San Francisco’s KPFA Crafts Fair
San Francisco may be one of the best places on the face of the earth to experience craft culture. As a crossroads for a wealth of different cultures as well a perpetual home for the artistic vanguard the Bay Area holds a unique place in American history and art history. All of this comes out in the craft culture that has sprung up around the city. This summer, there will be many opportunities to experience this culture, but one of the best is undoubtedly the KPFA Summer Crafts Fair.
Sponsored by KPFA 94.1 FM, one of San Francisco’s predominant public radio stations, the KPFA Summer Crafts Fair is a free event where you can wander through the Craneway Pavilion on the Richmond Waterfront to take in (and maybe even take home) the works of over 170 different artists. These artists are all handpicked by a special jury for this event, which gives them a one-of-a-kind chance to showcase their unique works that transcend any single genre.
As well as the numerous craft booths, there will be a special exhibition by Quilts & Quilters. If you are crazy for quilts, then this is a perfect place for you to talk to expert quilters, ogle exquisite handmade quilts, and maybe even purchase one for yourself.
Other highlights of the KPFA Summer Crafts Fair include:
- A traveling mural that is continually being made through audience participation.
- Live music that runs from the early afternoon until the beginning of the evening.
- DJs and hosts from the legendary KPFA studios.
- Crafts for yourself, for your family, for your friends.
Whether you want to get a head start on your Christmas shopping or just want to grab a few new unique items to brighten your home or office, the KPFA Summer Crafts Fair is a great way to engage with San Francisco’s crafting community, all while ensuring that your money is being spent on an important cause: keeping the quality programing of KPFA on the airwaves. That the entire event takes place in the beautiful Craneway, where the natural light will pour over the artists’ works in a dazzling natural display, makes the festivals all the more visually stunning and memorable.
The KPFA Crafts fair will take place on June 18th and 19th, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.