The KPFA Crafts & Music Fair in San Francisco Dec. 13-14 is the largest weekend holiday fine crafts fair in Northern California, drawing thousands of KPFA listeners and supporters for a celebration of arts, music and free speech radio. There's a free shuttle to the fair from the Civic Center BART Station.
Each year, the Fair’s panel of judges selects more than 200 of America’s finest artisans and artists to participate. The event offers collectors, craft enthusiasts and holiday shoppers an opportunity to purchase high-quality, original, handcrafted work directly from the artists and learn firsthand about their craft. This year, many exhibitors showcase eco-friendly green crafts that utilize repurposed materials and
environmentally sensitive techniques.
Visitors listen and dance to live music hosted by popular KPFA personalities. A Food Pavilion offers visitors a chance to eat festive food and rest comfortably. The event benefits KPFA 94.1 fm, the country's first nonprofit listener-sponsored, free speech public radio station. It is the station’s largest off-air fundraiser.
NEW THIS YEAR
- New lineup of artists featuring emerging talent and returning favorites with original,
handcrafted, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, fine crafts and contemporary art.
- Green Crafts by artists who creatively use recycled materials in their work and
emphasize sustainability in their practice such as solar powered ceramic kiln firing.
- New partnership with the Arts Providers Alliance of San Francisco (APASF) dedicated
to advancing arts in the San Francisco Unified School District. This association of artists
and arts organizations is part of the San Francisco Art Commission.
- Fair Trade crafts from around the world and a comfortable Food pavilion to enjoy
- New and exciting non-stop live performances on the Fair stage including jazz, hip hop,
bluegrass, world music and blues in addition to artist interviews, spoken word by
WritersCorps Youth Poets and more. Appearances by local musicians hosted by KPFA
94.1 fm talent.
Saturday, December 13, 2008 (10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Sunday, December 14, 2008 (10 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.)
Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street at Brannan in San Francisco.
The Fair makes it easy for Green Travel providing complimentary shuttles from the Civic
Center BART Station, 8th and Market MUNI bus stop.
Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for persons 65 and over and persons with disabilities.
Free for children under 17.
510-848-6767 ext. 646