Fifth Annual Renegade Craft Fair
Stop by and check out DIY wares from over 300 indie crafters. There will be everything from plush items, jewelry, posters and prints, to craft kits, clothing, paper goods, and more.
The Union Design Festival is a continuation of the Capsule Design Festival, and focuses on original independent creations produced by SF Bay–based designers. There will be clothing, bags, hats, accessories, jewelry, kids' and baby clothing, inspired t-shirts, paper goods, glass work, and a few other odds and ends.
Billie and Tootie, the lovely owners of Silverlake’s ReForm School, have gathered together buttons from artisans around the world into this perfect little set. They come together in a little pouch, and would make awesome embellishments on a canvas bag, sweater, or displayed in a small bowl at home.
For this exhibition, designer Tanya Aguiñiga will create a site-specific structure of criss-crossed yarn with floating woven pieces. The piece will be intersected with furniture made specifically for the exhibition; the work will experiment with boundaries and suspension. The result will be a sort of cave where visitors can seek respite, with a mix of the functional and the purely aesthetic—a connection of disparate planes.
The American Decorative Arts Forum welcomes Jeannine Falino, curator of New York's Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), who will lecture on her museum's traveling exhibition that's focused on craft media (clay, fiber, wood, metal, glass, and alternative materials) created in the US during the postwar era. A mini-exhibit, which begins at 7:15PM, will precede the lecture. Members are encouraged to bring pieces from their own collections that are relevant to the lecture.
image: Anni Albers, Sheep May Safely Graze,1959
©The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Eva Heyd.
Artist Mitsuru Koga will fly in from Japan to lead this workshop, which will take place over the course of two days. There are only eight spots available for each day, so make your reservation ASAP by calling 310-396-7335 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to bring your own scissors!