Apply for Holiday Sale 2018 Sunday December 2, 11am-6pm


Deadline: Monday November 5

$125 for a 9’x9′ booth

Click here to apply.

What we look for in our application submissions:

  • Overall work is cohesive and consistent.
  • Works are artfully and professionally presented on-site and on-line.
  • Work is well-differentiated and unique from that of other artists/artisans participating in the Fair.
  • The average price of work ranges between $1-$250. We aim to create an affordable marketplace for handmade work.
  • Works are made by artist/artisan located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We have up to eleven booths available.

Booths can be shared. Each vendor needs to submit an application. You can either specify another vendor you’d like to share your booth with or you can opt for us to pair you up with vendor. We will curate booth pairings from our pool of accepted shared booth applicants.

Please note that vendors are responsible for supplying their own display items. SHARED has chairs available to vendors and a limited number of tables. Tables are reserved on a first-come-first-served basis.


Q: When and how will I know if I am accepted?

A: Applicants will be notified by email within two weeks of the application deadline whether or not you have been accepted into the Holiday Sale.

Q: If I am accepted, what is the cancellation policy?

A: For cancellations made three weeks prior to the Holiday Sale, we will refund half your fee. No refund will be given for cancellation made less than three weeks prior to the Holiday Sale.

Q: Do I need to collect sales tax?

A: Yes. You are responsible for registering your small business with the IRS and collecting sales tax for the items you’re selling. We recommend contacting the IRS and the California Department of Revenue for more info.

IRS: 1-800-829-4933 or // California DOR:

2018 Open Studios October 12-14

Join us for Open Studios: Meet some Artists and Buy some Art!

Opening Reception: Friday, October 12, 7-9pm
Exhibition: Saturday – Sunday, October 13-14, 11am-6pm


SF Open Studios, the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, is an annual, month-long art event in October and November that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. Last year, 2017, marked the 42nd Anniversary of SF Open Studios!  To create the best experience for everyone across the city, we have extended the event to five weekends and restructured the SF neighborhood map.  We invite you to explore our city and find amazing art at every turn. You’ll discover an authentic connection to your art community and artwork in myriad forms, from painting, photography, and printmaking to glass, metal sculpture, and more. The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialog and a glimpse into the life of the working artist; SF Open Studios simultaneously helps artists build their mailing list, gain new admirers, and ultimately sustain a living making art. The SF Open Studios event is FREE for visitors.

Sew Good: Tuesdays 6:30-9pm

IMG_4981_1Every Tuesday 6:30-9pm

$20 ($15/class for three or more classes)

$15 SHARED members

Stuck on a sewing project? Want to learn how to use your sewing machine?

Sew Good is an all-levels sewing class taught by award-winning fashion designer, Marilyn Yu. Come learn how to sew or improve your skills.

Email Marilyn to sign up:


  • Class size limited to four students.
  • 24-hour cancellation notice is required, or a $10 fee is levied.
  •  A confirmation email from Marilyn is a courtesy. The participant is responsible for keeping their reservation with or without a confirmation email.


Q: What do I bring to class?

A: Bring whatever you are working on and your sewing tools and equipment.


Q: What level is this class?

A: Sew Good is open to all levels. It is a self-directed class. I teach whatever you want to learn.


Q: I have never sewn before and want to learn how to use my sewing machine. What should I bring?

A: You should bring your sewing machine, a pair of fabric scissors, a pair of thread scissors, seam ripper, needle, thread, about half a yard of woven fabric, and something to fill fabric weights (at least 2 lbs of beans or rice are good). You will learn how to thread your machine, make a few different stitches, and sew some fabric weights and a pin cushion.


Q: I don’t have a sewing machine, but still want to learn how to use one. Do you have any to rent?

A: There’s a SHARED member who keeps his sewing machine (Singer) at SHARED and is willing to lend it to people for class for $5. You will need to bring your own needles, bobbins, and thread.


Q: What sewing machines do you recommend?

A: Older sewing machines are great (Flea markets, Craigslist, or eBay are good places to find used machines). They are better quality than new ones because they have more metal parts. This makes them a little heaver though.

Newer machines are lighter and easier to transport because they have lots of plastic parts. The parts may break more easily though. I would also recommend getting as simple a machine as possible. Many new machines have fancy electronics people don’t really need and are very expensive to fix when something breaks. You should spend $100-$200 on a new machine.


Q: I want to make something from a pattern. How do I buy a pattern?

A: Most fabric stores sell patterns. You will find a larger selection of patterns on-line though. Be sure to measure yourself (circumference of bust, waist, and hips). Each company does sizing differently, so you will need to figure out what size you are in their scale. 2) Look through the pattern books/catalog for a pattern that you like. Some will say how difficult they are. Pick one that is your skill-level. 3) The pattern will tell you how much fabric and what kind you will need. 4) Be sure to get the notions as well (i.e. zippers, buttons).