Each month 50 or more people cram in the Space to hear from local community advocates, artists, poets, and musicians, while enjoying good food, drink, and conversation. Quickly becoming a hub for art, local politics, and conversations that lead to lasting change, The Smalltown Gatherings are open to everyone, free, and are helping to build a better narrative for the Eden Area and beyond.
THE LAB: Songwriter Workshop
The Lab is a monthly gathering that allows musicians, poets, and other artists to workshop new and original pieces, in front of and among friends.
One Saturday a month, Smalltown opens THE SPACE for an Open Studio time. Come connect with Eden Area artists in a shared studio environment. Bring your art and WORK.
It's about People. It's about community. It’s about Collaboration. It's about random strangers and random events that somehow always seem to connect with you. It's about good stories, from good people, from all walks of life. It's about fun and creativity, justice and meaning. It's about the good things that bind us together.
SMALLTOWN READING GROUPS
Engaging in works that inspire individuals to foster more beauty and justice within their neighborhoods.
Studies in dominant cultural practices and the launching of grassroots initiatives that invite our neighborhoods into better rhythms and a more holistic narrative.
Smalltown Sessions (Coming Soon)
Live takes in front of a live audience throughout 2018! More info soon!
Smalltown Brewing (Coming soon)
Highlighting the home-brewer and artist in our neighborhoods, and sharing their craft with the community.
Documenting the musical gifts in the Eden Area.
Developing and nurturing the artists in our neighborhoods.
Smalltown Film Initiative
Producing and highlighting important stories through the medium of film.
Fostering a culturally abundant community by developing a strong live music scene.
People of Eden
Highlighting the voices of our community.
First Pres Tiny Homes Project
The proposed Tiny Homes as Emergency Housing Facility project seeks to build six mobile housing units in the FirstPres Hayward parking lot to help homeless individuals transition from homeless to housed.