Posted by Ellen Reilly on 17th Nov 2015
San Francisco boasts an abundance of exceptionally good craft fairs every holiday season. Craft shows present an opportunity to find an extraordinary selection of one-of-a-kind gifts, fine crafts and contemporary art. What could make a better gift than something unique and hand-made—and something that supports the artist community. Kick off your holiday shopping with these festive November events—and stay tuned, there’s more to come in December. If you go to any of the events at Fort Mason, be sure to stop by the new Flax store!
San Francisco Center for the Book’s Annual Holiday Fair
San Francisco Center for the Book’s Annual Holiday Fair is a great place to bring friends and find unique holiday gifts. Peruse the wide selection of letterpress cards, prints and ephemera, journals and notebooks, artists’ books, paper and ink, and unique arts and crafts handmade by a variety of printers, bookbinders, book artists, and craftspeople. Enjoy a day full of holiday cheer, music, and merriment.
Visit sfcb.org for a list of vendors.
Center for the Book’s Holiday Fair: Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 am-5 pm.
375 Rhode Island St, SF.
Admission is free.
Renegade Craft Fair
Renegade Craft Fair rings in the holiday shopping season with a curated assortment of more than 300 makers providing exciting options for holiday gift giving. All the work is handmade—ceramics, jewelry, knitwear, home decor, stationary—by emerging and established artists.
Indulge in eats by local food vendors. Interactive activities include a succulent garden, custom paper craft and glass cutting.
Renegade Craft Fair: Fort Mason Center. Nov. 21-22, 11 am-6 pm.
Holiday Artisan Fair at the de Young Museum
This cozy artisan fair at the de Young Museum is celebrating its 9th year. The event will feature top Bay Area artisans presenting a selection of jewelry, textiles, home accessories and quality crafts.
Come enjoy the extraordinary work at the Holiday Artisan Fair:
Friday-Saturday, Nov. 20-21, Piazzoni Murals Room, de Young museum, Golden Gate Park, SF.
Members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.
Fair admission is free.
Celebration of Craftswomen
Don’t miss the imaginative, innovative and high-quality work by women artisans at the Celebration of Craftswomen featuring more than 150 juried artists. This show is a unique opportunity to find gorgeous, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, fine crafts, and contemporary art.
Celebration of Craftswomen:
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 27, 28 & 29, 10 am-6 pm.
Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center.
Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/students, free for children under 12.
Tickets can be purchased at the door.
SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium
SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium will be at Pier 35, on the Embarcadero, showcasing 180 local artisans— what a great way to support our local maker community.
SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium:
Nov. 28-29, 11 am-5 pm.
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