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|KPFA Craft Fair|
|Date||Saturday December 20|
|Time||10:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
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Craneway Pavilion Dec 20-21 10AM - 5 PM
1414 Harbour Way
Richmond, CA 94804
Admission is $10, $5 over 65, and free for disabled and youth.
The KPFA Crafts Fair features the original work of over 200 artists and craftspeople, presenting a glorious variety of original hand made items and offering something for everyone. The producer and an artist herself, Jan Etre, is excited to usher the fair back to the East Bay.
The KPFA Crafts Fair showcases the brightest talents in contemporary art and craft,
highlighting both experienced and emerging designers who produce one-of-a-kind, handmade and limited edition goods in a wide variety of media. These jury-selected artisans and craftspeople combine new and traditional techniques with modern design aesthetics to produce appealingly fresh and innovative work. All the artists will be present at the Craneway to interact with the guests and to showcase their own work, from outstanding wearable textiles to sophisticated ceramics, luminous glass, innovative furniture and practical housewares. There's also evocative photography, original block-printed art, contemporary paper goods and affordable and exquisite.
KPFA Radio has a reputation for embracing diversity and supporting local communities through its programming. Similar principles of discernment apply in the selection process of exhibitors for the KPFA Crafts Fair. The fair prioritizes a uniqueness of style, a high level of artisanship, craftwork created in studio (the artist/exhibitor must have an
active hand in the making of their work), while trying to represent as much variety as possible. Jan Etre has been an advocate of artists and craftspeople for 27 years. "Buying directly from an artist establishes a personal connection. Buying something from a store and not having any sense of whose hands helped create it is more often than not a less meaningful experience. It's rich interacting with the artist, knowing where the materials came from, and having a sense of the artist's vision. To a certain extent mass produced stuff is unavoidable and we understand that, but at the fair we will highlight the vast difference between that and the appreciation and enjoyment of art and artists."