About The Craneway Craft Fair
December 15 & 16, 2018 10am - 5pm
The 48th Annual Craneway Craft Fair – formerly known as the KPFA Crafts Fair – is a Bay Area cultural treasure. The Fair takes place in the gorgeous Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA the third weekend in December, 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 by a roster of Bay Area musicians, and food catered by the local company GDC Kitchen – a minority, woman, and veteran-owned catering business.
The Craneway Crafts 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. Neither the Fair exhibitors nor KPFA receive corporate support, therefore both enjoy the freedom and creativity that independence allows.
For 48 years The Craneway Crafts 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 9-noon both days of the fair, with program hosts conducting interviews with the artists, musicians, fair trade and non-profit vendors.