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WAL’s newest tenants, Magpie Alchemy!

By | Magpie Alchemy, UC Clients

With months and months of learning, growing, and planning, our beloved client and most favorite handcraft skin care makers are ready to shine bright as they become the newest pop-up tenants at the WAL Public Marketplace! We were blessed with the opportunity to support them in their journey of refreshing both their web, product design, and in their brand launch event.


About Magpie Alchemy:

Magpie Alchemy is a Labor of Love. They have a passion for science, art and creating. What better way to express this, than soap making. Their goal is to take charge of their health and the chemicals they expose themselves and their family by creating small batch, handcrafted soaps.

Their logo represents US. The triangle in Sacred Geometry represents, Earth, Sky and Human but also, Mother, Father and Child.  The blue feather represents transcendence and spiritual evolution and there is nothing better to represent that than their beloved daughter, Maggie or as they lovingly call her, Magpie. They hope you all enjoy our products and can feel all the love they put into them.

Science + Alchemy + Creating is what they LOVE.


Show your love and support every Friday to Saturday from 11am – 7pm and on Sundays from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm at 1104 R Street in beautiful Sacramento, CA.

UnchARTed presents: Constellation (recap)

By | Arden Fair, UC Clients

In partnership with UpperCloud, Arden Fair’s public arts program, UnchARTed, unites art and the Sacramento community together. The program is dedicated to creating artful, experiential, and immersive activations on and around the Center’s premise that will unite, inspire, and create hope.


UnchARTed brought together the Sacramento Youth Symphony and Oakland-based, LED sculpture artist Christopher Schardt of LED Labs to create a mesmerizing and immersive art experience at Arden Fair for the community and beyond. On May 31st, 2019 at 6:30 pm, Sacramento Youth Symphony performed live by Schardt’s world-renowned piece, Constellation, a 6-pointed LED canopy installed between the first and second floor near JCPenney. Visitors had the chance to slow down, sit back, and enjoy the moment underneath the lights in sync with symphonic melodies. This unique partnership between Sacramento and Oakland artists aims to strengthen a sense of connectedness to the community of all ages. Experience Constellation from May 31st to June 14th — now extended to June 20th!

A big thanks to our collaborators as well! Through their work, the Sacramento community explored both their creativity and strengthened their yoga flow all under the stars:

  • Photography Meetup by Good Inc. on Tuesday, June 11th
    • Good Inc., launched in 2014, joins together the photography, modeling, and overall creative community in Sacramento and beyond to create and build together via monthly meet-ups. Learn more about them at www.goodsince2014.com and follow Good Inc. on Instagram at @GoodInc.
  • Yoga flow by Afro Yoga on Friday, June 14th
    • Afro Yoga, launched in 2016, is a wellness movement for Women of Color, rooted in community and collaboration. The organization focuses on creating spaces that make wellness accessible and activating mindfulness as a collective experience. Learn more about them at www.afroyoga.org and follow Afro Yoga on Instagram at @AfroYogaByAngie.

Cómo se dice, “Free Time”? (no. 1)

By | CommonGood

That magical, mystical two words that typically equates to, well, nap time. We are a creative agency, small business, parents, and dog parents — we know this life too well. So what do us UpperCloudians enjoy in our “Free Time”? Let this series serve as a guide to everything we love to do, past/present/future, in Sacramento, the Bay Area, and beyond.


Gather, produced by Unseen Heroes, is one of those events that will give you all those warm, fuzzy hometown feels. Food trucks, craft beer, live music, a grass area frequented by running, laughing kids, and a gorgeous sunset view down Oak Park Boulevard. Every second Thursday in Sacramento summer nights are made better with groups like this around.

Follow the happenings from May to October on Instagram @GatherNights.

UnchARTed Presents: Constellation

By | Arden Fair, UC Clients

In partnership with UpperCloud, Arden Fair’s public arts program, UnchARTed, is intended to unite art and the Sacramento community together. The program is dedicated to creating artful, experiential, and immersive activations on and around the Center’s premise that will unite, inspire, and create hope.


Arden Fair’s public arts program, UnchARTed, is bringing Sacramento Youth Symphony to collaborate with Oakland-based, LED sculpture artist, Christopher Schardt of LED Labs. Together they will create a mesmerizing and immersive art experience for the Arden Fair community and beyond.  On May 31st, Sacramento Youth Symphony will perform live with Schardt’s world-renowned, Constellation, a 6-pointed LED canopy, that will be installed between the first and second floor near JCPenney. Visitors will have a chance to slow down, sit back, and enjoy the moment underneath it, gazing up at the lights with music accompaniment. This unique partnership between Sacramento and Oakland artists aim to strengthen a sense of connectedness, sense of presence and joy of Arden Fair’s community of all ages.

Constellation will open on May 31st and will run from May 31st – June 14th.

Food We Love: The Banh Mi Ba Le edition

By | Food We Love

Let’s take a moment for the most important part of any day, food. Here’s s weekly series on our favorite food spots.

Below is a running list of our holy grail food spots we feel should be on your radar while in Oakland:


Banh Mi Ba Le… because who doesn’t love a good banh mi? This place is a personal favorite of our co-managing partner and renaissance man, Johnny Neang. The man knows exactly where his loyalty lies with this food option. Classic, classic.

The UC order: Johnny’s order is Dặc Biệt (#2) — The classic house special order for a very special individual.

Visit Banh Mi Ba Le at www.banh-mi-ba-le.cafe-inspector.com.


At UpperCloud, our universal language is food. We’re always on the lookout for new good eats, good drinks, and good company. Have a favorite spot you feel we should know about? Let’s connect together over a dish (or two).