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Fantasy, Kitsch and Rockbird

The monthly Castro Art Walk has been the best new thing to happen to the Castro and after taking a two month break, we are so happy to have it back in the schedule.  In March, we will be welcoming Rockbird and his wonderfully kitschy cast of characters. The whole neighborhood comes together every first Thursday to celebrate art in the Castro so plan on making an evening of it! Check out the list of participating Castro Art Walk venues here and RSVP here.Next up...Thursday, April 5 V by Viscera will be joining us and letting us sample their new line of self-care products.  You...

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Paul Madonna book signing and Vagabond Craft Fair

The Vagabond Craft Fair is back for its 7th year in a row! Join us December 2-3 for our annual holiday craft fair in the backyard of our Inner Sunset store. There will be 16 different designers each day plus all the regular local-goodness inside the store. Paul Madonna is an award-winning artist and writer, the creator of the series All Over Coffee which ran in the San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and the author of four books. His newest book Close Enough for the Angels is a reinvention of the illustrated novel and Paul's first foray into long form narrative. Come meet the artist...

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Live Painting by Josh Coffy

Other than Bob Ross, have you ever had the chance to witness an artist creating their work?  There's something mesmerizing about watching shapes take form under the expertise of a master.As part of the November Castro Art Walk next Thursday, Local Take will be hosting Joshua Coffy for a live painting event. Just Josh, an easel, brushes and some paint. Mark your calendars now for a very exciting December Castro Art Walk. Just in time for the holidays, get a signed copy of Paul Madonna's illustrated novel.

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TERRORiums and the Castro Art Walk

As part of the October Castro Art Walk, Local Take will be hosting Feed the Fish co. for a very spooky Halloween-inspired craft.  Select an air plant creature, pebbles, moss, some glow in the dark magic, and additional flair to create a TERRORium - perfect for gifting or decorating your home or office for Halloween.  Guarantee your craft supplies and seat at the table, by RSVPing here, or show up anytime between 6-9p. Mark your calendars now for our November 5 Castro Art Walk where Josh Coffy will be setting up an easel and showing us how its done.

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Local Take is popping up at Ghiradelli Square

This weekend, Local Take and 80+ independent designers will be popping up at Ghiradelli Square.  This will be the first time we've taken Local Take on the road and we're super psyched about it.  SF Etsy has been putting on these pop-ups every weekend all summer and we just want to give a big THANK YOU to them for always providing opportunities to spread the handmade gospel. Come visit us this weekend for a truly unique shopping experience. Saturday, August 26 + Sunday, August 27 : 11-5 both days Want to learn how to take amazing photos on your iPhone?  Sarah...

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