SMALL WORKS // July 19-21, 2019
The Midway, 900 Marin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
A "tabletop" style art fair in a large creative complex, stARTup Small Works exhibits select contemporary artists showing small-scale works in all mediums. With 6,000 square feet of original art in an industrial warehouse setting, we attract a unique collector market seeking original works suitable for display in almost any spot in your home or office. Find ceramics, prints, sculpture, books, assemblage, and so much more for a unique and immersive weekend.
Equal parts creative laboratory and performance space, The Midway is a sprawling 40,000 square-foot venue for the public to engage with a variety of exhibitions, workshops, performances and special events. Home to performance venues, art galleries, an emerging technologies workshop, an exhibition kitchen and cafe, and a nine studio artist in residency program, The Midway is a new space for San Francisco's most celebrated creative outlets to collide.
Happy Hour Preview:
Friday, July 19, 6–9pm
Music, performances, installations, food and drink
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Saturday, July 20: 11am–6pm
Sunday, July 21: 11am–5pm
$15 Friday Happy Hour Preview
Children under 12 admitted free
Two Fairs in One!
Running concurrently with stARTup Small Works is the SF Art Book Fair, an annual festival of artists' publications featuring artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists' multiples. The SF Art Book Fair is held at nearby Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street in the Dogpatch District.
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.
Non-Profit Partner: Larkin Street Youth Services
Larkin Street Youth Services is San Francisco’s largest nonprofit provider for young people experiencing homelessness. Founded in 1984, they've helped over 75,000 young adults in San Francisco by providing a continuum of healthcare, housing, employment, and education services, including art.
Larkin Street will premiere a special new art project by the students in their art program. Larkin Street’s Art program offers daily drop-in studio time, art classes, workshops and longer term career tracks. They host individual and group classes, and workshops in visual arts (illustration, painting, animation, media and graphic arts), performing arts, community engaged art practice, music (guitar, piano, percussion, vocal arts), music production (recording & editing), sewing and design. Career tracks include Performing Arts, Music Production, and Visual Arts & Design.