West Alameda Business Association
1509 1/2 Webster Street, Suite B, Alameda, CA 94501, California 94501

(510) 523-5955

Santa Meet & Greet and 2nd Friday Holiday ArtWalk
12/9/2016 9:00:00 PM UTC - 12/10/2016 5:00:00 AM UTC
Webster Street, Alameda, CA 94501, California, 94501
Celebrate the holidays on Webster Street, Friday December 9th!
This year the West Alameda Business Association will be joining the 2nd Friday ArtWalk on Webster to present a Santa meet & greet at the Financial Benefits Credit Union from 1-5pm to be followed by a special edition of 2nd Friday ArtWalk on Webster and a Holiday Night Market from 5-9pm at the Hawthorn Suites, we hear Mr. & Mrs. Claus will also make an appearance at the Holiday Night Market!
The ArtWalk will take place from Central to Pacific on Webster.  There will be upwards of 25 craft artists placed in front of “art hosts” businesses, Hair Tech, West End Crepe, Wescafe’, The Shamrock, Cookie Bar, The Fireside Lounge, a “Pop- Up” gallery at Calafia Taqueria and Gallery 1553.
Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, carolers, kids games, hot cocoa & cider, face painting by Alana Dill, a photo area and more craft artisans will be bringing holiday cheer at the Hawthorn Suites Hotel.
Local Craft Artisans include:  Art by Sachiko, Nu Spirit Designs,
t-SHop Studio, Crate Big Ideas, Pens of Whimsey, Manino Leather, Karri Jose, Pallavi Lal, Arleen Andrea, Rose Kyocera, Designs by Mo, Dani Robison, &Entertainment Studios, T-Hiro Designs, Shane Shelton, Little Planets Jewelry and many more!!!  Gallery artists showing at art host locations include many local artists including students from Alameda Academy, Island, Encinal and Alameda High Schools.
A super fun addition to this event is an ArtWalk stamp card raffle.  You can pick up your stamp card at any of the Art Host locations. Once you have stamps from ALL hosts and crafters on the evening of the event, you turn in your card at the WABA booth located at the pacific lot to receive your raffle ticket. Raffle prizes include gift cards to local restaurants, massage certificates, items from participating crafters, target cards and more!
2nd Annual Veterans Job & Resource Fair
In honor of Veterans Day 2017, the USS Hornet Museum is hosting a 2nd Annual Job & Resource Fair for veterans, military families and active military soon to be transitioning to civilian jobs. This event is an opportunity to meet face-to-face with top Bay Area companies from a cross-section of industries ready to hire. Even if you are not familiar with a company or hiring agency, still visit their booth as they may have the right job waiting for you at their corporate office despite being, for example, a retail company. Visit our website before the big day to see which employers are participating. Bring copies of your resume, pens and confirmation of your registration. Come ready to be interviewed. Registering is important for faster on-boarding and to give us an accurate head count for refreshments and supplies. Your registration provides an opportunity to tour the ship in between seeing recruiters, as well as admission on Saturday, November 11th for Veterans Day. Due to security reasons, please do not bring large bags or backpacks if at all possible with you. Please share this opportunity with other veterans and military spouses you know looking for work. Thank you. FAQs Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? I.D. required to match name on registration. Bring your military card or form DD214 (if you still have it), just in case an employer or service provider asks. You may register at the door but we strongly encourage advance registration so we know you are attending. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Free parking lot in front of the ship, including many handicap stalls. There will be a free shuttle from the College of Alameda to the ship. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Outreach@uss-hornet.org. For more information about the museum, visit www.uss-hornet.org. Dress code? If at all possible, dress professionally as if going on an interview. If planning to explore other parts of the ship beyond the Hangar Deck, we discourage wearing open toe shoes for your safety as reaching those decks or levels will require using a ladder. Is there a free shuttle? Yes! Michael's Transportation (one of the employers participating) will run a free shuttle on a continuous loop between the Admin Building of the College of Alameda to the Hornet and back again. This location is near the corner of Webster Street and Atlantic Avenue, a major stop for buses in Alameda.