The next San Francisco West Coast Craft takes place June 8 & 9, 2019, from 10am to 6pm, in the Festival Pavilion at the historic Fort Mason Center on the city’s waterfront.
Applications are now closed for the SF Summer ‘19 show.
SF Winter ‘19 will be on November 23 & 24. Applications for this show will open on June 25, 2019.
Festival Pavilionat Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
The West Coast Craft Scholarship Program awards four booths to emerging designers and artists who have never shown at a major craft and design show. As part of our ongoing efforts to make WCC increasingly diverse and inclusive, two of those four spots are reserved for people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Past scholarship winners include Pantehart, Gentle Thrills, Soft Century, Roberta Klug, Julian Watts, Rami Kim, Aliya Wanek, and Everett Noel.
What are the booth sizes and costs?
10’x10’ full booths are $825.
6’x10’ half booths are $550.
Outside food vendor booths are $550.
Shared full booths are $475 per vendor.
Shared half booths are $350 per vendor.
Please note, applications will not be juried
without a paid booth fee.
Is there an application fee?
There is a $25 non-refundable application fee included in the cost of your booth. Should you not be accepted to show at WCC, your booth fee, minus the $25 application fee, will be refunded to you within 30 days.
How soon after I apply will I know if I have been accepted or not?
You will hear about the status of your application within 30 days of paying your booth fee.
I showed at the last WCC. Do I need to reapply?
Returning vendors must reapply. In order to keep WCC diverse and a source of new and exciting designers and craftspeople, it seeks to maintain a balance between veteran vendors and new vendors looking to join WCC.
Can I share a booth?
Yes, you may share your booth with one other vendor. Both applicants must apply at the same time in order for either application to be considered. The two applications are juried as a whole, and the results of the jurying will be the same for both vendors.
What does the booth fee cover?
Each booth is piped and draped, and comes with a sign with your business name and booth number. Fast and dependable WiFi is also included. Tables, chairs, linens, and electricity can be rented for an additional fee.
Do I need to have a website for my work?
Yes, applicants are required to have a website that accurately reflects the work they intend to show at West Coast Craft.
What does the jury look for in applications?
The jury considers many things when discussing applications: technique, skill level, use of material, branding, website design, and price point. WCC looks for ethical practices in every stage of the design and production of all work. WCC seeks work that blurs the line between fine art and craft, traditional and modern, and reflects larger trends while exploring new ideas.
Do I have to live on the West Coast to apply?
No! West Coast Craft accepts vendors whose work exemplifies the ethos of the West Coast regardless of where they are from.
What is the WCC Scholarship program?
The West Coast Craft Scholarship Program awards four booths to emerging designers and artists who have never shown at a major craft and design show, with two of the booths reserved for applicants of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.
The requirements for applying for a WCC scholarship booth are that you have never taken part in a major craft or design show with 50 or more vendors before, along with two or three sentences describing why you and your work should be selected. You can only apply for a regular booth or a scholarship booth, but not both. If you apply for both, neither application will be considered.
Two of the four scholarship booths are reserved for applicants of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. If you wish to apply for one of these two spots, please indicate so in the "Notes" section of your application.
Applicants are only responsible for the non-refundable $25 application fee, and should you be accepted, for any additional rental charges (e.g., tables, linens, chairs, and electrical).