American Craft Council in San Francisco

New artists, alternative work, and a Green Craft component will be on display at The American Craft Council Show in San Francisco at Fort Mason Center, August 14-16, 2009. Celebrating its 34th year in the Bay Area, this much-anticipated event delivers the nation’s leading 250 artists and their latest designer jewelry, furniture, clothing, home decor and more to the public. Guests can indulge in wine tastings from top vineyards and be part of entertaining and informative demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Special Friday Night Event: Join the American Craft Council and director/author Faythe Levine for a special screening of her film “Handmade Nation,” documenting the rise of the handmade craft movement throughout the U.S. 8:30pm in The Golden Gate Room at Fort Mason. Faythe will be on hand for an introduction and post-film Q & A session. Admission: $12, OR $5 with proof of show admission (hand stamp). Doors open at 8:00pm; space is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. http://www.handmadenationmovie.com

Green Craft – Artists using found, recycled, eco-friendly materials and techniques will be highlighted. Shop for style and the environment!

AltCraft – This section features rising indie craft artists whose work illustrates the innovative techniques and materials of the burgeoning new handmade movement. The work of 16 artists, selected through a special jury process, will be presented in a unique loft space in the Fort Mason pier.

SAVE by purchasing tickets in advance: $2 off advance ticket purchase online. Click here to save!

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