Category Archives: Art

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.

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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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8 Tips: San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair Winter 2017

San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair Winter 2017. January 7 + 8, 2017.

Treasure hunters, prepare to be wowed at the San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair Winter 2017.  This is your chance to step back in time and score some great deals on all types of curious, fun, and beautiful ephemera.

Find every price range from real vintage postcards for under a buck to original advertising posters for serious scratch.

If you are a history buff, antique hunter, retro-revivalists, collector,or decorator put the San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair Winter 2017 on your weekend must-do list.

Free admission and free appraisals.

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Shop Totally Local: SFMade Holiday Gift Fair 2016

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SFMade Holiday Gift Fair 2016. December 18, 2016.

Now in its 6th year you can’t get more San Francisco than the SFMade Holiday Gift Fair 2016 where everything on sale is certifiably made in San Francisco.

Find a curated selection of original jewelry, bags, gourmet gifts, home items, apparel, body products, children’s toys, holiday cards and decoration, stationery, and San Francisco themed everything. Plus, the SFMade Holiday Gift Fair 2016 takes place a the California College of the arts so shoppers can purchase artwork from CCA students.

Tick tock. For better or for worse, time is running out on holiday shopping. So if you still have shopping on your agenda beeline to the SFMade Holiday Gift Fair 2016.  Continue reading

We Are Obsessed With These 10 Artful(l) Holiday Events!

Art.10 Artful(l) Holiday Events Around The Bay Area December 2-4, 9-11, 17-18, 2016.

Get ready to deck your halls, walls, table tops, and body with hand-made, unique goods from one of these 10 Artful(l) Holiday Events!

Whatever you are looking for – art glass, prints, sculptures, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, wood, leather – you name it, you will find it. All art styles, mediums, and budgets accommodated.

This is a great opportunity to check off your entire holiday shopping list and support a local artisan. Score!

Tips worth repeating for this season of sales: 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/fairs at the same time strategic planning is a must. If a sale/fair 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. Continue reading

SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium 2016

sf-etsy-indie-holiday-emporium-2016SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium 2016. November 26  + 27, 2016.

SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium 2016 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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5 Tips For 38Makers Holiday Gift Fair 2016

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38Makers Holiday Gift Fair 2016. November 5, 2016.

The 38Makers Holiday Gift Fair 2016 kicks off the season with locally made gifts in a unique and festive setting (Pinterest’s HQ!)

Curated by Pinterest and featuring SFMade products, the 38Makers Holiday Gift Fair is the love child of Pinterest and SFMade. Seriously.

Find jewelry, home decor, kitchen accessories, gourmet gifts, wine, home & garden items, holiday cards & decorations, stationery, bags, body products, men’s & women’s apparel, pet gear, and more – all from San Francisco manufacturers and artisans.

#SupportLocalBusinesses

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9 Tips: Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2016

hunters-point-shipyard-fall-open-studios-2016Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2016. October 15 + 16, 2016

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 2016.

Scattered through eight buildings at two sites,Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Fall Open Studios 2016 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 160 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 2016

Paly Fierty Arts Glass Sale 2015 pumpkinsPaly Fiery Arts Glass Sale Fall 2016. September 23+24, 2016.

Paly Fiery Arts Glass Sale Fall 2016 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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7 Tips for Urban Air Market Hayes Valley Fall 2016

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Urban Air Market Hayes Valley Fall 2016. Sunday, September 18, 2016

Urban Air Market Hayes Valley Fall 2016 is plein air shopping with over 130 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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