Category Archives: Art

9 Tips For SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium 2017

SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium 2017. November 25  + 26, 2017.

SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium 2017 has unique handmade, re-purposed, and vintage items perfect for yourself and everyone on your holiday hit list – whoops, I mean gift list.

Here’s your chance to do all your holiday shopping without ever stepping foot in a soul sucking big box store. Sweet.

Free Admission.

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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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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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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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10 Tips For Renegade Craft Fair Summer 2017

Renegade Craft Fair Summer 2017. July  15 +16, 2017.

San Francisco’s Renegade Craft Fair Summer 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; a full bar and delicious eats.

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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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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6 Tips For Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Spring Open Studios 2017

Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Spring Open Studios 2017. April 22 and 23, 2017.

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

Scattered through eight buildings at two sites, Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Spring 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 score great art, meet artists in their natural habitat (aka their studio), and support local artists. Over 125 studios showcasing/selling original paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, jewelry, furniture, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, and more.

Free admission.

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