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!
NEW DATE! Wednesday, April 26th!
A dining expedition of West Alameda where you can enjoy a wonderful variety of cuisines. Taste wine and brews from Alameda's own Spirit's Alley. Tickets $35 each for reception and dinner. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Girls Inc. of the Island City and Operation Dignity First, enjoy a tasting of wines and brews, and sample appetizers from several West Alameda restaurants at the reception in the upstairs room at Otaez Mexican Restaurant. * Appetizer samples from showcased restaurants * Free beverage tastings of beer, wine & spirits * Live music played by local artists * Free raffle with prizes from local businesses Then, dine at your choice from the following restaurants on the same day. Buy your tickets and more information at WABA.brownpapertickets.com Webster Street in West Alameda arguably has the largest variety of cuisine concentrated in the smallest geographical area.  Within just a few short blocks, you’ll find restaurants serving up food from around the world.  Whether it’s fast food or fine dining, comfort food or dim sum delicacies, a dining expedition on the West side of the island can take you to Mexico, Thailand, Vietnam, China, India, Italy, Japan or France.  And at nearby Spirits Alley at the Alameda Point, local wineries and brewers are crafting beverages that get worldwide attention. The annual Wine & Dine event is a great way to explore this wide variety of dining and drinking options with a showcase of five selected restaurants and local wine and beer.  The event begins at 5:30 pm with a reception at Otaez Mexican Restaurant where diners can taste a variety of beverages, sample appetizers from the participating restaurants, enjoy music and mingle.  A free raffle will be held, with prizes from West Alameda merchants.  The reception is complete at 7:00pm and diners then decide which restaurant they would like to go to for their entrée and complete their dining experience.