Posted on: March 15, 2017
A warm October night brought together members of the Bay Area design community and beyond to celebrate products made locally by Northern California artisans.
NWBLK at 1999 Bryant Street provided a different locale for us this year. Not only was it much easier and more accessible for our vendors to offload and set up their booths, but it provided our guests with one large floor of gallery space to explore and experience, including an outdoor area. We got rave reviews for the space at NWBLK this year!
We had over 25 vendors showcasing their products this year, with many bringing new products for a second or third year at Made Local.
The list of exhibitors included: Blue Slide Art Tile, Colin Selig, Creative Wood, Cultured Stone by Boral, DependableFM, Erickson Woodworking, Fossil Faux Studios, Fringe Studio, Galanter & Jones, Godar Furniture, J. Liston Design, Joshua’s Rugs, Kay Chesterfield, Most Modest, Moz Designs, Neidhardt Lighting, Northwood, Pablo Designs, Scott Wynn, SLATE Art, SOBU, Stikwood, Vode Lighting, and Wenger Designs. Each offered unique and creative products.
The food was plentiful and divine, the beer generously sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company and Altamont Beer Works, and wine provided by Cambria. Ice cream was donated by USG Architectural Services.
Another important dimension to Made Local is that net proceeds from the event go to our selected beneficiary. This year it was the Larkin Street Youth Services. Larkin Street provides a continuum of services that inspire youth to move beyond the street. Larkin Street’s Jason Giblin attended the event and provided information about how people can help. He also brought along Anastazia Skye, a graduate of Larkin Street, who exhibited her art work.
Guests wondered around happily, drinks in hand, greeting old friends, listening to music, meeting local artisans and seeing what creations they can avail themselves of from our unique local community. It was a big success!
A huge thank you to our sponsors: California Home + Design, Caesarstone, Cambria, Rowe Fenestration, USG, Lovair, Two Furnish, CPS Garten, CRI, KBM, Dome Construction, DSB Plus, and Maharam.
And thank you to the entire San Francisco City Center committee for all of the tireless work and efforts you put into this event!