Rock Paper Scissors Collective
A community arts space
Categories: Events, In the Gallery, In the Store, Volunteer | Comments Off on 8/29: RPSC MOVING SHOW

August 29, 2015 – August 29, 2015 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: THIS IS THE LAST EVENT BEFORE ROCK PAPER SCISSORS COLLECTIVE MOVES AND IT’S GONNA BE A LOT OF FUN! Come on over early to get us packed and see three rad local bands for […]

The time has come. The Fact’s the Fact. It belongs to us. Let’s Take it Back! After over a decade in our space and so many community building actions and lessons, we’re moving to a SECRET LOCATION! TBA soon. It’s all very exciting, and sad, and all of those emotions. COME HELP US PACK AND […]

Eleven years ago, downtown Oakland was home to mom and pop shops, socio-economically diverse, occasionally dangerous; a sometimes eccentric, sometimes wonderful, and always dynamic community. A group of artists, crafters, organizers and makers found a vacant little storefront among a sea of vacancies. With a little volunteer elbow-grease and fundraising effort, the Rock Paper Scissors […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors, In the Store, Volunteer | Comments Off on We’re accepting MUSIC to sell in the shop!!!!

Rock Paper Scissors is looking to re-start our music stand. We need your sounds in our ears! Also you can plan a release at our space right downtown Oakland! Seeking Tapes, Vinyl, and cd’s, 8 track, other sound transmissions and maybe merch from local music artists! Email music[at]rpscollective[dot]org to get in the shop. Demo’s help […]

Categories: In the News, In the Store, Volunteer | Comments Off on Become an RPS Subscriber!

We’ve been working on this for a while, and we’re thrilled to finally roll it out: RPS subscriptions! Love RPS? Want to support us AND get some sweet discounts at the same time? (Of course you do; who wouldn’t?) Now you can! Subscriptions are good for ONE year and entitle you to discounts off of […]

Categories: Events, In the Store, Volunteer | Comments Off on 4/19: Spring Sidewalk Sale

April 19, 2015 – April 19, 2015 1:00p – 5:00p 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Support RPS! Please come by Rock Paper Scissors on Sunday April 19 from 1 PM – 5 PM. Check out our bargain art table, clothing stash, and home-made baked goods, as well as our regular rotating […]

Categories: Events, In the Store | Comments Off on Plaid Friday, November 23rd

Skip the malls, outlets and other after Thanksgiving shopping experiences that can make you cranky and come down to Rock Paper Scissors to bask in the tryptophan-induced glow of hand-made and locally-made goods! We have goods to suit all of your family members: baby bibs, stuffed animals, hand-made clothing and purses, jewelry, zines, skate decks, […]

Categories: Classes, In the Store, Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on New Members!!!

Chris and Jamie are our newest members! Jamie is responsible for much of the beautification and organization in the Retail section and is now the Zine Buyer for RPSC. Chris has volunteered for 2 years, running first the Thursday Craft Nights and has been the Classes Director since Spring 2011. Thanks for being so awesome!

Categories: In the Store | Comments Off on Featured Item

Featured item: elegant diamond earrings on a budget! By rps collective member.

Categories: In the Store | Comments Off on Featured Item

Featured item! 2012 slingshot organizer. Buy one here to support TWO local volunteer-run collectives AND get your life in order all at once!

Categories: In the Store | Comments Off on Featured Item

Featured item… Just in! Rad t-shirts by local artist Jon Carling. Now in Rpsc boutique.

Categories: In the Store | Comments Off on Featured Item

Featured item now in rpsc boutique! Adorable pins laser cut by local designer out if vintage book covers.

Categories: In the Store | Comments Off on Retail and Consignment Inventory Drop off

Sunday February 27, 2011 – Sunday February 27, 2011 Map and Directions | Register Description: Local Artists, Crafters, and Makers! Come by RPSC to put some stuff in our boutique. Meet with a member of our Retail Committee and place some stuff into inventory. Lots of people will see it. It will sell. There are […]

Categories: In the Store | Comments Off on OPEN CALL: bicycle-related merchandise!

May is Bike Month (yay!) and we are looking for lots of bike-friendly goods to fill our consignment store. Whether it’s an item made for a cyclist, an item made out of part of a bicycle, or just an item with a picture of a bike on it… WE WANT IT. If you’re interested, email retail@rpscollective.com to […]

Categories: In the Store | Comments Off on Zine Intake Day, Saturday 2/19

We are looking for new zines to add to our retail space. Come to RPSC on Saturday, February 19 between 1 and 3pm and sell yours! Please bring 5 zines. We sell zines on consignment at a 60/40 consignor/RPSC split. Tell your friends! Tell your mom!

Categories: In the Store | Comments Off on Retail Item of the Week!

Slingshot Two sizes, $6 and $12 http://slingshot.tao.ca/index.php Slingshot Collective has been self-publishing since 1988. The zine publishes quarterly and is an advocate for DIY culture. They still use somewhat primitive publishing and distribution practice: creating layouts by hand with scissors and glue because this is more joyful and participatory. The organizers come in two sizes […]

Categories: In the Store | Comments Off on New Store Hours for the summer

that’s right peeps. we changed around our hours. everybody’s busy havin summer fun so we thought we’d chill out a bit and keep the stress low. Here they are: Mon and Tues – Closed Wed and Thurs 2 – 7 Fri and Sat 12 – 8 Sunday 12 – 6 Hopefully these fit with your […]

Categories: In the Store | Comments Off on our phone works again

so we figured out the problem. an animal was chewing on the phone line. that’s right, an animal – what kind of animal i can’t say but it was an animal. call us up and say hello.

Categories: In the Store | Comments Off on CLOSED: Monday the 14th!

that’s right. we’re taking a personal holiday to celebrate Leo’s – and their friends. So don’t come by the store this coming monday. (and don’t call us because our phone still isn’t working – um, we’re going to fix it soon. really)

Categories: In the Store | Comments Off on our phone doesnt work

but the internet is working.. so email us.. or myspace us.. or come by (especially if you know how to fix a phone.

Categories: In the Store | Comments Off on cake yo!

come to the opening of come on over! there will be a giant cake for you to decorate and/or eat! it’s gonna be sweet!