Zoomie Station who received a gift of persimmons): http://zesterdaily.com/cooking/persistent-quest-heirloom-persimmon-cake-recipe/
Helping artists who are experiencing homelessness, as well as artists with disabilities or other disadvantages, is the primary mission of ArtLifting, which travels around the nation in search of artwork made by the creatives who are its focus.
Founded a year ago this December, ArtLifting describes itself as a "low-profit limited liability" social enterprise. Currently, it offers work, both originals and prints, as well as various products that use the images (e.g., iPhone cases), by the more than two dozen artists it has discovered. Work by two artists in the Washington, D.C., area recently was added (read "Two Homeless Artists Find a Platform for Selling Their Work").
Under contract to ArtLifting, the artists receive "the majority of proceeds" from sales of each original artwork and 55% of gross profit from sales of prints of the work. The organization keeps a portion to pay operating costs. Giftcards are available. Keep ArtLifting in mind when you're wondering what to give as a gift.
ArtLifting on Facebook and Twitter
Bay Area picks for post-Thanksgiving activities - Mr. Lunch at the CJM and more: http://www.examiner.com/article/bay-area-picks-for-post-thanksgiving
2014 Season Finale for Friday Nights at the de Young = a tribute to Keith Haring: http://www.examiner.com/article/2014-season-finale-for-friday-nights-at-the-de-young?CID=examiner_alerts_article
Buy Nothing Day (unless uou are buying something from a local artist or need milk for the kids or the cats: ):
Can you really buy absolutely nothing for just one day?
You might say “Sure,” but can you actually go one whole day without transacting any business? Are you totally debt free? Do you have any utilities? Do you have a cell phone? Do you have stocks? Do you have other debts, such as credit cards that accrue interest? Can you really go one whole day without buying anything? Try it.
The organizers say this not to push you to attempt the impossible or go to extremes. They just want everyone to think about how integrated these transactions are into our daily routines.