Indie Holiday Emporium Preview: Accessories
Welcome to our Accessories preview for the SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium!
It’s our 5th year bringing Etsy to life in San Francisco Sat & Sun Nov. 25 & 26!
Can't wait till then? Pre-shop now, and then join the local SF Etsy team in this very special shopping experience at Pier 35 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco next weekend.
Support over 200 local artisans and small batch food vendors, as members of our local San Francisco Etsy team showcase their work, sponsored by Etsy!
Shop local this season and have a blast at our annual team holiday craft show.
Scroll down for a taster of some of the amazing accessories-makers we'll have this year, or view our Pinterest Board for a complete vendor pre-shop!
Preview Accessories : Pinterest Board
Complete Vendor Map
It’s SF Etsy's 5th year bringing Etsy to life in San Francisco!
Join the local SF Etsy street team in this very special shopping experience sponsored by Etsy.
Come out and shop - Support over 200 local artisans.
Indie Holiday Emporium
Pier 35 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco!
November 25th - 12pm -6pm
November 26th - 11am - 5pm
We are happy to announce that these Bay Area Food Trucks will be serving up the yumminess
outside the front of the Indie Holiday Emporium. We will have FIVE Food trucks from Off the Grid each day of the show! Come Hungry!!
2017 OFF THE GRID Food Trucks - 5 Food Trucks Each Day!
Judie's Tacos Locos
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
The Waffle Roost
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
El Sur SF
Saturday ONLY November 25th Coffee - inside the Pier
Etsy will be paying for your cup of coffee - come get your drip, pour over, or espresso drinks from 12:30pm - 2:30pm!
Coffee Experience sponsored by Etsy
San Francisco is such a wonderful place for artists and there is so much opportunity out there for you !
SF Etsy members recently met up with Anne Trickey, Market Manager for the San Francisco Arts Commission and we wanted to share more with you about what we learned about the Arts Commission and its role for makers in the Bay Area. We asked Anne to guest blog for us and we are so glad we did!
What exactly is an Arts Commission?
Hi Etsy folks! Anne Trickey, here. I’m a government arts administrator who helps artists sell their arts and crafts in San Francisco. You may have heard of the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC), but might not know how to leverage SFAC resources to support your work. There’s a number of ways local artists living and working in San Francisco can apply for opportunities through us.
We’re probably best known for our Public Art projects. San Francisco has both a 2% and 1% for art funding requirement for construction projects in the city. Any government funded project has to devote 2% of its budget for art. Ever wonder what that thing is on the side of the Public Utilities building? It’s actually a kinetic sculpture by artist Ned Kahn. Want to find out what in your neighborhood is part of the Civic Art Collection? Check out Our Collection where you can browse by artist or by San Francisco Supervisorial District.
This funding requirement is the same reason SFO has so much art. From internationally known “obsession” artist Yayoi Kusama, to local favorites Jay DeFao and Wayne Thiebaud, to first time installation artist Sanaz Mazinani, our local airport is host to a museum full of art funded through construction projects. The great part about the SFAC Public Art program is that they pride themselves on bringing in new artists who have never had a Public Art commission before.
Why should you care? Because that means YOU, YES YOU, could get one!
The best way to learn about Public Art opportunities is to sign up for the Arts Commission’s newsletter. The newsletter is how we send out all of our Public Art, Galleries, and Grant opportunities for artists. Additionally, you can also check the Calls for Artists page on our website. There is a lot of construction in San Francisco right now which mean a lot of opportunities for artists like you!
Our grant program is specifically geared towards Cultural Equity. That means the SFAC is tasked with supporting “historically marginalized” communities. There are individual artist grants that alternate between performance and visual art. Grants are specifically for artists living in San Francisco. Each year, grant guidelines are published at the end of Summer and applications close in Fall. To find out your eligibility, check out our Grants page and sign up for our newsletter for notifications.
If you want to check out our exhibitions, come on down to City Hall and the Veteran’s Building to explore our municipal Galleries. The Galleries program does shows on the ground floor of City Hall and in the recently renovated space on the first floor of the Veteran’s Building. Sometimes Galleries also has artist opportunities for residencies. Of course, the best way to find out is through our newsletter.
Finally, I want to talk about our licensing program, which is near and dear to my heart. I work directly with artists licensed through the Arts Commission. These are folks who make what they sell, and want to sell on the streets of San Francisco. If you are already selling on Etsy, good news! You probably already have a California Seller’s permit, and maybe even an SF Business Account Number (also known as a Business Tax number). You can apply for both online or in person, and you need both in order to get licensed by the Arts Commission. Once you have these, screening into the program is simple. Just fill out the form using the online payment system and I’ll schedule you for our monthly screening. The screening committee meets the first Tuesday of every month at 1pm. A panel of arts and crafts experts examine your wares to make sure you yourself hand make the items. (Commercial goods aren’t allowed in the program, but there is a permit for that through the Police Department.) Once you’ve screened in you’re good to go! Pay for a quarterly or yearly license and sell whenever you want at one of our many locations throughout the city.
If getting a license seems like a pain, we also have pop up market opportunities you can take advantage of, NO LICENSE NEEDED! All you have to do is email me and tell me you’re interested. The only caveat for selling on the street is that you must supply your own booth. Selling outdoors in SF means you need to be prepared for weather, particularly wind.
Thanks to Lisa from TickleAndSmash who has already put together a Pinterest board of booth ideas! I would also check this one out for outdoor booths. Two essential items for outdoor selling include weights to weigh down your display and spring clamps to attach things. Take a stroll through Embarcadero Plaza across from the Ferry Building and check out how artists in our program have used these tools.
Phew! If you made it this far, drop me a line with questions. I would love to hear from you and help you access resources from your San Francisco Arts Commission.
For More Information about the SF Arts Commission contact:
Anne Trickey, Market Manager San Francisco Arts Commission
The SF Etsy Leadership Team is looking for volunteers to help out at the Indie Holiday Emporium on November 25 and 26! This event is the largest 100% volunteer-organized indie craft fair in San Francisco. Volunteering is a great way to meet new artists, find out more about our team, and support small businesses.
There will be a raffle for all volunteers who work a shift. 2 lucky volunteers will win a $100 Etsy Gift Card to shop the show or use later online! You'll also receive the exclusive 2017 vendor tote, along with fun goodies.
SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium
Pier 35 - 1454 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94133
Dates and Hours:
Saturday 11/25 12:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 11/26 11:00am - 5:00pm
Volunteer Positions and Time Slots:
7:30a -11:30a > LOAD IN - 12 Volunteers
Help vendors as they arrive. Locate their booth location, help watch curbside cargo as they unload, help set up the SF Etsy table area, etc.
11:00a -3:00p > MORNING GREETERS - 2 Volunteers & PIN SELLERS - 2 Volunteers
2:30p-6:30p > AFTERNOON GREETERS - 2 Volunteers & PIN SELLERS - 2 Volunteers
Greet vendors and general passerbys that may have questions. Assist if there is a line. Answer any questions people have. Sell team pins for commission, and some proceeds will also go to fire victims.
11:00a-3:00p > MORNING VENDOR ASSIST - 5 Volunteers
2:30p-6:30p > AFTERNOON VENDOR ASSIST - 5 Volunteers
Walk the show, check-in with vendors to see if they need a short break, run the SF Etsy table (homebase), and answer any questions. Will most likely be 'Is this event free?' and 'Where's the bathroom?'" Also help at the GoGoCraft Station and the Coffee Cup Art Station.
10:00a -2:00p > MORNING GREETERS - 2 Volunteers & PIN SELLERS - 2 Volunteers
1:30p-5:30p > AFTERNOON GREETERS - 2 Volunteers & PIN SELLERS - 2 Volunteers
10:00a-2:00p > MORNING VENDOR ASSIST - 5 Volunteers
1:30p-5:30p > AFTERNOON VENDOR ASSIST - 5 Volunteers
Please email us if you are interested or have any questions. With your help this will be an amazing show!
Find more details on our Indie Holiday Emporium here
Meet the Makers!
Hey San Francisco! Let's have an end of the summer party at Arch Supplies in Potrero Hill featuring shopping from 50+ local Etsy sellers and delicious snacks in the heart of San Francisco.
Over 50 local Etsy sellers will be onsite showing off their work and helping you get a jump on your holiday shopping!
More details on our Facebook Event Page
See you there!
Here is a Sneak Peek of the 50+ Vendors Attending!
SF Etsy Workshops In July
Image Transfer onto Wood Workshop
"All of Biomorphics silver jewelry is made using recycled sterling silver reclaimed from the local Silicon Valley e-waste stream. Our wood jewelry is made with reclaimed scrap and/or trees killed by sudden oak death. All our packaging is made of upcycled and recycled paper"
- Jamie Greene
"I love to spin and knit and am committed to providing products that are produced in a way that protects the environment. Whenever possible, I buy yarns for my knitting that are made in the United States. My hand spun yarn is made from fleece purchased directly from American farmers or wool brokers. It is spun in a log cabin in the redwood forest.
I use professional acid dyes on my hand painted yarn. It is then dried in the sun and fresh air on my property. "
- Cynthia Martin
"A gourd starts as a little seed, growing on a vine in a community of other gourds. The vine dies and the gourd matures and leaves the vine. The lowly gourd, misshapen and covered with dirt and mold, miraculously transforms into something beautiful and useful."
- Cyndee Newick
Gourd Art By Cyndee
"MGG Studios believes that good design should go hand in hand with sustainability; to this end, Marja uses recycled and fair-mined metals as well as conflict-free or post-consumer diamonds whenever possible. She also prioritizes minimal impact studio practices and chooses packaging made from recycled (and recyclable) materials. "
- Marja Germans Gard
MGG Studio and Lemonade Handmade Jewelry
"Creating new things has always been a passion. Reusing anything in a new way gives it a second life and prevents one more thing from ending up in a landfill.
As for my art, it is simply a way of appreciating this amazing planet we live on and the diverse creatures living with us. I hope it inspires people to get out there and experience it."
"I have been an artist for decades, I painted and made jewelry from polymer clay, but it wasn't until about 9 years ago that I discovered "my" medium, metal clay. This new product called Precious Metal Clay is Eco Friendly and made from about 90% microscopic particles of recycled silver, an organic binder and water."
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