The 49th Annual KPFA Radio Holiday Benefit, the Craneway Craft Fair takes place in the gorgeous Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA and benefits Berkeley’s KPFA 94.1 public radio – speaking truth to power daily! For 49 years The Craft Fair has helped sustain listener-funded KPFA radio.
The Craneway Craft Fair provides an opportunity for the Bay Area community to support, enjoy, and be nourished by local artisans in much the same way it interacts with KPFA.
The Fair showcases 200 juried and diverse exhibitors, including both master artisans and emerging newcomers. Their original art and crafts fill the pavilion along with fair trade and non-profit vendors. Food is catered by GDC Kitchen – a minority, woman, and veteran-owned local catering business.
Niamh Lyonhart – Fellowship of Craft [Producer]
Director of the Fellowship of Craft Producer of Craneway Craft Fair.
Twyla Feinbloom – Twyla Feinbloom [Leather]
Hand-tooled leather sewn onto wood Traditional and indigenous forms intersecting contemporary abstraction.
Tanessa Daw – Reclamation Etchworks [Glass]
Custom laser etched products made from reclaimed glass bottles Live etching, creating custom products for visitors.
Alycia Anthony – 3rd Season [Wearables]
Hand painted and dyed textiles Sustainable fashion sourced from deadstock, rescued fabric.
Rachel Schaffran for Feleciai Favroth – Skincare by Feleciai [Body Products]
Handmade skin care products made in Oakland for the past 12 years Body butters, creams, soaps, lip balms and sugar scrubs.
Laura Lee Fritz – Laura Lee Fritz [Textiles]
Quilted works featuring continuous line drawings Book covers, tote bags, and jackets Designs sourced from cave paintings, Ancient Egypt, and more!
Guillermo Martinez – Quetzalcoatl Music [Wood-instruments]
Hand-carved and lathe-turned Native American flutes and drums Apprenticed in styles from Alaskan to Mesoamerican and even Japanese.
Mike Zwiefelhofer – Z. Cioccolato [Packaged Food]
SF North Beach sweet shop home to award winning fudge Ranked in the top 20 Fudge shops in the country Sharing 6 of their most popular varieties (out of more than 60) here at CCF.
Laurie Berliner – Madge & Me [Wearables]
Hand-shaped felt and straw hats using traditional millinery techniques Trimmed with leather, ribbon, feathers, and vintage “whimsy” Pursued the craft after 20+ years of public service.
Roberto Gastelumendi – Gastboards [Wood]
Handmade kitchen artworks with appreciation of wood and its possibilities “Rule-breaking techniques complementing the instincts of wood” Commitment to sustainability and stewardship, recycled woods.
Nasimiyu – Nasimiyu Designs [Multiple Mediums]
Handwoven Bantu style baskets and handmade jewelry Beads from around the world, especially African ceremonial trade beads Recycled strings made from car tires, waxed nylon, cotton, silk and sisal.
Valerie Sopher and Julia McLeod – East Bay Heritage Quilters [Non-Profit]
Quilting guild with a membership approaching 400! Exploring the art, history, and current trends in quilt making Nourishing atmosphere for all ages and experience levels Remarkable line-up of workshops, activities, and drop-in opportunities.
- Sly and the Family Stone: “Everyday People”
- Tower of Power: “You Oughta Be Having Fun”
- Electric Wire Hustle: “Gimme That Kinda”
- Quantic: “Not So Blue”
- Alien Army: “Scratchoetry”
- Antibalas: “Big Man”
- Tower of Power: “Don’t Change Horses (In the Middle of A Stream)” (1974)
- Saint Germain Feat. John Lee Hooker: “Sure Thing”
- Rodrigo Y Gabriella: “Tamacun”
- Lafayette Afro-Rock Band: “Hihache” (1973)
- Richie Havens: “Freedom” (Live at Woodstock 1969)
- Gill Scott Heron: “Revolution Will Not Be Televised”
- Mamadou Sidibe: “Ayang Tolo”
- Fela Kuti: “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake AM” (1972)
- Tower of Power: “Oakland Stroke” (1974)
- The Jazzual Suspects: “Chalkboard”