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Retail Is Getting Artsy in the East Bay

Oakland Surf Club sells surfboards, clothing, and art; photo via Oakland Surf Club/<a href="http://instagram.com/oaklandsurfclub">Instagram</a>
Oakland Surf Club sells surfboards, clothing, and art; photo via Oakland Surf Club/Instagram

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As rents continue to climb in the Bay Area, mixed-use boutiques are becoming a popular way to make efficient use of space. And now, artists are partnering with retailers to showcase and to sell their work. "Artists are really having to look at other models for displaying their work," visual artist Bunnie Reiss tells East Bay Express. "Retail spaces have more of a broader audience." She's hosting a show for the month of October at Resurrect, 4135 Piedmont Avenue, against a backdrop of clothing and jewelry.

Other Oakland retailers following the same retail-art model include Oakland Surf Club, Tilde, and Field Day and Friends (among others), according to EBX. Mixing the two genres gives the stores a great reason to regularly host opening events and to reach a larger audience. It's a symbiotic relationship, and one that you should check out.
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Oakland Surf Club

337 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612