Third Annual Fair Trade Bazaar at the de Young

Tuareg jewelry
Tuareg jewelry. Photo:Christian Peacock
Erin Garcia
Assistant Director of Communications
tel: 415.750.8904 cell: 510.364.1304
Maureen Keefe
Director of Marketing and Communications
tel: 415.750.8903 cell: 415.246.3099

SAN FRANCISCO (July 10, 2013)—The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to present the third annual Fair Trade Bazaar at the de Young on Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3, 2013, hosted by the Museum Store.

About Fair Trade Bazaar at the de Young
Fair Trade Bazaar at the de Young was founded in 2010 by the Museum Store as a way for fair trade artisans and organizations to connect directly with the local San Francisco community over a two day event at the museum. In its third year, 17 fair trade vendors have been selected to present a wide range of community-produced goods from around the world. Unique items including jewelry, textiles, native handcrafts, and decorative accessories reflect the many cultures in the de Young’s permanent collection of art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Many of these items are produced by communities that derive their entire livelihood from fair trade practices.

The third annual Fair Trade Bazaar at the de Young takes place on Friday, August 2, 9:30 am–8:30 pm and Saturday, August 3, 9:30 am–4:30 pm. The event is held in the Piazzoni Murals Room at the de Young and admission is free to the public. Museum members receive a 10% discount on all purchases. Every purchase helps to support the artisans and the collections and exhibitions of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency, and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to and securing the rights of marginalized producers and workers. Fair trade organizations, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade.  —FINE Network

2013 Featured Traders:

  • Amano Fair Trade–Guatemalan jewelry and accessories
  • Craftspring–Central Asian crafts
  • Dsenyo–African bags and accessories
  • Encanto Jewels–Columbian jewelry
  • Firdose Ahmad Jan–Kashmiri Pashmina
  • Globally Minded–Mayan jewelry
  • Kala International–Indian textiles
  • Manos Zapotecas–Southern Mexican textiles and accessories
  • Mayan Hands–Mayan crafts
  • Ock Pop Tok–Laotian textiles
  • Oryjin–Laotian jewelry and scarves
  • Petel–African bags and accessories
  • Phaengmai Gallery–Laotian Textiles
  • Samantha Davimes–African Jewelry
  • Tuareg Jewelry–African jewelry
  • Wild Nature–African baskets
  • Zanmi Lakay–Haitian arts & crafts

Visiting the de Young Museum
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
deyoungmuseum.org
415-750-3600

Museum Hours
Tuesdays–Sundays 9:30 am–5:15 pm, last ticket 4:30 pm
Fridays (March 29–November 29) 9:30 am–8:45 pm, last ticket 8 pm
Closed Mondays

General Admission
$10 adults
$7 seniors (age 65 and over)
$6 youths (age 13‒17) and college students with ID
FREE members and children 12 and under
FREE general admission the first Tuesday of each month
Additional fees apply for special exhibitions

Tickets can be purchased on site and on the de Young’s website: deyoungmuseum.org. Tickets purchased online include a $1 handling charge.

Group ticket reservations available by emailing groupsales@famsf.org

About the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, comprising the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, is the largest public arts institution in San Francisco.

The de Young is housed in a copper-clad landmark building designed by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron. It showcases the institution’s significant collections of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the 17th to the 21st centuries; art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; a diverse collection of costumes and textiles; and international contemporary art.

The Legion of Honor’s Beaux-Arts style building designed by George Applegarth is located on a bluff overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Its collections span 4,000 years and include European paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts; ancient art from the Mediterranean basin; and the largest collection of works on paper in the American West.

Media Contacts
Erin Garcia egarcia@famsf.org
Arlo Crawford acrawford@famsf.org
Clara Hatcher chatcher@famsf.org