OakStop Art Gallery and Workspace

APRIL 2016 | ART GALLERY WORKSPACE

www.oakstop.com

Oakstop is a workspace, meeting space, event space, and art gallery in Downtown Oakland that combines a wide range of people and professions into a community based on creativity and entrepreneurship. Some people join as members and others simply use space for a few hours. Visitors are encouraged to stop by at anytime.

Q. What inspired you to start your business?
The vision for Oakstop is to cultivate community, creativity, and entrepreneurship within Oakland’s local ecosystem, by transforming large amounts of commercial real estate into accessible shared space environments.
As Oakland reaches new heights of its cultural and economic boom, Oakstop is creating an accessible and inspiring environment for local artists and local businesses to grow with Oakland. Providing space for business and art keeps Oakland rooted in its culture while nurturing its growth as a city.

Q. Tell us in one sentence why your customers love your business?
Our members enjoy being able to work and function within a community that is open to any progressive Oakland resident.

Q. What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
Oakland’s community is growing rapidly as a result of its rising real estate boom. As Oakland grows and changes, it will need community spaces that function as anchors and bridges to ground the community in its authentic culture and history. We here at Oakstop are proud to provide that.

Q. What are some of your favorite local businesses in Oakland?
Solespace, The Flight Deck, Oaklandish, Betti Ono Gallery, Arizmendi

Q. What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?
I personally could not live without being surrounded by Oakland’s endless source of positivity, this is what keeps me inspired every day.