Sunday, July 28, 2013
Renegade Craft Fair
Over the weekend I visited the Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason. It seemed even bigger than last year, with 3 aisles of booths running the entire length of the pavilion. Even though I was there late in the day, it was crowded. Attendees are mostly female.
The craft fair circuit now includes 5 US cities plus London, England, & I met many vendors from out of town. The products generally feel upscale & are not cheap.
I was delighted by these gentlemanly tattooed dolls by Mimi Kirchner. Their details repay close examination.
I liked the richly-drawn concert posters by Landland. The artist still had surprise in his voice as he told me how the Dave Matthews Band contacted them through their Web site with a commission.
Kinetic Creatures did a fantastic job with this cardboard walking rhino. It's assembled with folds, tabs & slots & requires no glue. It walks on its own with the addition of a motor.
Toyota had it's own corner of the pavilion. The Toyota reps were handsome, though the company's presence is hardly "indie."
There was food & a mezzanine level bar overlooking the floorplan. It would be easy to spend hours at the fair.
§ San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair
July 27 + 28, 2013 11am – 7pm
Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion