There’s a new place for local artists to call a market, gather some support, and show off their creations.
It’s called, The San Francisco Arts Market and it makes a splash on the city scene this Thursday, August 19th in the UN Plaza.
More from the press release on their site here:
SF Arts Market Debuts in UN Plaza
Independent Arts & Media and the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development announce a new, open-air marketplace for local arts and culture in downtown San Francisco.
The San Francisco Arts Market debuts on Thursday, August 19, in UN Plaza, and will run every Thursday thereafter from noon to 8:00 p.m. through October.
Located at 1182 Market Street between Grove and Eighth streets, the San Francisco Arts Market at UN Plaza will feature diverse arts, crafts and culture, including painting, photography, mixed media, literature, music, fashion, jewelry, toys, children’s goods, creative home and garden wares, and much more.
Local artists, artisans, fashionistas, musicians, publishers, crafts- and culture-makers and more are all welcome to apply for a tent space at the San Francisco Arts Market!
• All exhibitors must be selling work that has been handmade by local Bay Area artists. The goal of the Arts Market is to help local Bay Area arts and culture entrepreneurs as well as revitalize the arts community and cultural economy around San Francisco’s Civic Center region.
• Tents will be provided and set up on the day of each Market. Exhibitors will need to provide their own tables and chairs.
• Exhibitors need to hold vendor permits as issued by the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development.
• The Arts Market also provides a showcase for local musicians who apply through the Market website. Performance slots are unpaid, but musicians are welcome to sell merchandise and promote upcoming shows. At this time, musicians must provide their own PA or play acoustic.