumpster at age 13, and with the help her mom, a professional upholsterer, she recovered it. Maureen’s sewing interests include quilting, home decor, clothing, and light upholstery work. She attended the University of Utah School of Fine Art and currently works as a  metalsmith fabricating fine jewelry at her studio in Sacramento.

Mike Jones grew up in southwest Nebraska working in his mom’s upholstery shop helping her restore and reupholster furniture and vehicles.  He moved to California to teach and work with at-risk youth. Mike loves to be challenged creating an array of upcycled furniture and custom pieces of art. From small keepsake boxes to building large custom campers, he loves to help people create items that fit perfectly in their lives.

The Learnery at Sierra2
Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community serves as a regional incubator of the arts, education, culture, and community activities. As the voice of the neighborhood, SCNA actively participates in preserving the heritage of and enhancing the quality of life in the Curtis Park neighborhood and throughout Sacramento by operating the Sierra 2 Center and the included Senior Activity Center.

The Learnery at the Sierra 2 Center provides a variety of quality, local learning opportunities for people of all ages! Discover a new hobby, pursue passions, foster creative talent, or become an expert on an interesting topic with our educational enrichment classes taught by area experts. Our offerings range from the arts to technology, and culinary courses to professional development.
See this workshop offered on the Sierra 2 learnery website.

About UPcyclePOP
UPcyclePOP is a playful multi-vendor market for artistically re-purposed art, furniture, fashion, home design, and inventions.  Shop sustainably from local artists, and play with the interactive art installations.  The UpcyclePOP Art Lab is an artist co-working space that hosts workshops and a place to collaborate on larger projects.

Many UpcyclePOP artists have programs that support foster youth, people with disabilities and the elderly. Your support in their art or workshops helps them extend support to these groups making our community healthier, happier and stronger.

UPcyclePOP is a project of Unleashed Productions

Lemon Jones learning to Solder with Maureen Hefti at UPcyclePOP lab co-working space for upcyclers artists and inventors in Sacramento

Introduction to Soldering

A simple introduction to soldering class at the UPcyclePOP Lab in Sacramento, CA on May 26th. Maureen Hefti from Vintage and Spoons will cover the basics of soldering. From safety info, use of tools, and supplies that are must-haves. The class also includes a take-home project that you can wear on your hand and be proud of yourself. Space is limited.

In this picture is Lemon Jones, a sixth grader who just learned to soldier. Maureen can teach anyone. Happening at the UPcyclePOP Lab at 7300 Folsom Blvd. Sacramento. $50 for the class.

Please contact Maureen Hefti (SPoons & Vintage) to sign up. We want to grow our Creative Economy here in Sacramento.

Shira Lane - UPcyclePOP

MSN

She didn’t want to come to Sacramento. Now she’s helping build its new economy.

Shira Lane - UPcyclePOPUPcyclePOP was just one of several temporary events that in recent years turned vacant Sacramento buildings into short-term art installations or artists markets – ArtHotel, ArtStreet and Makers Mart events are among the most notable.

In an alternate universe, Shira Lane is still a Sacramento artist who hasn’t connected with the city creatively. Until the city launched the “Creative Economy” grant program over the summer, Lane, a documentary filmmaker, lived here but didn’t intellectually play here. While she had physically moved – reluctantly at first – to Sacramento two years ago, her video production work remained in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Six months later, she spent the final week of 2017 showing artists around a 38,000-square-foot office building near the Sacramento State campus. She has reached a deal with the landlord to turn a portion of the building into “Upcycle,” a shared workspace for other creatives looking for connection and a desk to call their own. Read the full article

 

ABC10 NEWS

From ABC10 news: UPcyclePOP, a new kind of holiday market. The pop-up shop is comprised of artwork repurposed and upcycled art, furniture, fashion, home design, and inventions.  Visitors can watch artists create work from discarded items, or try a workshop or two.

UPcyclePOP calls itself “America’s first upcycle market.” The event creators urge everyone to “remake, play, shop, eat and get creative.” The holiday market is the brainchild of Bay Area resident Shira Lane, who moved to Sacramento about 2 years ago.

Lane came up with the event in October after learning about the Creative Economy Pilot Project in Sacramento. She had travelled to other countries and seen their upcycle markets but realized there were none in the U.S. Lane didn’t get the grant but was able to have the event anyway due to support from local artists and the Power Inn Alliance.

The pop-up market beings at 1:30 p.m. at 7300 Folsom Blvd. It will run until 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16. It will also be open on Sunday, Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m

Thank you ABC10 for creating this piece.

Here is the link to the video – on their website – http://www.abc10.com/news/local/sacramento/upcyclepop-pop-up-holiday-market-comes-to-sacramento/499919228

Photography by Kachiside Madu - Upcyclepop Dec 2017 event. Remade in Sacramento - America's first upcycle market.

FOX40 LIVE SHOW

Upcyclepop was featured on the Fox40 live morning show on the opening day of our first UpcyclePOP on December 14, 2017. Here is what they wrote:

From old dishware to retro furniture pieces, to straight-up trash, items are seen in an innovative fresh way are built up into works of art.It’s called upcycling and you can find local artists displaying, selling and teaching about their work at the UPcyclePOP event happening through Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Sacramento.

“They are going to say, ‘That’s made out of what? Like that was what?'” UPcyclePOP organizer Shira Lane said. Nick Lopez got tired of burning old fence wood and now creates beautifully handcrafted sculptures out of chopped-up pieces of scrap wood.”You don’t have to buy it and that’s what it was for me. I didn’t have a lot of money to buy a bunch of raw materials to start making my art,” Lopez said. “I just used what was there.”

Magnus Rubsam takes the 1950s and 60s television sets and restores them using original parts while keeping the clean mid-century look.Most of his TVs he picks up on the side of the road.”Once I get the set I take it all apart and then look it over and determine what’s exactly needed what parts I have on hand that are going to fit and everything pretty much has to be built from scratch,” he said.

Lane says the goal of this UPcyclePOP is to inspire people to think of innovative ways to reuse their trash, to prevent garbage from accumulating on our planet. “So I hope that they will start looking at things that they have at their home and instead of going into the trash,” Lane said. “They’ll be like, ‘Wait a minute, there is something we can do something with this.'”

For more information on UPcyclePOP, click here.

UpcyclePOP - Remade in Sacramento - Americas first upcycle market

GOOD DAY SAC SETUP

Upcyclepop was fortunate to have the crew of Good Day Sacramento come and tour opening day of the first-ever upcycle market in the United States, December 14th, 2017. Alisa goes around the market space in the early hours of the morning as artists were setting up to get a feel of what was going to happen in the space hours from then. Artists featured here: Rare Bird Stereos, Thirdsman Ashton Bohm, Thomas Ramey. Mike Jones, Mira Cukrov, and Harumi Designs.

Thank you Good Day Sacramento for being always so interested in upcycling and highlighting the importance of love to our environment.

 

 

Photography by Kachiside Madu - Upcyclepop Dec 2017 event. Remade in Sacramento - America's first upcycle market.

DEC 2017 PICTURES

UpcyclePOP, America’s first upcycle Market was created as a place for artists to band together with the common goal of sustainability and kindness. A playful fun interactive market that is inquisitive and inspiring. The goal is to bond circular economy principles with the local creative economy, to sustainably strengthen and enrich the community.

UPcyclePOP is an eco-holiday pop-up market and workspace for artistically repurposed and upcycled art, furniture, fashion, home design and inventions. Watch artists create works of art from discarded items, try out a workshop or two and play with the interactive art installations and then rock out to a different band in the evening. UPcyclePOP is free to the public with free parking. Knowing it is impossible to indefinitely run a linear system on a finite planet, we are doing something about it with UPcyclePOP, America’s first upcycle market.  Remake, play, shop, eat and get creative with UpcyclepopThese are some pictures from our first event and America’s first-ever upcycle market – UpcyclePOP, Remade in Sacramento.