Obtainium Works invades the STEAM Festival at Niles Canyon Railroad

The crew is showcasing art cars and decor at the Silicon Valley S.T.E.A.M. Festival. It is being held on June 8th-9th at the Niles Canyon Railway Depot and Gardens in Sunol, CA.


Upcoming 2019 Events!

Check out the fun events coming up this year in Vallejo!!!

  • Sunday, July 28th: Obtainium Cup Contraptors Rally!
    A madcap vehicle rally on historic Mare Island featuring art cars, pedal powered vehicles, steampunk vendors, and entertainment.

  • November 9th & 10th: Vallejo Open Studios
    Visit Obtainium Works and see our latest shenanigans.

  • Saturday December 7th: Mad Hatter Annual Holiday Festival and Parade!
    Our 10th annual parade of art cars and fire arts. Oh, and Santa too!

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Just in case we we weren’t busy enough, here are more events coming up:

  • Saturday, April 27 - 10am-4pm: STEAM Discovery Festival at Benicia High School in Benicia (https://steamdiscoveryfestival.com/). Contraptions: Rocket Sled, Rhino Beetle and Flying Broom.

  • Sunday, May 5, 12pm-4:30pm: How Weird Street Faire in San Francisco (https://howweird.org/). Contraptions: Steampunk Rocket Sled, Rhino Beetle, and Flying Broom.

  • May 17-19: MAKER FAIRE (https://makerfaire.com/bay-area/)! Contraptions: Steampunk Rocket Sled, Rhino Beetle, and Flying Broom.

EPIC 7th Anniversary MONTH-Long Gallery Show and More!

This year, we are pulling out all the stops (not that any were in, in the first place.)

For the month of March, Obtainium Works is taking over Temple Arts Loft Gallery in downtown Vallejo for a gallery show! Ride art cars! Build stuff! Get drinks from a robot! Witness the glory of our fleet of over 15 art cars! Plus, on the weekends we will have live entertainment, food, and drinks!
Event Schedule below:


Event Schedule

MARCH 8-10:

  • Friday March 8th, 6pm-10pm: Opening celebration! Steampunk vendors, art car rides!

  • Saturday March 9th, 10am-2pm: Gallery opens. Ride art cars, kids crafts, photo ops.

  • Sunday March 10th, 12pm-4pm: Gallery open.

MARCH 15-17:

  • Friday March 15th, 5pm-8pm: Gallery open.

  • Saturday March 16th, 10am-late: 7th Anniversary Celebration!

    • 10am-2pm: Ride art cars, kids crafts, photo ops.

    • 10am-10pm: Steampunk vendors — clothing, jewelry, art and fashion

    • 6pm-8pm: Dinner at Provisions Restaurant. Click here to sign up for dinner!

    • 6pm-10pm: Wine, beer, TIKITRON drinkbot with appetizers. Live entertainment featuring SF Opera Lady and McPuzo & Trotsky

    • 8pm: “Cthulublanca” radio play! Watch a live performance of Obtainium Players do a parody of “Casablanca.”

  • Sunday March 17th, 12pm-4pm: Gallery Open

MARCH 22-23

  • Friday March 22nd, 5pm-8pm: Gallery Open

  • Saturday March 23rd, 10am-2pm: Gallery Open

    • 5pm-9pm: Wrap party with drinks, appetizers, karaoke.

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6th Anniversary Fundraiser - Cthulhublanca

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Join the crew of Obtainium Works as they celebrate their 6th anniversary with a new play by Trevor Allen - Cthulhublanca (ka-thoo-loo-blanca). Based on the film noir movie, Casablanca, this tongue in cheek play follows the intrepid crew on their journey through the madcap world of Hibernia. Dinner, cocktails and show from 6pm-11pm (cost $75); Show only $35 (arrive around 8pm); Show begins at 8:30pm.

Parking will be in the 500 block of Pennsylvania Street, which will be closed for guests only. Security will be on site, but leave valuables at home! Come in costume for whatever genre you like or choose something from the period or the steampunk world.

Event will be held at 510 Pennsylvania Street, Vallejo, CA 94590. Cross street Napa and Sutter.


2018 Obtainium Works Adventures!

Off to more adventures! The crew of Obtainium Works are building new vehicles and running several events!

  • March 17: The 6th Anniversary Fundraiser, Dinner and a Show! Featuring a new mystery play!

  • July 21-22: Obtainium Cup and Art Car Jam

  • November 10-11: Vallejo Open Studios

  • December 1: 9th Annual Mad Hatter Parade & Festival

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2017 Vallejo Open Studios

Vallejo Open Studios is a free, self-guided tour.  Artists’ Studios and Galleries throughout Vallejo will be open to the public the second weekend in November, Saturday 11/11 and Sunday 11/12, 2017, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.



2017 Wacky Events

UPDATE!  The Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner has been cancelled!  We will be premiering our play, Cthulhu-blanca, an original by Trevor Allen, at our fundraiser in the Spring. Stay tuned for info!