The Holiday Artisan Fair at the de Young offers a unique variety of gifts for everyone on your list. Now in its eighth year, the season’s best shopping event features 17 of the Bay Area’s top artisans displaying their unique wares. An extensive variety of jewelry, textiles and home accessories makes this the perfect opportunity to buy local and meet the artisans in the wonderful setting of the de Young.
Jewelry makers, like Mill Valley based contemporary artisan Stacy King, founder of Lulu Designs, take inspiration from the natural environment of the Bay Area. King’s esthetic is simple yet elegant, balancing color and shape and mixing metals and stones with her signature style – organic, sophisticated and beautiful. All the necklaces, rings, bracelets and cuffs are designed and handcrafted to let the life and power of each stone and metal shine through.
Other memorable works will include textiles by Samantha Cisneros. Through her San Francisco based homegrown company Shapes & Colors Textiles, Cisneros creates and sells modern home decor and accessories. From screen printing and block printing, all her work is handmade using the highest quality organic textiles and water-based inks. Most of the textiles are printed on an organic cotton & hemp fabric – a blend that's eco-friendy, durable and soft.
For the fashionable book-lover in your life, The Holiday Artisan Fair offers unique jewelry “with a story” from Oakland based artisans Laura and Julien Shields from Yes & Yes Designs. Their stylish jewelry is made from unwanted, falling apart or outdated books. Each piece is laser cut and assembled with care by in Oakland, California. Using books as a material creates products that are exciting and unexpected. Delicate embossing, fabric weaves and fragments of colorful patterns make each piece unique. Vintage imagery and bold, simple shapes define their style.
In addition to more jewelry from Natasha Grasso, Eric Silva and Krista Sheldon, there will also be a variety of home accessories and textiles from some of the top Bay Area designers, makers and artisans.
The Holiday Artisan Fair will be held in the Piazzoni Murals Room at the de Young on Friday, November 21, from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm, and Saturday the 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public, and museum members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.
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