Photo Feature: Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco: July 27-28

by Admin on 07/28/2013

Renegade Craft Fair, the traveling marketplace for the alternative community since its 2003 debut in Chicago featured over 250 emerging and established artisans in contemporary craft and design at Francisco’s Fort Mason Festival Pavilion July 27  for a 2-day-only arts and crafts vending event. Renegade has been setting up their festival in San Francisco twice yearly– Summer and Winter– since 2008, its second-oldest location for the festival after Brooklyn. Each iteration of these Renegade Craft Festivals:  Chicago, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Austin, and now internationally in London, is juried from hundreds of applications by its Chicago-based staff and organized to highlight an assortment of fashion and jewelry designs, ceramics and housewares, artisanal food and drink, contemporary furniture and lighting, bath and body products, screen-printed art, and paper goods by both experienced and emergent designers producing one-of-a-kind and limited edition goods in a wide variety of media. Widely regarded as a pioneer in the booming DIY/Craft movement since its inception in 2003, Renegade Craft events attract tens of thousands of people per fair and over 250,000 visitors annually. They aim to feature more accessibly-priced goods, and attract a younger demographic interested in more contemporary designs. Now in its 11th year, Renegade Craft is widely regarded as a major event for discovering new talent, and fostering independent craft as a viable business.