Small works

September 28-30, 2018

1599 Tennessee Street, San Francisco

Application Deadline: August 5, 2018


stARTup Small Works is the latest edition of stARTup: a "tabletop" style art fair in an industrial warehouse setting for select contemporary artists to show small-scale works in all mediums. "Small-scale artwork" means any art than can be displayed on a 30" deep x 72" long tabletop and the wall behind it.  With 2,500 square feet of original art in a relaxed and friendly space, Small Works offers an excellent opportunity for artists to experience stARTup Art Fair in a smaller, more approachable framework that taps into a unique collector market. See below more detailed space and pricing information.

Since its inception, stARTup Art Fair has enjoyed a steady attendance growth of 20%, which includes multicultural professionals, techies, collectors, and art and design enthusiasts working in the top industries in our region and running their own businesses. They are engaged on social media and love finding unique events for themselves and their families.

Our unwavering mission to support creative and professional success for independent artists makes stARTup the converging point where artists, art world professionals and art lovers can all connect to foster new relationships and rewarding opportunities.


1599 Tennessee Street

Dogpatch Distict, San Francisco

Dogpatch is a vibrant, growing neighborhood nestled between Potrero Hill and the Bay. Formerly a shipbuilding hub dating back to the 1800s, this dockside area retains an industrial vibe with large warehouses, many of which have been updated into residential lofts, art galleries and trendy shops. Third Street offers a mix of restaurants, brunch cafes, brew pubs and wine bars, plus the Museum of Craft and Design.

Fair Hours

Opening Night Preview: Friday, September 28, 6–9pm
Saturday, September 29, 11am–6pm
Sunday, September 30, 11am–5pm


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Exhibitor Fees

All tables are 30" wide by 72" long

  • $500: Single table, no wall space

  • $800: Single Table with Wall, access to 60" wide x 90" high wall space behind table
  • $1000: Two Adjoining Tables, no wall space
  • $1600: Two Adjoining Tables with Walls, access to wall space, 130" wide x 90" high
  • $1500: End Cap, (3 adjoining tables in a U shape)

What Artists are Saying About Us

stARTup was an amazing opportunity of non stop interactions with buyers. I had a complete original series sell out and plenty of great conversations with future collectors of my works. I look forward to participating next time!  - Dani Arrecis

I thought this fair was a great way for a new graduate to meet a wide variety of art lovers, curators and gallerists in a relaxed and comfortable environment. It was extremely well organized. I highly recommend this fair to new and upcoming artists as well as mid-career artists. - Gail Cooper

I deeply appreciate the in-depth conversations stARTup facilitates. Exhibiting in such a personal, unconventional venue allows both the artist and the visitor time and space to experience the work and create deeper meaning and connection.  - Myra Eastman

stARTup fair beat my expectations! The whole team behind stARTup couldn’t be more dedicated to promoting emerging artists. A great experience that introduced me to many gallerists, curators, and collectors.  - Eric Saint George