ON SITE FREE Parking! Free shuttle to and from Richmond BART station.
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The premier Bay Area crafts fair features a juried selection of affordable art, crafts
and gifts created and presented by over 200 exhibitors.
The Craneway Crafts Fair features the original hand-made work of over 200 jury-selected artists presenting a remarkable array of holiday gift options for people of all ages. The Fair showcases established and emerging talents in contemporary art and craft; innovative designers who produce one-of-a-kind, handmade and limited edition goods in a wide variety of media. These artists and craftspeople combine new and traditional techniques with modern design aesthetics to produce appealingly fresh and innovative work.
Craneway Crafts Fair producer, Jan Etre, finds the Craneway Pavilion on Richmond’s scenic waterfront to be the ideal location: “We’ve found the perfect venue for our bi-annual event: a beautifully restored historic building that’s flooded with a glorious natural light in which the artists can best present their work. And the location is not only stunning, but easily accessible, with ample free parking and a free shuttle we from the Richmond BART Station!”
Fair-goers may choose from outstanding wearable textiles to sophisticated ceramics, luminous glasswork, innovative furniture and high design, yet practical housewares. There’s also evocative photography, original paintings and block-printed art, contemporary paper goods and an impressive selection of hand-made jewelry.
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 Craneway 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 almost 30 years. “Buying directly from the artist establishes a kind of aesthetic connection and engenders a relationship that may prove enduring. Knowing where the materials came from or how the piece was made, garnering a sense of the artist’s vision, enriches our own world view.”
FOOD / BAR / LIVE MUSIC
Delicious food choices and wine & beer and live ambient music in the spacious dining area.
TRANSPORTATION / PARKING
The Craneway Pavilion is 10 minutes by car from Berkeley, 5 minutes from the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge. It’s accessible by public transit via BART and AC Transit. There will be a free shuttle from Richmond BART station during all hours of the fair on both days. It sits on the pedestrian and bike-friendly Bay Trail.
PLENTIFUL FREE PARKING!
ABOUT CRANEWAY PAVILION
Originally a Ford Motor plant, it was transformed in WWII for the war effort. On site is the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historic Park Visitor Education Center, which opened in 2012. The Craneway’s natural light is stunning. It has received numerous awards for its architecture. Its location on the waterfront and 180 degrees view of the San Francisco Bay are breathtaking. The Bay Trail bike trail runs along it and The Rosie Riveter/WWll Home Front National Historical Museum will be open during the fair.