KOSA ARTS – Artisan Goods in Uptown Oakland – Beautifully curated space, showcasing local artisan wares, providing an exceptional shopping experience, inspiring and sustaining the creative spirit. We offer beautifully handcrafted goods for the conscious consumer committed to a higher quality of goods and a lifestyle that supports the arts. We intend to encourage your creativity!
Q. What inspired you to start your business?
I came to Oakland for college in the 80’s, and attended CCA(C). I majored in fine arts with an emphasis in textiles as a fine art; designing costumes for Bay Area dance companies, as well as my own line of hand painted apparel. After a long career leading technical design teams for Gap, and Levis, it was time to return to my creative roots. Kosa Arts was born of the desire to offer a local artisans works as well as introduce works from beyond to Oakland. Our mission is to supports the arts, and inspire creativity.
Q. Tell us in one sentence why your customers love your business?
Our customers love having a local shop, with quality pieces thoughtfully displayed in a warm, and inviting space.
Q. What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
Community. There is a strong current of togetherness among independent business owners and neighbors.
Q. What are some of your favorite local businesses in Oakland?
Owl N Wood, Viscera, Two Jacks, Coloso, Marion & Rose, Urban Stitch, Parlor Oakland, Drexl, Show & Tell, Fielday & Friends, Chop Bar, The Miranda, Mua, Firebrand, Regina’s Door, Modern Coffee, For the Fab, Calculated Clothing (The Retail), Crown Nine, Open Coffee, Dax Barber, Liba Falafel, Leamington Floral
Q. What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?