Oakland First Fridays has temporarily closed down due to financial constraints and is actively looking for new opportunities for funding.
The popular Oakland-based event serves as a free, family-friendly gathering for local artists, small businesses, performers, etc. to showcase their work, talents and the opportunity to network with the community. It also benefits vendors from all over, as well as the local brick-and-mortar businesses in the area. Oakland First Fridays has certainly become a staple in the Bay Area.
"We are committed to returning stronger than ever, and we ask for your patience, understanding, and continued support during this difficult period. Together, we can work towards preserving and revitalizing this vital cultural celebration for our city," says the organization.
If you'd like to help, they are accepting donations through Cash App and PayPal. Get more information at OaklandFirstFridays.org!