Media Coverage of 2019 How Weird Street Faire

“Keep San Francisco Weird” is the unofficial motto of the Annual San Francisco How Weird Street Faire. This Year, Obtainium Works was invited to bring Steampunks and some contraptions to the event, which is both the 20th anniversary and has a “Time Warp: A Love Story” (1880’s meets 1980’s) theme. Participating in the event is the new UFO art car, Grego’s Airship, the Flying Broom, and the Rhinoceros beetle.

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San Francisco Chronicle: ‘We’re a weird city’: SF street festival celebrates oddity

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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 art cars! Plus, on the weekends we will have live entertainment, food, and drinks!

Click HERE for more details!!!

Vallejo Open Studios! Nov 10-11, 2018!

Open Studios at Obtainium Works

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Join us for a weekend of great art at the premiere art car studio in the North Bay. Come see the new vehicles and the projects in development! We will also have guest artists - Sherry Moyse of Ambiance Jewelry who has a great line of steampunk jewelry and Cherie Mendieta of MaCheri Designs who has beautiful beaded jewelry. We will also have some steampunk clothing items from our crew, a new line of Obtainium Works logo mugs and stickers, and the usual great food and beverages!

Top 10 Motor Homes You Won't Believe Exist

Yes, the title is clickbait, but the Neverwas Haul somehow was placed at #1 of the top of list of exotic motorhomes. Once again, folks can’t wrap their brain around the fact that it is a mobile work of art, and not an actual place to live.

There are loads of strange yet amazing motorhomes out there. Here are 10 amazing motorhomes you won't believe exist. Subscribe for more! ► ◄ Stay updated ► ◄ For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch: Be Amazed at these top 10 motorhomes!

MAKE Magazine: Obtainium Cup Rally brings out the Silly


Our friends at MAKE Magazine (and Maker Faire) just posted this fantastic blog post about our recent Obtainium Cup Contraptors Rally. Discovering that the event is "really an excuse for municipal silliness, an old-fashioned family outing, and a focal point for the local maker community," the heavily photo and video-laden post describes the event as an excuse for the city of Vallejo to have fun. Says the author Clair Whitmer, "Obtainium Works is a great example of a makerspace assuming an important civic role and helping turn Vallejo into a fanciful but undeniable example of a maker city in the making."

Obtainium Works Featured in "Jay Leno's Garage"

Kathy & Shannon O'Hare and Kimric Smythe will be guests on an upcoming episode of Jay Leno's Garage which features the Airship, Kristie's Flyer, the Wine Trike, and a number of other steampunk designed vehicles from other fabricators. They just returned from filming this week and the show should air sometime in April or May. We will update you as we get firm details. They had a wonderful time with Jay and his crew who were very professional and made them feel at home among all the steam powered vehicles and engines.

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2018 Obtainium Work Schedule!

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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"Art of Peace": Transforming Guns into Art


Obtainium Works hosted a guns into art day at the shop. Here is the text from KTVU's "Bay Area People" Facebook page:

The #ArtofPeace project was started in memory of Robby Poblete who lost his life to gun violence in Vallejo.  His mother faced with overwhelming grief started the The Robby Poblete Foundation to turn tragedy into hope.

The exhibit will open in the spring and is all about transformation. Artists have now been chosen to take confiscated weapons and turn them into pieces that will inspire and educate. For many this journey is personal.

Some of the weapons came from a gun buyback with the Vallejo Police DepartmentThe Richmond Police Department also donated confiscated weapons and @alameda county is also signing up to get involved. Thanks as well to Omnific Pictures Director TJ Walkup for help with video for this story.

Shannon O'Hare being interviewed by KTVU news with the leaders of the Robby Poblete Foundation.

Shannon O'Hare being interviewed by KTVU news with the leaders of the Robby Poblete Foundation.