About The Craneway Craft Fair
The 48th Annual Craneway Craft Fair – formerly known as the KPFA Crafts Fair – is a Bay Area cultural treasure. The Fair takes place December 22 & 23 from 10am-5pm both days in the gorgeous Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA and benefits Berkeley’s KPFA 94.1 public radio – speaking truth to power daily!
The Fair showcases 200 juried and diverse exhibitors, including both master artisans and emerging newcomers. Their original art and crafts fill the pavilion along with fair trade and non-profit vendors, live entertainment, and food catered by the local company GDC Kitchen – a minority, woman, and veteran-owned catering business.
The Craneway Craft Fair provides an opportunity for the Bay Area community to support, enjoy, and be nourished by local artisans in much the same way it interacts with KPFA.
For 48 years The Craneway Craft Fair has helped sustain listener-funded KPFA radio. Founded in 1949 by Lewis Hill, a pacifist, poet, and journalist, KPFA was the first community supported radio station in the USA. KPFA currently airs public news, public affairs, talk, and music programming and is well-known for its progressive views. KPFA broadcasts live from the Craneway Pavilion from 10am-noon both days of the fair, with program hosts conducting interviews with the artists, musicians, fair trade and non-profit vendors.