Prelude Norcal 2017

We spent our Saturday with the dancers of Prelude Norcal! Prelude Norcal is a hip hop dance competition in the Bay Area that aims to “enrich, strengthen, and improve individual dancers and/or dance groups” as well as “bridge the gaps between dancers and teams to create a more welcoming and cohesive community in the Bay…

Inktober and Outfits and More

By ChiChai@Empire If you were to open up any of my notebooks in high school, you would find hella doodles. Doodles were in the margins, the covers, and even in the center of the notes itself. These doodles would range from caricatures of teachers to monsters. My favorite among the notebook-doodles were the ones in…

Art of Us – Mini Documentary

Empire in the Air collaborated with the dance group The Company to create a dance summit for Project PEARLS titled “Art of Us.” After nearly a year of planning and fundraising, Ray@Empire, ChiChai@Empire, and Aiko@Empire headed to Manila with the Company choreographers Jolo Cabrera, Melissa Batesting, and KJ Estudillo.   Thank you to everyone who…

Pow! Wow! San Jose!

– by ChiChai@Empire – Going to Pow! Wow! Hawaii! was a dream-come-true for Chris@Empire and I. Written from a blog post on February 14, 2015 titled “A Stroll Down Pow! Wow!” :: I spent my last year in college saving all my tip money and putting money aside every paycheck for Pow! Wow! Hawaii! 2014, an annual…

Halloween DIY x Empire in the Air

– by ChiChai@Empire & Sam@Empire – Sam and I are both arts&crafts lovers so easily Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. We decided to bring you a costume DIY! But… what costumes did we make? Well, you know how many of our designs have illustrations? We decided to bring three Empire in the Air…

Chemical X

– by ChiChai@Empire – photos by Chris@Empire and ChiChai@Empire Curated by Meaghan Alfonso, women artists came together for the art show Chemical X  on Saturday, October 21. I was honored to be part of the list of talented creatives. Because portions of the proceeds went to Save the Fox, I decided to go for a fox…

Goods for the Girl

– by ChiChai@Empire – photos by Ray@Empire The vibes, the energy, the support for womyn artists — Saturday night felt like a dream! Goods for the Girl came and conquered. Led by our very own event-coordinator Sam@Empire and in collaboration with #thegoodssf , we created the Goods for the Girl. The Goods is a monthly night market at @111minnagallery created by Little…

On One Studios Grand Opening

We want to give a huge congratulations to On One Studios in San Jose, CA! About On One Studios: On One Studios (OOS) is a dance studio dedicated to spreading the passion, creativity, and joy that comes with dance. Our mission is to spread the positive benefits that dance brings, to the greater community. Our…

Goods for the Girl: @CAS5ANDRA

To all our ladies! We got a special event planned for YOU! In collaboration with #thegoodssf , we present to you “Goods for the Girl.” The Goods is a monthly night market at @111minnagallery. For 9/16, we are teaming up with them to create an evening that highlights local womyn artists, crafters, and designers. Everyday until the day of…

Goods for the Girl: @BLACKSHEEPMADE

To all our ladies! We got a special event planned for YOU! In collaboration with #thegoodssf , we present to you “Goods for the Girl.” The Goods is a monthly night market at @111minnagallery. For 9/16, we are teaming up with them to create an evening that highlights local womyn artists, crafters, and designers. Everyday until the day of…

Goods for the Girl: @CELESTINECROCHET

To all our ladies! We got a special event planned for YOU! In collaboration with #thegoodssf , we present to you “Goods for the Girl.” The Goods is a monthly night market at @111minnagallery. For 9/16, we are teaming up with them to create an evening that highlights local womyn artists, crafters, and designers. Everyday until the day of…