West Coast Craft Sets Up Shop This Weekend In SF


DIY junkies, houseware addicts, and textile tycoons, put this on your radar screen: the 1st annual West Coast Craft festival is setting up shop this Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17 in San Francisco’s Marina neighborhood at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion.

Celebrating artists, crafters, and designers who hone their skills on the Best Coast, the inaugural fair will feature the laidback yet inventive style of artists who produce an array of handmade items that range from typographic linen napkins and two-in-one tables to cityscape linocut calendars and a convertible couch that contorts into more than four different positions.

Typographic Linen Napkins from Workshop Residence

The fair is free to attend, so you can put that extra cash towards supporting the locally handmade. Stop by and say hey to DIY havens Workshop SF and Western Editions, and meet some new creative faces too. Sweet installations by CA-based Smith | Allen and Sean Newport will be on display to ogle and Instagram to your heart’s content, tasty treates will be on hand to sustain you through the marathon shopping event, and DJ Andy Cabic will provide the soundtrack to your crafting high.

Convertible desk and coffee table from Brendon Farrell

Take all those hints your family has been dropping and get all your holiday shopping done in one trip. Efficient and creative, the best formula for a fun weekend and busy holiday season. See you there – I’ll be the one stuck under the pile of letterpress prints.

Travel tip! Sidecar is giving $5 off rides to and from the fair when you set your pickup or dropoff location directly on top of the venue name. West Coast Craft, November 16 and 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion; free to attend

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