Arts and Crafts
Annual Student Art Holiday Garage Sale: Sale of student artwork just in time for the holidays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, free, 749-4542 (information). SF Art Institute (Graduate), 701 Chestnut (at Columbus), 771-7020.
"Art From the Heart": Annual holiday exhibit and art sale, special reception 2-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, through Jan. 31, free. The NIAD Art Center, 551 23rd St. (at Barrett), Richmond, 510-620-0290.
ArtFusion Holiday Show: 30 Bay Area jewelers, fashion designers, and photographers sell works of art for body and home, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, free. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez (at 23rd St.), 282-2317.
Associated Students Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair: Over 30 vendors of handcrafted goods, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, through Thursday, Dec. 5, free, 338-2444 (information). SFSU Campus/Cesar Chavez Student Center, 1600 Holloway (at 19th Ave.), 338-2580.
Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios: Self-guided tour of over 100 artists' and craftspeople's open studios, Saturdays and Sundays, free, 510-845-2612 (information), a map of locations can be downloaded from www.berkeleyartisans.com. Multiple Locations.
Berkeley Farmers' Market Holiday Crafts Fair: Local craftspeople sell handmade gifts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, free, 510-548-3333 (information). Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Way (at Center), Berkeley.
Celebration of Craftswomen: 24th anniversary of the Bay Area's largest holiday crafts show with live music, comedy, dance, and food, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, free-$7; $10 two-day pass, 383-3470 (information). Fort Mason, Festival Pavilion, Marina & Buchanan, 749-4588.
Creativity Explored Annual Holiday Art Sale: One-of-a-kind artwork by over 100 artists with disabilities for sale, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, free. Creativity Explored, 3245 16th St. (at Dolores), 863-2108.
Deco the Halls: Art deco/'60s sale featuring over 200 dealers and a vintage fashion show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, $6-$8, 650-599-3326 (information), www.artdecosale.com. Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St. (at Brannan), 896-1393.
German Holiday Market: A traditional fair featuring German handicrafts, live music, and food, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 24, free. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St. (at Dolores), 863-6371.
"Gifts of Glass": Exhibit of hand-blown glass for sale, Friday, Nov. 22, through Wednesday, Dec. 25. Rogue Art Space, 4360 19th St. (at Eureka), 863-4940.
Gingerbread Architecture Extravaganza: Learn to make and decorate gingerbread houses using various treats, 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., & 2 p.m. except for Tuesday, Dec. 24 (11 a.m. & noon only), Fridays and Saturdays, Monday, Dec. 23, Tuesday, Dec. 24, $12 per gingerbread house, not including museum admission which is free-$7, advance registration required. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds (at Murray), Sausalito, 487-4398.
Greens & Gifts: Stock up on seasonal decorations and gifts for garden lovers at this holiday marketplace, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, free. Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Ninth Ave. & Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, 661-1316.
Hi-Glam Pachanga & Art Sale: Holiday party with live auction and silent auction, open bar, music, and food, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, $15-$35. Galería de la Raza, 2857 24th St. (at Bryant), 826-8009.
"Holiday": Exhibition of fine arts and crafts by studio artists with disabilities, Friday, Dec. 6, through Friday, Jan. 10, free; Reception & Sale, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Creative Growth Art Center Gallery, 355 24th St. (at Broadway), Oakland, 510-836-2340, ext. 15.
Holiday Art Fair: Original, handmade artwork created by students for sale , 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, free, 510-594-3666 (information). California College of Arts and Crafts/Oakland, 5212 Broadway (at College), Oliver Art Center, Oakland, 510-594-3650.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair: More than 70 booths of unique hand-made holiday items for sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 24, free, 650-991-8012 (information). Pacelli Event Center, 145 Lake Merced, Daly City.
Holiday Gift-Making Classes: Kids and adults learn how to make their own holiday gifts, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, $6-$10 for weekday classes; $3 for Saturday drop-in workshops, 554-9600 (registration). Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way (at Roosevelt), 554-9600.
Holiday Gifts From the Garden: Make wreaths, works on paper, and herbal body care products from natural, sustainable materials, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, $15, 561-7752 (information), registration required. Crissy Field Center, 603 Mason (at Halleck), 561-6790 or 561-7752.
Holiday Party and Gift Fair: Support local small businesses at this annual gift sale, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, free. Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, 275 Fifth St. (at Folsom), 541-8580.
Holiday Wreath Workshop: Make your own wreaths using colorful greens and conifer foliage from the Gardens' own collections, noon-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, $55, 661-1316 ext. 354 (registration), pre-registration required; bring your own tools and decorations. Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Ninth Ave. & Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, 661-1316.
KPFA Community Crafts Fair: Annual event emphasizing environmentally responsible art and recycled materials featuring world music, writers, and natural foods, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, free-$7, 510-848-6767 ext. 609 (information). Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St. (at Brannan), 896-1393.