1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Preview - Friday, July 20th - 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, July 21st - 11am – 6pm
Sunday, July 22nd - 11am – 5pm
The 2018 SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists' publications. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public and will feature artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists' multiples. These works will be presented by over 100 independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts. Over the course of the weekend, the fair will be complemented by a diverse range of talks, discussions, book launches, on and off-site special projects, exhibitions and signings.
The mission of the fair is to foster the unique art publishing community of the Bay Area while providing a platform for national and international publishers to exhibit their work to a new audience.
Last year we welcomed 110 exhibitors and over 10,000 visitors. We aim to reach an even larger audience this year and create an event that continues to showcase some of the most interesting publishers and booksellers in the world.
The SF Art Book Fair will be held at Minnesota Street Project. The project’s landmark location, 1275 Minnesota Street, houses 10 galleries, a not-for-profit, temporary exhibitions spaces, media room, and a recently opened restaurant.
The San Francisco Art Book Fair is organized by:
Minnesota Street Project is in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district, Minnesota Street Project offers affordable and economically sustainable spaces for art galleries, artists and related nonprofits. Inhabiting three warehouses, the Project seeks to retain and strengthen San Francisco's contemporary art community in the short term, while developing an internationally recognized arts destination in the long term.
Colpa is the collaborative practice of Luca Antonucci and David Kasprzak. They work together as a publisher, designer, printer and curator. They publish art books, limited edition prints and art objects, often working with artists on unique projects.
Park Life is an independent retail store and art gallery established by Jamie Alexander and Derek Song based in San Francisco. Park Life features art and design products culled together from all over the world and includes books, editions, prints, design objects, paper goods, original art and apparel. Park Life specializes in limited edition artist collaborations, having worked with dozens of artist over the last 10 years to produce products ranging from books, zines and prints to tees, skate decks, and objects.
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SF Chronicle - More than 100 Exhibtiors Expected at weekend Art Book Fair
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SF Station - Bay Area Art Events Heating Up in July (SF Art Book Fair, Queer Comics Expo & More)
The (art) Scene Podcast
KQED - Irony, Social Commentary, and Political Dissonance in the Dogpatch
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