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creative workshops led by local artists

Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop at Golden Gate Doulas 6.22.19

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Join gather for our popular Image Transfer to Wood Workshop on Saturday June 22nd at 10a. For this class we are headed to Golden Gate Doulas and popping up in their gorgeous family room.

Our instructor, Chelsea Hiatt Farley has made a business of transferring her photos on to wood with her company Cuppa Fog for the past 6 1/2 years.  For this workshop she will share her secret tips and tricks! 

In this class, Chelsea each teach you: Wood preparation, image transfer application, removal of paper, distressed-finish techniques, sealant method, and how to apply hardware on the back of your new art. 

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop Includes:

-2 5x7 inches wood transfers (One image you will complete in class, and the other you will start in class and take home to finish)

-Vintage themed San Francisco photos*

-All art materials

This two hour class also includes mimosas and light brunch snacks. Our gracious hosts, Golden Gate Doulas have a beautiful community space in San Francisco’s lower Haight neighborhood for new and expecting moms. No need to be a parent though, this workshop is all inclusive and everyone is welcome! No experience needed- all levels welcome!

What: Image Transfer to Wood Workshop: $45-55*

When: Saturday June 22nd 10a-12p

Where: Golden Gate Doula Associates - 678 Haight St, San Francisco, CA

(note this workshop will not be held at gather in Hayes Valley)

Space is Limited - Register now!

*If you use our vintage themed San Francisco photos the cost is $45 but if you'd like to customize it more you can use your own photos for $55. If you are using your own photos we recommend good contrast and high resolution digital files. We advise you to stay away from portraits (people or animal), as they are tougher to make sure the distressing doesn’t happen over important parts like faces. Please email pictures to hello@gathersf.com by Tuesday June 18th.

Registration closes at midnight on Tuesday June 18th for custom pictures ($55) and Friday June 21st for SF themed option ($45).

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Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

Knit Pouf Cushion Workshop 6.29.19

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Join us on Saturday June 29th at 11am for our brand new Knit Pouf Cushion Workshop with Cara Corey Designs. Learn how to make your own cozy modern pouf to complement your home decor. You will knit the cover piece using giant stuffed yarn and a simple stitch you can make with your hands rather than knitting needles. No experience necessary! Then you will learn how to make a fabric stuffing bag and stuff your pouf before closing it up. 

The finished pouf is approximately 16 inches in diameter and 12 inches tall. The size can vary depending on the size of your loops. You will also learn how to adjust the size to make bigger or smaller poufs and other ways to stuff it for a more soft or firm filling. 

We will provide soft fiberfill stuffing, however you can bring your own stuffing (old fabric or blankets, down pillow, foam cushion, etc.) if you like. 

*Choose from six colors - see last picture (Cream, light gray, dark gray, pink, turquoise and blue shown in photo). You must sign up June 14th to guarantee your color choice. After that you can choose from what's in stock.

This two hour class includes mimosas and light brunch snacks. We'll even give you a special discount on purchases at Dandelion Post (where our studio is located) during the class! Be sure to sign up soon, spaces will fill up fast.

What: Knit Pouf Cushion Workshop: $95

When: Saturday June 29th: 11a-1p

Where: gather - 421 40th St, Oakland (inside Dandelion Post)

Space is Limited - Register now! 

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Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Floral Arranging Workshop 7.10.19

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Join us Wednesday July 10th, 2019 at 7p for special Summer Floral Arranging Workshop with Lorena Cortez of Home Sweet Flowers.

Lorena will walk the class through the various meanings and histories of flowers, where to source fresh flowers, and how to put together a beautiful vase arrangement to take home. Price includes all flowers, a vase, and all other class materials. Each student will leave with their own floral arrangement in vase.

Home Sweet Flowers began in 2013 in the Castro with bouquets being sold out of a suitcase. Since then they have had a floral truck, sold bouquets at markets and pop ups, and delivered their beautiful arrangements to residents. The business now focuses on weddings & events solely and has never lost the most important ingredient to the savory recipe - the love for flowers.

Wine, beer, and yummy snacks are provided and you’ll get a discount on merchandise in Dandelion Post, where our studio is located that night.

Floral Arranging Workshop: $70

Wednesday July 10th at 7p

gather - 421 40th St, Oakland (inside Dandelion Post)

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Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Candle Making Workshop 8.15.19

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Join us Thursday August 15th, 2019 at 7pm for a special candle making workshop with Hyunny of Lighten Up Shoppe. Hyunny will demonstrate how to make your very own candles teaching you the process from beginning to end. You'll go home with at least two candles mixed with your very own scent combinations using a variety of essential oils, fragrance oils, and dried flowers.

Lighten Up Shoppe was founded by two sisters, Joy and Hyunny in sunny northern California. Lighten Up Shoppe was created out of Joy's love for candles and Hyunny's obsession with crafting. The warmth and glow of a candle can transform any room into a sanctuary.  After a long day, take a moment to breathe, light a candle, and lighten up!

As always, we'll provide some wine and beer and snacks to fuel your creativity. We'll even give you a special discount on purchases at Dandelion Post (where our studio is located) that night! Be sure to sign up soon, spaces will fill up fast.

Candle Making Workshop: $48

Thursday August 15th, 2019 at 7pm

gather - 421 40th St, Oakland (inside Dandelion Post)

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Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

Hand Cut Acrylic Earrings Workshop 8.26.19

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Join us Monday August 26th, 2019 at 7p for our new Hand Cut Acrylic Earrings Workshop with WOLL Jewelry. Learn jewelry making skills while designing and making your own colorful acrylic earrings! In this workshop you'll learn jewelry making basics like sawing, filing and drilling. Acrylic is a great material to start with because it is lightweight, affordable and easy to work with. Start with cutting out a simple shape, filing and sculpting it to your liking. Then move on to a pair of mobile-style or statement earrings. We'll use a drill press to make holes and attach your final pieces to sterling silver findings so you can go home with 2 pairs of earrings that are ready to wear (or gift) and the skills to make more on your own!

Jewelry designer and maker Liz Woll received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Jewelry and Metalsmithing program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Since she has worked as a polisher of high-end Swiss watches, as a bench jeweler making sterling silver jewelry, and recently for a laser-cutting and fabrication shop creating prototypes and manufacturing products. Simultaneously, Liz has been building her brand WOLL Jewelry which is known for her whimsical and well-crafted acrylic pieces that are now sold in over 30 retail shops throughout the United States and internationally.

Wine, beer, and yummy snacks are provided and you’ll get a discount on merchandise in Dandelion Post, where our studio is located that night.

Hand Cut Acrylic Earrings Workshop

Monday August 26th, 2019 from 7p-9p

gather - 421 40th St., Oakland, CA (inside Dandelion Post)

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Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Sandal Making Workshop 9.21.19

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Join gather on Saturday September 21st at 10am for our new Sandal Making Workshop with Stace Fulwiler. In this special 5 hour workshop you will learn to make your own pair of handmade leather sandals, custom fit to your very own feet.  No previous leather or shoemaking experience is necessary. Stace will teach you each step of the process and will bring all the leather, tools & supplies you'll need. Over the course of the class, you will explore every step of the sandal making process: shaping your leather soles, attaching your heels, cutting out your straps & insoles, fitting the sandal to your foot and sanding down the edges once they are complete.

We will reference a handful of simple sandal designs as a jumping off point for making your pair of dream sandals. You can choose to keep it simple and make the design as-is, or modify & customize your design to your heart’s content! If you are set on creating a specific design, we can usually make it happen.

Stace will bring the basic leather colors: black, espresso, caramel, and natural vegetable tanned leather, as well as an assortment of colorful leather & suede.

As you learn how to make your own sandals, you will also learn the basics of leather crafting and you will become familiar with the essential tools and supplies of shoe making. Starting with sandal making is a great introduction to the processes and tools one uses to construct shoes.

At the end of the workshop, Stace will finish your sandals on the belt sander, refining the fit and finishing the edges.  You will be able to walk away from the workshop wearing your newly made custom sandals!

gather will provide mimosas and light brunch snacks to fuel your creativity. We'll even give you a special discount on purchases at Dandelion Post (where our studio is located) during the class! Be sure to sign soon, spaces will fill up fast - during check out you’ll select sandal size, standard sole (most common) vs wide sole, and round toe vs square toe (see photo). Can be made in both men’s and women’s sizes.

Be sure to bring working hand and outfits. We will be cutting, kneeling, bending and standing during the sandal making process so wear something comfortable. It’s best to wear sandals as we will be getting in and out of shoes during the fitting process.

What: gather's Sandal Making Workshop: $250
When: Saturday September 21st: 10am-3pm*
Where: gather - 421 40th St, Oakland (inside
Dandelion Post)

*Some of you may finish earlier. We will take about 20 minutes for a lunch break; feel free to pack a lunch (we will have light brunch snacks) or there are many walkable options nearby. You can enjoy our outdoor patio if the weather permits.

Register now - Hurry space is limited!

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Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

Calligraphy Workshop 9.28.19

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Join gather on Sunday September 28th at 11am for our Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Rachel Jacques of Bright Line Studio. This two and a half hour class is for beginners who are eager to learn modern calligraphy! We will go over the basic strokes before heading into the lower case and upper case alphabet. All the necessary materials you need for the class and at home practice will be provided. You will get a complete alphabet and resources workbook for beginners, worksheets, oblique calligraphy pen, 2 nibs, a Rhodia paper pad, black ink, and extra paper. At the end of the class you will create a hand lettered quote that you can take home!

Bright Line Studio, is a boutique design and calligraphy studio based in San Francisco. Designer, Rachel, focuses primarily on wedding and event branding, paper goods, and styling. She started calligraphy when she was planning her own wedding. What started as a need for her own wedding quickly turned into her passion and business. For Rachel calligraphy is a way to relax and enjoy creating beautiful keepsakes for myself and others.

gather will provide mimosas and light brunch snacks to fuel your creativity. We'll even give you a special discount on purchases at Dandelion Post (where our studio is located) during the class! Be sure to sign up soon, spaces will fill up fast.

What: gather's Modern Calligraphy Workshop: $95
When: Sunday September 28th: 11am-1:30pm
Where: gather - 421 40th St, Oakland (inside
Dandelion Post)

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Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Tarot Card Workshop 9.29.19

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Join gather on Sunday September 29th at 11a for our Tarot 101 Workshop with Alejandra Luisa León of The Lioness Oracle. In this class you will:

  • Learn the basics of a Tarot practice: shuffling/cutting/dealing the cards, cleansing your deck, asking/answering questions using the cards, card spreads etc.

  • Learn about the two components of the deck: Major vs. Minor Arcana

  • Learn about the 4 suits of the Minor Arcana: Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles

  • Be able to ask any questions you have about Tarot

  • Be assisted in giving yourself a reading at the end of class!

Bring a journal, pen, and Tarot deck of your choice. This class is geared towards beginners, but can be a great refresher for more experienced students! All are welcome. 

Alejandra has been studying and reading the Tarot for 17 years. She is the creator of The Lioness Oracle Tarot, a deck she collaged by hand with found paper images. In a class with her you can expect to feel welcomed and safe no matter what your current level of expertise is. She resides in Oakland with her kitties Mina and Ziggy.

This two hour class includes mimosa and light brunch snacks. You’ll even get a discount on everything in Dandelion Post (where our studio is located) while you’re there! Be sure to sign soon, spaces will fill up fast.

What: Tarot Card Workshop: $40

When: Sunday September 29th 11a-1p

Where: 421 40th St, Oakland (inside Dandelion Post)

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Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

Patio Party: Dandelion Post x gather 6.15.19

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We’ve officially arrived at our new permanent workshop home inside the lovely Dandelion Post! Join us on Saturday June 15th at 1pm as we celebrate our new space and Dandelion Post’s 4 year anniversary. Get a tour of our new studio, enjoy drinks and food on our cute patio, and partake in our free make and take bath salt soak station. Dandelion Post will also be offering 20% on everything in their shop!

Patio Party

Dandelion Post/ gather: 421 40th St, Oakland
Saturday, June 15th
1p-5p
(enter through our main entrance)

FREE

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Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Tarot Card Workshop 6.2.19

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Join gather on Sunday June 2nd at 11a for our New Moon Tarot Card Workshop with Alejandra Luisa León of The Lioness Oracle. In this class you will:

  • Learn about Gemini, the sign of this New Moon

  • Learn about the moon's cycle, and how to work with the New Moon

  • Learn about the Lovers major arcana card

  • Learn the specific astrological influences of the day

  • Be assisted in giving yourself a New Moon Tarot reading

Please bring a journal, pen, and Tarot deck of your choice. All levels welcome, and beginners encouraged!

Alejandra has been studying and reading the Tarot for 17 years. She is the creator of The Lioness Oracle Tarot, a deck she collaged by hand with found paper images. In a class with her you can expect to feel welcomed and safe no matter what your current level of expertise is. She resides in Oakland with her kitties Mina and Ziggy.

This two hour class includes mimosa and light brunch snacks. You’ll even get a discount at everything at Dandelion Post (where our studio is located) while you’re there! Be sure to sign soon, spaces will fill up fast.

What: Tarot Card Workshop: $40

When: Sunday June 2nd 11a-1p

Where: 421 40th St, Oakland (inside Dandelion Post)

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May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Giant Knit Blanket Workshop at Golden Gate Doulas 5.19.19

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Join gather Sunday May 19th at 11a for our Giant Knit Blanket Workshop with Cara Corey Designs. For this class we are headed to Golden Gate Doulas and popping up in their gorgeous family room. Learn how to make a dreamy super thick and cozy knit blanket out of wool roving, plus tips and techniques for caring for these blankets. No knitting experience required! Knit and crochet designer Cara Corey will show you how to use a "table knitting" technique, forming the stitches with your hands rather than using knitting needles. 

In this class you will also learn:

• How to source additional wool roving
• How to graft ends together by needle felting
• How to care for the wool, and use felting to prevent it from fuzzing too much
• Where to buy giant knitting needles (if you decide you want them) and how to make your own giant needles out of PVC pipe

The yarn we provide is enough wool roving to make a blanket approximately 30x50 inches in size with a lot of stretch. Please choose a color from the color swatch photo when you check out. Color choices are: Undyed (Cream), Seal, Granite, Aubergine, Candy Pink, Mallard, Denim, and Claret.

This two hour class includes mimosas and light brunch snacks. Our gracious hosts, Golden Gate Doulas have a beautiful community space in San Francisco’s lower Haight neighborhood for new and expecting moms. No need to be a parent though, this workshop is all inclusive and everyone is welcome! Workshop includes all yarn/materials in price. 

What: Giant Knit Blanket Workshop : $165

When: Sunday May 19th: 11a-1p

Where: Golden Gate Doula Associates - 678 Haight St, San Francisco, CA

(note this workshop will not be held at gather in Hayes Valley)

Space is Limited - Register now!

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May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Neeko 5.16.19

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Join gather on Thursday May 16th at 7p for our Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Rachel Jacques of Bright Line Studio. For this class we are headed to Berkeley to pop up at our favorite East Bay shop, Neeko. This two and a half hour class is for beginners who are eager to learn modern calligraphy! We will go over the basic strokes before heading into the lower case and upper case alphabet. All the necessary materials you need for the class and at home practice will be provided. You will get a complete alphabet and resources workbook for beginners, worksheets, oblique calligraphy pen, 2 nibs, a Rhodia paper pad, black ink, and extra paper. At the end of the class you will create a hand lettered quote that you can take home!

Bright Line Studio, is a boutique design and calligraphy studio based in San Francisco. Designer, Rachel, focuses primarily on wedding and event branding, paper goods, and styling. She started calligraphy when she was planning her own wedding. What started as a need for her own wedding quickly turned into her passion and business. For Rachel calligraphy is a way to relax and enjoy creating beautiful keepsakes for myself and others.

gather will provide beer, wine and snacks to fuel your creativity. And our lovely host, Neeko will give you a special discount on purchases while you’re there! Be sure to sign soon, spaces will fill up fast.

For continued practice at home you can purchase a modern calligraphy kit after the class for an additional $25! The kit includes extra nibs, a straight calligraphy pen (different than in class), a copy of the alphabet workbook, extra practice sheets, and a variety of fun paper and envelopes to send cards and make art pieces. Everything you would need for continued practice or to gift to a artistic friend! 

What: gather's Modern Calligraphy Workshop: $95

When: Thursday May 16th 7-9:30p

Where: Neeko - 2505 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

(note this workshop will not be held at gather in San Francisco)

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May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Natural Perfume Workshop at Dandelion Post

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Join gather on Sunday May 12th at 11a for our beginner natural perfume workshop with Jessica Hannah. For this class we are headed to Oakland to pop up at our favorite shop, Dandelion Post. You will learn about the history and art of natural perfumes while creating a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more.

Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop Includes:

  • 15 natural essential oils and absolutes to sample

  • Your formula blended into a .25 oz spray-bottle

  • A Mini bag for your perfume

  • A take home guide

  • A lively and educational discussion about botanical essences, distillation, and history

  • A mixing session guided by a trained natural perfumer

  • Your formula saved for future refills

Teacher Jessica Hannah is an award winning natural perfumer, educator, curator and artist.  Jessica lives and works from her studio in San Francisco, CA. 

This two hour class includes mimosa and light brunch snacks. And our lovely host, Dandelion Post will give you a special discount on purchases while you’re there! Be sure to sign soon, spaces will fill up fast.

What: Natural Perfume Workshop - $95

When: Sunday May 12th at 11am

Where: Dandelion Post - 421 40th St, Oakland, CA

(note this workshop will not be held at gather in San Francisco)

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Mar
31
4:00 PM16:00

Moving Party!

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So you heard the news, right? We are winding down the retail component of gather and moving from our Hayes Valley location to focus exclusively on our workshops

Over the past five years we have absolutely loved curating the work of over 250 artists in our shop. It’s something we couldn’t have done without you. We have the most amazing customers and want to celebrate this next chapter with you!

We will be throwing a party on March 31st 4pm- 6pm at our Hayes Valley store and we would love if you could be there to celebrate with us. Shop our discounted goods and drink bubbly with us! RSVP and tell all your friends!

gather’s Moving Party

Sunday March 31st 4-6p

541 Octavia St, San Francisco

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Candle Making Workshop 3.24.19

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Join us Sunday March 24th, 2019 at 10am for a special candle making workshop with Hyunny of Lighten Up Shoppe. Hyunny will demonstrate how to make your very own candles teaching you the process from beginning to end. You'll go home with at least two candles mixed with your very own scent combinations using a variety of essential oils, fragrance oils, and dried flowers.

Lighten Up Shoppe was founded by two sisters, Joy and Hyunny in sunny northern California. Lighten Up Shoppe was created out of Joy's love for candles and Hyunny's obsession with crafting. The warmth and glow of a candle can transform any room into a sanctuary.  After a long day, take a moment to breathe, light a candle, and lighten up!

As always, we'll provide some drinks and snacks to fuel your creativity, and the opportunity to privately browse our selection of handmade clothing, accessories, and homewares. We'll even give you a special discount on gather purchases that night! Be sure to sign soon, spaces will fill up fast.

Candle Making Workshop: $48

Sunday March 24th, 2019 at 10am

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Tarot Card Workshop 3.20.19

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Join Alejandra Luisa León of The Lioness Oracle on Wednesday March 20th at 7pm, for a Supermoon Spring Equinox Tarot Workshop! In this class you will:

  • Learn about the significance of the Spring Equinox, and how it relates to personal and collective cycles in the wheel of the year.

  • Learn about super moons, what they symbolize, and how to work with them. 

  • Learn about the current astrology of this day, and what it signifies.

  • Learn about the major arcana cards The Emperor, The Empress, and The Moon.

  • Learn a Supermoon Spring Equinox Tarot spread, and give this reading to yourself.

This class is open to all levels, and beginners are encouraged to attend. Bring a Tarot deck of your choice, a journal and pen. 

Alejandra has been studying and reading the Tarot for 17 years. She is the creator of The Lioness Oracle Tarot, a deck she collaged by hand with found paper images. In a class with her you can expect to feel welcomed and safe no matter what your current level of expertise is. She resides in Oakland with her kitties Mina and Ziggy.

This two hour class also includes wine, beer, and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Tarot Card Workshop: $40

gather - 541 Octavia St, San Francisco

Wednesday March 20th, 2019 at 7pm

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Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

The Shops Sale at Head West - 3.16.19

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Join us Saturday March 16th from 11a-5p at Old Oakland as we pop up for our famous Shops Sale! We are a group of locally owned bay area shops and designers getting together for our bi-annual super sales shopping experience. We are joining forces with Head West, a new market place for emerging brands to showcase their hand-made goods and unique talents. 

Come check out the market and help us all make room for our new Spring merchandise and snag beautiful tops, dresses, jackets, jewelry, and more. Each boutique/designer will be bringing past season items discounted 50% to 80% off! Show up early for the best selection.

You won't want to miss this epic sale event!

The Shops Sale at Head West

Saturday March 16th from 11a-5p

806 Washington St, Oakland, CA

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Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop 3.14.19

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Join us for our popular Image Transfer to Wood Workshop on Thursday March 14th, 2019 at 7p.

Our instructor, Chelsea Hiatt Farley has made a business of transferring her photos on to wood with her company Cuppa Fog for the past 6 1/2 years. We carry her beautiful San Francisco themed pieces in the shop. For this workshop she will share her secret tips and tricks! 

In this class, Chelsea each teach you: Wood preparation, image transfer application, removal of paper, distressed-finish techniques, sealant method, and how to apply hardware on the back of your new art. 

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop Includes:

-2 5x7 inches wood transfers (One image you will complete in class, and the other you will start in class and take home to finish)

-Vintage themed San Francisco photos*

-All art materials

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. No experience needed- all levels welcome!

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop - $45-$55*

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

Thursday March 14th, 2019 - 7p-9p

*If you use our vintage themed San Francisco photos the cost is $45 but if you'd like to customize it more you can use your own photos for $55. If you are using your own photos we recommend good contrast and high resolution digital files. We advise you to stay away from portraits (people or animal), as they are tougher to make sure the distressing doesn’t happen over important parts like faces. Please email pictures to hello@gathersf.com by Sunday March 10th.

Registration closes at midnight on Sunday March 10th for custom pictures ($55) and Wednesday March 13th for SF themed option ($45).

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Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Giant Knit Blanket Workshop - 3.7.19

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Join us Thursday March 7th, 2019 at 7p for our Giant Knit Blanket Workshop with Cara Corey Designs. Learn how to make a dreamy super thick and cozy knit blanket out of wool roving, plus tips and techniques for caring for these blankets. No knitting experience required! Knit and crochet designer Cara Corey will show you how to use a "table knitting" technique, forming the stitches with your hands rather than using knitting needles. 

In this class you will also learn:

• How to source additional wool roving
• How to graft ends together by needle felting
• How to care for the wool, and use felting to prevent it from fuzzing too much
• Where to buy giant knitting needles (if you decide you want them) and how to make your own giant needles out of PVC pipe

The yarn we provide is enough wool roving to make a blanket approximately 30x50 inches in size with a lot of stretch. Please choose a color from the color swatch photo when you check out. Color choices are: Undyed (Cream), Seal, Granite, Aubergine, Candy Pink, Mallard, Denim, and Claret.

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. Workshop includes all yarn/materials in price. 

Giant Knit Blanket Workshop : $150

Thursday March 7th, 2019: 7p-9p

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

Space is Limited - Register now!

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Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Floral Arranging Workshop 2.12.19

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Join us Tuesday February 12th, 2019 at 7p for special Floral Arranging Workshop with Lorena Cortez of Home Sweet Flowers, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Lorena will walk the class through the various meanings and histories of flowers, where to source fresh flowers, and how to put together a beautiful vase arrangement to take home. Price includes all flowers, a vase, and all other class materials. Each student will leave with their own floral arrangement in vase.

Home Sweet Flowers began in 2013 in the Castro with bouquets being sold out of a suitcase. Since then they have had a floral truck, sold bouquets at markets and pop ups, and delivered their beautiful arrangements to residents. The business now focuses on weddings & events solely and has never lost the most important ingredient to the savory recipe - the love for flowers.

Wine, beer, and yummy snacks are provided and you’ll get a discount on merchandise in the store that night. Perfect for Valentine’s Day shopping!

Floral Arranging Workshop: $70

Tuesday February 12th at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Natural Perfume Workshop 2.7.19

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Join us for our beginner natural perfume workshop on Thursday February 7th, 2019 7p. You will learn about the history and art of natural perfumes while creating a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more.

Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop Includes:

  • 15 natural essential oils and absolutes to sample

  • Your formula blended into a .25 oz spray-bottle

  • A Mini bag for your perfume

  • A take home guide

  • A lively and educational discussion about botanical essences, distillation, and history

  • A mixing session guided by a trained natural perfumer

  • Your formula saved for future refills

Teacher Jessica Hannah is an award winning natural perfumer, educator, curator and artist.  Jessica lives and works from her studio in San Francisco, CA. 

This two hour class includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Natural Perfume Workshop

Thursday February 7th, 2019 - 7-9p: $85

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

Girls' Night In Book Club: The Immortalists 2.6.19

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Join us at gather on Wednesday February 6th at 6:30p as we host Girls' Night In for their monthly book club.  Every month, they choose one book to read together as a community and we are so excited to host them for the 3rd time in our shop. We will be reading The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. "The tale of four siblings and their journeys through life. A visit to a fortune teller leaves the siblings with knowledge of their date of deaths. A story that examines destiny versus choice and illusions versus reality." Gather with other women in San Francisco for a great book discussion, mingling, shopping (a discount on merchandise!), and light refreshments! We'll start discussing The Immortalist around 7p and wrap up right around 8:30p.

Girls' Night In readers and non-readers are welcome.

Ticket price includes drinks and snacks. Snag you spot here.

The Girls’ Night In brand and community was built on the belief that as our lives get busier, the more important it is to take a break and chill out. With mental health issues rising and rates of loneliness increasing in a society that’s “always on,” we believe that taking a break and cultivating friendships is a crucial part of what wellness means for women, whether that means getting in some “me time” with a good book or rounding up friends for a fun girls’ night in. 

Girls’ Night In Book Club

Wednesday February 6th at 6:30p-8:30p

gather - 541 Octavia St, San Francisco

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Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop - 2.3.19

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Join us Sunday February 3rd at 10a for our Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Rachel Jacques of Bright Line Studio. Just in time for the Valentine’s Day, this two and a half hour class is for beginners who are eager to learn modern calligraphy! We will go over the basic strokes before heading into the lower case and upper case alphabet. The perfect skill to for addressing and making Valentine’s cards. All the necessary materials you need for the class and at home practice will be provided. You will get a complete alphabet and resources workbook for beginners, worksheets, oblique calligraphy pen, 2 nibs, a Rhodia paper pad, black ink, and extra paper. At the end of the class you will create a hand lettered quote that you can take home!

Bright Line Studio, is a boutique design and calligraphy studio based in San Francisco. Designer, Rachel, focuses primarily on wedding and event branding, paper goods, and styling. She started calligraphy when she was planning her own wedding. What started as a need for her own wedding quickly turned into her passion and business. For Rachel calligraphy is a way to relax and enjoy creating beautiful keepsakes for myself and others.

We’ll provide festive mimosas and brunch snacks to fuel your creativity. We'll even give you a special discount on gather purchases while you’re there (hello, Valentine’s Day shopping)! Be sure to sign soon, spaces will fill up fast.

For continued practice at home you can purchase a modern calligraphy kit after the class for an additional $25! The kit includes extra nibs, a straight calligraphy pen (different than in class), a copy of the alphabet workbook, extra practice sheets, and a variety of fun paper and envelopes to send cards and make art pieces. Everything you would need for continued practice or to gift to a artistic friend! 

Modern Calligraphy Workshop: $75

Sunday February 3rd at 10a-12:30p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Candle Making Workshop 1.31.19

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Join us Thursday January 31st, 2019 at 7p for a special candle making workshop with Hyunny of Lighten Up Shoppe. Hyunny will demonstrate how to make your very own candles teaching you the process from beginning to end. You'll go home with at least two candles mixed with your very own scent combinations using a variety of essential oils, fragrance oils, and dried flowers.

Lighten Up Shoppe was founded by two sisters, Joy and Hyunny in sunny northern California. Lighten Up Shoppe was created out of Joy's love for candles and Hyunny's obsession with crafting. The warmth and glow of a candle can transform any room into a sanctuary.  After a long day, take a moment to breathe, light a candle, and lighten up!

As always, we'll provide some drinks and snacks to fuel your creativity, and the opportunity to privately browse our selection of handmade clothing, accessories, and homewares. We'll even give you a special discount on gather purchases that night! Be sure to sign soon, spaces will fill up fast.

Candle Making Workshop: $48

Thursday January 31st, 2019 at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

Botanical Smudge Stick Workshop 1.22.19

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Join Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 at 7p for our Botanical Smudge Stick Workshop. In this class, local florist Ricci Cande of Rust & Flourish will go in depth about the properties of each botanical element we use in our beautiful smudge sticks, foraging and seasonal uses for each wand, sustainable practices, and the history of healing through smudge wands. This is the perfect class to set new intentions for the new year and set some of your new years resolutions. Some of the botanical elements we'll use and learn about include:

- Sage, Cedar, Sweetgrass, Lavender, Amaranth, Bay Leaves, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Rosemary, Yarrow, Peppermint, Rose, Oregano, and more!

Ricci's love of flowers started at a very early age, when she would collage with her mother's garden and Martha Stewart magazines. Her BFA background in Art History and Photography serves as a powerful link to her creations. Ever-evolving, Ricci's aesthetic and inspiration is derived from English antique and vintage, the old masters, the photograph, and of course, seasonal blooms. When she isn't designing, Ricci can be found snacking around with her cat, Binx. 

In this two hour class, all materials will be provided to make at least 3-5 smudge sticks with a curated selection of our magical gemstones that you can tie to your wands (up to 4), or set in your space for burning.

During the class we’ll have wine + beer, yummy snacks and you’ll get a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

We entwine, forage, and burn our special smudge with intention and purpose! Join us to learn about some of these healing purposes and use them for yourself! 

Botanical Smudge Stick Workshop: $65

Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 at 7p
gather - 541 Octavia St., SF
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Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

Tarot Card Workshop 1.10.19

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This workshop is SOLD OUT. Our next tarot card workshop is March 20th.

Join Alejandra León of The Lioness Oracle for a special New Year Tarot Card Workshop at gather on Thursday January 10th at 7p. In this class you will:

  • Learn about the collective Major Arcana card for 2019, The Hanged Man.

  • Learn how the number 3 corresponds to 2019, what that signifies for you, and what Tarot cards are associated with it.

  • Engage with the power of New Year's intentions, planting seeds for your future year.

  • Be assisted in conducting a New Year's Tarot reading for yourself.

This class is open to all levels, and beginners are encouraged to attend. Bring a Tarot deck of your choice, a journal and pen. 

Alejandra has been studying and reading the Tarot for 17 years. She is the creator of The Lioness Oracle Tarot, a deck she collaged by hand with found paper images. In a class with her you can expect to feel welcomed and safe no matter what your current level of expertise is. She resides in Oakland with her kitties Mina and Ziggy.

This two hour class also includes wine, beer, and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night.

Tarot Card Workshop: $40

gather - 541 Octavia St, San Francisco

Thursday January 10th at 7p

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Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop: Holiday Edition 12/13

Join us for our special Holiday Image Transfer to Wood Workshop on Thursday December 13th at 7p. 

Our instructor, Chelsea has made a business of transferring her photos on to wood with her company Cuppa Fog for the past 7 years. We carry her beautiful San Francisco themed pieces in the shop. For this workshop she will share her secret tips and tricks!

In this class you will use your own photos to make 6 mini wood transfers (2.5 x 3 inches) that are perfect to give as gifts for the holidays or turn into ornaments for your tree.  You can use the same image multiple times (perfect for gift giving to Mom, Grandma, friends, etc) or up to 6 different ones to keep all for yourself...the choice is yours!*

Chelsea each teach you: Wood preparation, image transfer application, removal of paper, distressed-finish techniques, sealant method, and how to apply hardware on the back of your new art. You will complete 3 pieces in class and have 3 to finish at home.

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. No experience needed- all levels welcome!

*We recommend good contrast and high resolution digital files. We advise you to stay away from portraits (people or animal), as they are tougher to make sure the distressing doesn’t happen over important parts like faces. Please email pictures to hello@gathersf.com by Monday December 10th.

Image Transfer to Wood Workshop: Holiday Edition

Thursday December 13th- 7p-9p: $60

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Dec
7
4:00 PM16:00

Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party

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Join us on Friday December 7th from 4-9p during the Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party. We will be open late serving mulled wine and celebrating with two of our favorite people. gather designer, Sarah Liller will be joining us for a special trunk show from 5-9p of her beloved comfy yet classic designs. Meet the designer, shop an expanded selection of her pieces, and pick out a new dress or jumpsuit for your holiday parties. Also, Alejandra León of The Lioness Oracle will be on hand doing Tarot Card readings from 4-7p. Readings are 20 minutes and cost $40. This is an experience not to be missed! Show up early to make sure you get on the list. Anyone who purchases Sarah Liller or gets a reading from Alejandra will get 15% off any other purchases during the night!

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Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Wreath Making Workshop 12.4.18

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Join us Tuesday December 4th at 7p for a festive Wreath Making Workshop with Lorena Cortez of Home Sweet Flowers. Lorena will walk the class through how to create a modern and sophisticated wreath incorporating beautiful natural elements from start to finish. She'll talk to you about the best foliage and berries to use so that these can last throughout the holiday season and even dry gracefully for months after. 

Price includes fresh greenery & berries, ribbon, tools to create your wreath, and seasonal sweets and adult beverages to fuel your creativity! Your finished product will look lovely on your door, as a centerpiece, or above your mantel!

Also, as a special treat Salt Point will be popping up during the workshop pouring up their tasty canned Greyhound, Moscow Mule and Gin Highball cocktails.

Class also includes a discount on merchandise in the store that night, perfect for getting a jump start of your holiday shopping. 

Wreath Making Workshop: $75

Tuesday December 4th, 2018 at 7p
gather - 541 Octavia St., SF
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Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Paint-by-Number Holiday Card Workshop

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Join us Saturday December 1st at 10a at gather for new Paint-by-Number Holiday Card Workshop. Make the most beautiful handmade painted holiday cards this year in this easy, relaxing class. Take a break from work, get together with friends, and start celebrating the holidays early with us. Choose from 4 designs: bear, fox, deer, or owl.

In this workshop you will receive a boxed holiday card set. Each kit comes with (8) 5x7 identical flat cards ready to paint, (8) envelopes, (8) non-toxic, acrylic paints, and a set of (2) paintbrushes. We will also have on hand extra paint brushes and local artist and owner of gather Daisy McClellan to assist you.

Contents:

  • (8) 5x7 flat cards, printed with lines, numbers, and pre-printed background

  • (8) A7 envelopes

  • set of (8) non-toxic, acrylic paint pots with hand-mixed paint

  • set of paintbrushes (size .5 and 2)

  • instructions

Price includes everything mentioned in the kit above for you to take and finish the remaining cards at home plus mimosas, snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that day (hello holiday shopping!)

No painting experience necessary!

Paint-by-Number Holiday Card Workshop : $45

Saturday December 1st: 10a-noon

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

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Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Knit Hat Workshop

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Join us Thursday November 29th at 7p at gather for new Knit Hat Workshop. Knitting in the round can be intimidating, but Cara from Cara Corey Designs will make it easy for you with a simple pattern that is suitable for beginners. Using super chunky yarn and a circular knitting needle, you will learn how to knit rounds with a seamless design. You will have a cute winter beanie in no time! Cara will have a variety of wool and acrylic yarns available for you to choose from. You will also learn how to add an optional pom pom to your hat. 

Price includes includes yarn and a circular knitting needle for you to take home to make more hats perfect for gifting this holiday. This two hour class also includes wine, snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that day.

Knit Hat Workshop : $65

Thursday November 29th: 7-9p

gather- 541 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA

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Nov
24
to Nov 25

gather at the SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium

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We love participating in the annual SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium. Back for it’s 6th year it will be held at Pier 35 in San Francisco November 24-25. Join gather as we set up a mini satellite shop filled with all your favorite gather makers including new designs from emerging artists. Shop small with us at this amazing holiday market!

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Nov
24
11:00 AM11:00

Small Business Saturday Pop Up

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If we weren't already excited enough for Small Business Saturday, we now have more reason to be. If this is your first rodeo, Small Business Saturday has happened every year since it was conceived in 2010, as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We were so grateful for everyone's support over the years, and can’t wait to celebrate with you this year. Join us on Saturday November 24th starting at 11a. We will be serving mimosas and handing out FREE tote bags to the first shoppers who make a purchase.

From 11a-5p gather maker, Courtney from Bored Inc will be popping up with a special collection of her enamel pins, patches, cards, prints, and totes. Her RBG enamel pins could quite possibly be our most popular selling item ever! Grab the best stocking stuffers and meet the artist.

Additionally, Kristina of Lacson Ravello will be on hand with her locally made clothing. Her dresses and tops are perfect for your holiday parties or gifting to your bestie. Meet the designer and try on her gorgeous designs.

Also, Alejandra León of The Lioness Oracle will be on hand doing Tarot Card readings from 11a-1p. Readings are 20 minutes and cost $40. Show up early to make sure you get on the list. This is an experience not to be missed!

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Nov
19
to Dec 31

Mien Pop Up

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We're so excited to be hosting Mien through the holidays for a special limited Pop Up at gather! Their women's clothing is modern, functional, and ethically made. Their matching kids clothing is unisex and made with the same soft fabric. Made right here in California, their clothing can be worn throughout pregnancy, nursing, or just any time you want to look beautiful. Visit us now through December 31st to shop their sophisticated pieces in person.


Mien Pop Up at gather

November 19th- December 31st

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Wreath Making Workshop 11.15.18

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Join us Thursday November 15th at 7p for a festive Wreath Making Workshop with Lorena Cortez of Home Sweet Flowers. Lorena will walk the class through how to create a modern and sophisticated wreath incorporating beautiful natural elements from start to finish. She'll talk to you about the best foliage and berries to use so that these can last throughout the holiday season and even dry gracefully for months after. 

Price includes fresh greenery & berries, ribbon, tools to create your wreath, and seasonal sweets and adult beverages to fuel your creativity! Your finished product will look lovely on your door, as a centerpiece, or above your mantel!

Also, as a special treat Salt Point will be popping up during the workshop pouring up their tasty canned Greyhound, Moscow Mule and Gin Highball cocktails.

Class also includes a discount on merchandise in the store that night, perfect for getting a jump start of your holiday shopping. 

Wreath Making Workshop: $75

Thursday November 15th, 2018 at 7p
gather - 541 Octavia St., SF
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Nov
10
to Nov 11

gather at Renegade Craft

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We’re so excited to be a part of our favorite craft show this November! Join us at Renegade Craft at Fort Mason November 10th and 11th as we set up a mini satellite gather shop. We will have goodies from all your favorite gather makers including brand new work from emerging artists. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping! See you there!

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Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Natural Perfume Workshop

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Join us for our beginner natural perfume workshop on Thursday November 1st at 7p.  

You will learn about the history and art of natural perfumes while creating a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more.

Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop Includes:

  • 15 natural essential oils and absolutes to sample
  • Your formula blended into a .25 oz spray-bottle
  • A Mini bag for your perfume
  • A take home guide
  • A lively and educational discussion about botanical essences, distillation, and history
  • A mixing session guided by a trained natural perfumer
  • Your formula saved for future refills

Teacher Jessica Hannah is an award winning natural perfumer, educator, curator and artist.  Jessica lives and works from her studio in San Francisco, CA. 

This two hour class includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that day.

Natural Perfume Workshop

Thursday November 1st, 2018: $85

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

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Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

Passport 2018

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Join us on Sunday October 21st from noon-4p as we participate in Passport - SFAC Galleries’ 10th annual DIY art collecting experience. SFAC Galleries’ signature event puts the art collecting experience in the hands of the general public! Local artists will be stationed in venues throughout Hayes Valley/Civic Center (including gather!) and Passport attendees can “create” their own limited-edition artist’s book by collecting original, artist-designed stamps in a customized “passport” notebook. Walking throughout Hayes Valley/Civic Center, hundreds of do-it-yourself art collectors will follow a designated route to collect stamps from emerging and established Bay Area artists while discovering small businesses in the neighborhood.

We will be hosting Grace Rosario Perkins, an Albuquerque and Bay Area-based artist who has spent most of her life living between city centers, as well the Navajo Nation, and the Gila River Indian Community. Her work examines cultural dissonance, disassembling and rebuilding personal history through explorations with color, abstraction, and language. Learn more about the event, the participating artists and host venues, how to purchase your passport and more here.

We will be serving mimosas to celebrate and give passport participants 15% off their purchases in the shop from 12-4 that day!

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