Category Archives: Art Glass

Finish Your Holiday Shopping Before Thanksgiving @ West Coast Craft Winter 2017

West Coast Craft Winter 2017.November 18 + 19, 2017. 

West Coast Craft Winter 2017 features 250+ juried artists showcasing high-quality, unique, goods with a West Coast vibe. Think bold, innovative design.

Shop for: home decor, ceramics, glass, furniture, textiles, jewelry, body products, artisanal food, pet products, & more.

If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift or something for yourself (!) put West Coast Craft on your weekend fun list.

 FREE Admission.

Public Service Announcement:  As you may have noticed, this is warehouse/sample sale and holiday fair season. Keep checking Deal Tracker SF for upcoming sales and other happenings.

Tips worth repeating: check the websites before going; go early for the best selection; pick a city and go to the sales in that city; bring a bag; bring cash for when credit cards are not accepted; and bring a friend. Because we have so many sales at the same time strategic planning is a must. If a sale looks interesting make sure you put it on your calendar. Most of these sales are only a day or two and only come around once or twice a year. Keep checking for sale updates!

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Your Guide to The Novato Warehouse Sale

Novato Warehouse Sale fka Bel Marin Keys Holiday Warehouse SaleNovember 16-18 2017.  (Post updated November 14, 2017)

The Novato Warehouse Sale fka the Bel Marin Keys Warehouse Sale is baaack! Fourteen manufacturers, importers, and wine/food merchants will open their warehouses to the public for three shopping-filled days.

Purchase at steep discounts home accessories, kitchen ware, paper products, wine/food, jewelry, art glass, purses, pillows, home textiles, giftware, clothing, candles, and more.

Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and see why those in the know consider the Novato Warehouse Sale the best ‘underground’ sales event in Marin county.

Public Service Announcement:  As you may have noticed, this is warehouse/sample sale season. Keep checking Deal Tracker SF for upcoming sales and other happenings.

Tips worth repeating: check the websites before going; go early for the best selection; pick a city and go to the sales in that city; bring a bag; bring cash for when credit cards are not accepted; and bring a friend. Because we have so many sales at the same time strategic planning is a must. If a sale looks interesting make sure you put it on your calendar. Most of these sales are only a day or two and only come around once or twice a year. Keep checking for sale updates!

Happy Deal Tracking!

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Renegade Craft Fair Fall 2017 Delivers

Renegade Craft Fair Fall 2017. November 11 +12, 2017.

San Francisco’s Renegade Craft Fair Fall 2017 is a curated indie-craft marketplace celebrating all things handmade.

Find 300+ makers selling unique art, jewelry, ceramics, paper products, clothing, body products, home decor, artisanal foods, and more. Plus enjoy: DIY activities and workshops; a photo booth; a DJ; drinks, and food trucks.

This fair might not fit the dictionary’s definition of  “renegade”  but the Renegade Craft Fair is definitely not your Mother’s craft fair. But do bring her because there is something for everyone.

Free admission

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Insider’s Guide: Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2017

Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2017. October 14 +15, 2017

Whether you are a beginning collector or a long time art buyer you will want to visit Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2017.

Scattered through eight buildings at two sites,Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2017 has art in every medium. Some of the art is traditional and some very non-traditional; some is affordable and some is not so affordable. In other words, something for everyone.

Mark your calendar for a unique opportunity to meet over 180 artists, see where they work and buy original paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and more.

Free admission.

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Paly Fiery Arts Glass Sale Fall 2017

Paly Fiery Arts Glass Sale Fall 2017. September 15+16, 2017.

Paly Fiery Arts Glass Sale Fall 2017 showcases over 1000 glass objet d’art hand-blown by instructors, alumni and advanced art students. Find gorgeous bowls, vases, pumpkins, acorns, pears, and more.

I know, it borders on blasphemy to suggest you attend a High School art event especially if the event does not involve someone you know intimately – like your son or daughter. However I saw glass art from Paly’s Fiery Arts program displayed and sold at the prestigious Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival. I was impressed.

Shop the sale and check out glass blowing demonstrations.

Free Admission.

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Cross The Bay Bridge For These East Bay Sales

A Trio Of Fab East Bay SalesCross The Bridge For These East Bay Sales: Nomadic Traders Retirement Rummage Sale September 7 – 10 , 2017|Pizzichillo & Gordon End of Summer Art Glass Studio Sale September 9, 2017.|4th Street Sidewalk Sale September 9, 2017.

Out with the imperfect, the old, the unclaimed, and the orphans. Sound like a Dickens’ novel? Try these fab East Bay sales.

Get BIG savings on designer women’s clothing, accessories, hand-blown art glass, kitchen ware, patio furniture, and more.

Helpful hints worth repeating: go early for the best selection; check the websites before going;  bring a bag; bring cash for when credit cards are not accepted; and bring a trusted friend!

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You Will Want to Leave The City For Kings Mountain Art Fair 2017

Kings Mountain Art Fair 2017. September 2, 3 + 4, 2017

Fall is approaching and with it the end of the fair/festival season. But it’s not over yet.

Nestled in a redwood forest with some of the finest handmade arts and crafts on the West Coast, Kings Mountain Art Fair 2017 is a lot like the grand finale at the 4th of July fireworks extravaganza – one last magnificent burst of wow before it all fades away.

Take a ride up the mountain and see first hand why the Art Fair SourceBook declared the Kings Mountain Art Fair the #1 Fine Arts Fair in Northern California (and maybe feel a little smug knowing there is an Art Fair SourceBook.)

Free admission.

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Shop Urban Air Market Oakland Pop Up

Urban Air Market Oakland. Sunday, July 16, 2017

Urban Air Market Oakland is plein air shopping with over 100 independent designers and artists as well as local musicians, good eats, and more.

Shop local and sustainable apparel, accessories, home goods, art, and body products. Think perfect antidote to big box, mass-produced retail ennui.

Free admission.

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6 Tips For Patchwork Show Modern Makers Festival Spring 2017

Patchwork Show Modern Makers Festival Spring 2017. June 24, 2017 

Mark your calendar for the fab Patchwork Show Modern Makers Festival Spring 2017.

This bi-annual juried makers festival showcases 150+ local art/craft/design vendors along with artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks, and live music. Think love child of Etsy and Pinterest.

Free admission! Family friendly! Pet friendly!

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So Many Sales, So Little Time Part II

So Many Sales, So Little Time Part II: Urban Air Market | Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale | City Hall Popup for SFMade Week | Spicer Bags Sample Sale. May 7 – 15, 2017

Delivered as promised – So Many Sales, So Little Time Part II.

Get ready for deals on great merch for men, women, children, and pets! Find unique (and in some cases very discounted) wares for your BFF, your Mom, your Dad, your pupper and even yourself! Think ahead and stock up on great gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, bridal showers, weddings, and/or graduations.

Public Service Announcement:  As you may have noticed, this is warehouse/sample sale season. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of sales and other happenings.

Tips worth repeating: check the websites before going; go early for the best selection; pick a city and go to the sales in that city; bring a bag; bring cash for when credit cards are not accepted; and bring a friend. Because we have so many sales at the same time strategic planning is a must. If a sale looks interesting make sure you put it on your calendar. Most of these sales are only a day or two and only come around once or twice a year.

Happy Deal Tracking!

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