Levi’s Station To Station Oakland: Yung Skeeter, Art & Fashion

Last weekend, Station to Station, a public art project made possible by Levi’s®, wrapped up in Oakland. What began in New York at the start of September, the project tour brought together art, music, film, cuisine and the iconic look of Levi’s® to select train stops throughout the country.

The Oakland stop took place at the historic 16th Street Station, a once-used rail station that has been closed since the 80s. The station was set up with multiple stages that bands like Sun Araw and The Congos, Twin Shadow, No Age, and Savages played at during the event. There were also performance art pieces and art installations around the historic building that guests could interact with and places to grab some grub and drink.
One of the cooler things going on was the “Makers” area, where various sewers, tailors, and other craftspeople added some flair to the Levi’s® denim. The “yurt” that encompassed the Makers area was quite a sight to behold. The cylingrical, wooden frame which would have been covered with fabric was bare, allowing guests to watch the craftspeople work in their respective mediums as Edison bulbs swayed gently in the breeze.
Custom patches and natural indigo tie dye shirts were just some of the pieces being fashioned by the Makers. It was really interesting to see people creating things right before your eyes. There was even a gentleman working a loom.
As I walked around, I came upon an airstream that was full of custom fashions:
Outside of the airstream, I had the chance to check out a playlist by Yung Skeeter, aka DJ Skeet Skeet. Talking with Yung Skeeter was pretty cool. He was really excited to be a part of the event and share some of the music that moves him. (Link to Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/makeourmark/sets/yung-skeeters-what-moves-you/) The first track I played on the playlist was Ben Aqua’s “Are You That Somebody’s Body Party, a mash up of Aaliyah and Ciara. Guests were excited to share their playlists and event photos for a chance to win a Levi’s gift card.
I really enjoyed this event. I felt an energy in the air as I walked around the historic 16th Street Station was heightened by the ambience of the building that seemed to be frozen in time. The Station to Station crowd enjoyed being able to watch the various craftspeople in the Makers yurt, talk to DJ Skeet Skeet about the music that moves him, and take in all the sights and sounds all brought together by Levi’s®.
If you missed out on any of the Station To Station, a public art project made possible by Levi’s ®, events or if you want to extend the experience beyond the nine station stops, you can always get your fix by visiting levi.com/makeourmark to collaborate, share your inspirations, and explore the projects. Once you check it out, let us know:

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