June 28th: Applications open and rolling!
September 28th: Applications close
The 49th annual KPFA Radio Holiday Benefit -- the Craneway Craft Fair -- held December 21 & 22, is independently produced by the Fellowship of Craft as a fundraiser for KPFA.
The Fair takes place at the Craneway Pavilion on the waterfront in the Marina District in Richmond, CA.
Parking is free and plentiful. A free shuttle will run from the Richmond BART Station.
The fair layout has almost 200 booth spaces in two sizes, 10’x10’ or 10’x 6’, as well as a handful of smaller table spaces.
100’s: 10’x10’, 200’s: 10’x10’, 300’s: 10’x 6’
400’s: 10’x10’, 500’s: 10’x 6’, 600’s: 10’x10’
700’s: 10’x 6’
Table Spaces are all located along the back wall
Criteria for exhibitors:
Art and craftwork in any media is eligible.
Exhibitors must display only their original handmade fine art and craftwork.
Exhibitors must not only be the designers/creators of the work displayed, but must also have their hands in the production of the work.
All of the work must have been made in the United States. (Unless applying as Fair Trade)
It is unacceptable to display for sale imports, audio or video media, or work produced from kits or commercial molds (work from original molds is acceptable).
If you wish to share a booth with another exhibitor, each must submit an application. Each application is judged on its own merit, therefore each must be accepted. Please indicate on your application with whom you would like to share a booth space.
sellers permit and sales tax:
All exhibitors - except those in the category of Food Products, which are exempt - must have a current and valid California Resale Number, permanent or temporary. Visit https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/ for more information.
Sales tax in Richmond is 9.25%.
about the craneway pavilion:
1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA 94804.
The Craneways natural light is stunning. It has received numerous awards for its architecture. Its location on the waterfront and 180 degree views of the San Francisco Bay are breathtaking.
500 watts of electricity, fast and dependable wifi, and any chairs you wish to use are included in your booth fee.
Exhibitors are responsible for their displays. It is advised to have at least a back wall in your booth for your display to have visual clarity. Tables, linens, as well as pipe & drape, are available to rent.
You may use the metal frame of a pop up tent, but you may not use ANY of the coverings -- sidewalls or canopy cover -- per fire regulations.
Depending on weather conditions, we may open the side doors to ventilate the building. Please plan accordingly.
The building has a cement floor. You may wish to bring your own flooring such as carpeting or rent it from the decorator.
Secure parking for trailers and campers is available for the weekend in the north lot. The vehicles must be registered with us to be parked overnight there. The fee to overnight in your car/van/rv is $75.
Changes to the application process
We’ve made some updates to the application process, so please take a moment to review the changes before starting your application.
Body product and artisan food makers -- you are no longer required to mail samples. Simply go through the application process as usual!
For those whose work spans multiple mediums, we no longer require you to submit separate applications. In the application, please select “multiple mediums” if this applies to you. Be sure that all types of work you intend to sell at the fair are represented in the photos you submit.
Our application process will be rolling this year. That means that applicants will be notified of their acceptance status 30 days after applying. We hope this allows you to more easily plan your holiday craft fair season. We encourage you to apply early, as we do receive more applications that we have space for.
Exhibitor contracts are now included in the application, and we will be collecting booth fees up front. We understand that paying up front might be a barrier to some exhibitors, so we are offering two payment options. After completing your online application you will be prompted to complete your submission by either paying with credit card through our secure online checkout, or by mailing payment in the form of a check to our office.
Alternate payment instructions:
If paying by credit card online, your booth fee will be held until you are notified of your acceptance status. If you are not accepted, your fee will be refunded minus the $25 non refundable jury fee. All applicants will be notified in 30 days.
If paying by check, please send two separate checks -- one in the amount of $25 for the non-refundable jury fee (non-profits exempt). Your second check should be made out for the amount of your booth fee (see below). This second check will not be deposited until you are notified of your acceptance status.
Checks must be made out to The Fellowship of Craft, and mailed to the Fellowship of Craft, 850 42nd Ave, #2J, Oakland, CA, 94601. Remember, your application is not complete until we have received payment.
Please note, if paying online with credit card your jury fee is already included. The numbers below DO NOT have the jury fee included, as that must be paid by a separate check.
Booth fees if paying by check
10 x 6 inline: $525, 10 x 6 corner: $600
10 x 10 inline: $725, 10 x 10 corner: $800
Shared booths (costs are per exhibitor):
10 x 6 inline share: $295, 10 x 6 corner share: $325
10 x 10 inline share: $395, 10 x 10 corner share: $425
12 x 3: $350, 6 x 3: $200
10 x 6: $250 — No application fee required for non-profits
High quality photography of your work is crucial for your visual presentation to make a favorable impression. A weak photographic presentation may make the difference between acceptance and non-acceptance of your application.
Each application must include 5 images, no more and no less, of current work you wish to exhibit at the Fair.
Images must be of work not more than 3 years old, and must reflect the work you intend to exhibit.