#SupportLocalHustle aims to be a safer space for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). BIPOC are often unsafe, disrespected, or erased in spaces that do not explicitly center us. When we feel safe and welcome, we are able to fully be ourselves, bringing our art, food, and what we love to the world.
#SupportLocalHustle is a series of “popup” community markets where BIPOC vendors share their wares and talents with our supporters.
Our next pop up:
Support Local Hustle: May Day Pop Up, May 6, 2018
The May #SupportLocalHustle BIPOC pop up will be held in a Powderhorn Park backyard, near the tennis courts, at 34th St and 11th Ave. Sunday, May 6, 2-6pm. Look for the signs!
Join us in our humble backyard (if the weather is bad we will move inside) and support local BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists, bakers, creatives, and makers at this warm and inviting pop up!
This event is free, cash only, and open to all folks who would like to contribute to a respectful space explicitly against sexism, transphobia (please don’t assume our pronouns!), and racism.
There will be a place to hang out, drink beverages, and eat snacks! Vendors will be selling their art, baked goods, pickles, and jewelry, among other treasures. Goods are mostly $1-$20.
—– ABOUT THE Vendors —–
All of these vendors are proudly BIPOC. Some of us are queer, trans, disabled, chronically ill. We recognize that there are many market spaces that are not welcoming to us, and there are systems in place that exclude us from being successful in many spaces. This pop up is an answer to that! We want to provide opportunities for our beautiful, hardworking, creative selves to succeed as a way of celebrating and uplifting our BIPOC community.
Pickle Witch (v/gf fermented pickles)
hclou art (visual artist)
Tori Sung-Mee Hong (visual artist)
Dulceria Bakery (v/gf artisinal Mexican pastries)
Tamales y Bicicletas Farm (plant sale)
—– ABOUT THE Space—–
This backyard is off an alley very close to Powderhorn Park, just across from the tennis courts. There are no stairs, although there is some cracked pavement. Limited seating. It is accessible by bus routes 5, 14, bike parking can be found in the area, and there will be extremely limited (don’t count on parking too close) on-street car parking due to the MayDay Parade and Festival. Bathrooms are in Powderhorn Park.
Supporting local hustle means showing support to the hardworking Black, Indigenous, People of Color out here making it happen. Support Local Hustle invites all supporters of BIPOC entrepreneurs into this space. We ask that vendors, partners, and supporters all contribute to creating a safer space, where we hold each other accountable: Racism, sexism, transphobia, misogyny, and other oppressive language or actions will not be tolerated at these events.
Support Local Hustle uplifts and celebrates BIPOC with pop ups that happen in our neighborhoods, featuring arts, crafts, and food made by us. We can be erased and seem invisible when white narratives dominate white spaces, but we are here! One way to fight erasure is with these pop ups, where we celebrate our hustles in a fun and inclusive atmosphere, while raising money for causes that benefit our greater BIPOC community.
Support Local Hustle is about the hustle. A hustle is something that we do to survive. A hustle is hard work. A hustle is something we pour ourselves into. A hustle is something to be proud of! A hustle is often part of an informal economy, necessary because barriers to formal businesses are very high. We are especially interested in supporting vendors who are just starting out or depend on their hustle for survival.