Join Us November 28, 29 & 30th

The Women’s Building 34th Annual Celebration of Craftswomen takes place November 28-30th at Herbst Pavilion in San Francisco’s historic Fort Mason Center.  From 10am to 5pm each day, the show features a dynamic roster of over 150 craftswomen each weekend. The Celebration of Craftswomen is San Francisco’s biggest holiday fine crafts fair, and the largest event exclusively celebrating the craft of women in America. Creating much positive social impact, The Fair benefits the programs of The Women’s Building, a community center serving women and girls in San Francisco. This fair is a unique opportunity to find gorgeous, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, fine crafts, and contemporary art.

 

Our audience is unique

To meet our audience is to be in awe of them.  Of the nearly 10,000 people that walk through our doors at Fort Mason, two thirds are women with an average income over $100,000. The women that attend our event are intelligent, educated and informed.  Furthermore, 50% of them are college graduates and 40% have Master’s degrees.  They are supportive of women’s endeavors whether it is in business, politics or community organizations. Our audience is engaged in all aspects of the arts and many are committed women’s issues including the LGBT movement. These sophisticated women come to this event because they admire true craftsmanship and believe in purchasing quality items.

 

You will be in good company

In previous years we have found much support for our event and have been thankful that businesses far and wide believe in the work The Women Building is offering to the community and in supporting the dynamic artistry of our craftswomen.  Our event’s sponsors have ranged from large companies such as SF Chronicle, Union Bank, Marriott Vacation, The New York Times and Lipton Tea, to local businesses including Bi-Rite Market, Alternative Mortgage Sources, Rainbow Grocery and Give Something Back Business Products.  You would be joining a respected list of companies.  We look forward to growing our partner base in the Bay Area and nationwide.

 

You will be recognized 

Even after 36 years of running the crafts fair, we have so much to talk about and yell from the rooftops. Our media mix is never the same! With the help of Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest we are able to get the face of the crafts fair out to an even wider audience.  Not only with social media, but also beautifully designed bus sides and subway posters that will be posted throughout The Bay Area.  And, of course, we advertise in the Pink Section of the San Francisco Chronicle.  You have the potential viewing of 1.5M people over 2 months.

 

A tradition and an alternative holiday experience

Many families throughout Northern California look forward each year to a tradition of starting their holiday shopping at the Celebration of Craftswomen. Shoppers looking for unique substitutes to mass-produced goods will be delighted with the original hand-made offerings at the Celebration of Craftswomen. For 36 years, the fair has been part of the socio-political movement — led by female artists — that offers environmentally conscious and economically sustainable choices to mainstream consumption. Featuring imaginative and innovative work by some of the country’s best female artisans and fine artists, quality has always been a hallmark of this highly anticipated annual holiday show.

 

Presented by The Women’s Building

The fair’s presenter, The Women’s Building, is a multi-cultural community center where women and girls achieve self-sufficiency and pursue their dreams. The Women’s Building’s programs teach all the basics to succeed in today’s society: job searching, locating housing and childcare, tax preparation, money management, computer skills as well as offering legal advice and support for escaping domestic violence.  The Women’s Building, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, is a venue for community events that promote arts, culture, and discussion, while housing diverse community groups that work together in a vibrant and affordable space.  The Women’s Building is proud to have helped launch more than 160 women’s programs and initiatives in San Francisco.


The fair is widely accessible 

Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, students and disabled, and free for children ages 12 and under. A two-day pass for any two days on either weekend is $12.  This event is wheelchair accessible. Paid parking is available at Fort Mason Center.  Easily accessible from both bridges, several ferries and bus lines, Fort Mason is a destination spot for a number of celebrated national and local events.
For more information please contact Lisa Eltinge at sponsorcraftwomen@gmail.com