FUNDRAISING EDITIONS FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER
We at SFABF support the current protests against systemic racism and police brutality. Change is long overdue. We also recognize that we can do more to support black voices in the publishing community. This is something we pledge to do moving forward, as an organization, as we work towards the 2021 SFABF.
In the immediate, we have decided to donate 100% of the proceeds of our Fundraising Editions to the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
Thanks to Sadie Barnette, Alicia McCarthy, Will Rogan, KOAK, Chris Johanson and Lonnie Holley for the generous donation of their artwork.
We ask that you consider purchasing our fundraising editions or donate directly at blacklivesmatter.com.
It’s time to end state-sanctioned violence, liberate black people, and end white supremacy forever.
2020 SFABF UPDATE
We have decided to cancel the 2020 SF Art Book Fair. We want to thank you for being so patient with us during this difficult process.
Making this decision was not easy. We did everything we could think of to keep the fair on track despite the pandemic—first in July, then by rescheduling it for the end of October.
But it’s clear to us at this point that it would be irresponsible to move forward with such a large gathering this year. We feel that the health restrictions imposed by local government, for good reason, would hinder our ability to have the kind of fair that would be safe for the audience, profitable for the exhibitors, and representative of the community we've grown over the past five years.
We have always tried to foster a sense of community at the SFABF by bringing in international vendors, showcasing local publishers, and highlighting the rich history of the Bay Area. It is clear that won't be possible this year but as we focus our efforts on 2021, we will work on other ways to support artists and publishers.
The SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists' publications. The event is FREE and OPEN to the public and features artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists' multiples. These works are presented by over 100 independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts. Over the weekend, the fair hosts 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 115 exhibitors and over 12,000 visitors. Next year, we aim to create an event that continues to showcase some of the most interesting publishers and booksellers in the world.
The SF Art Book Fair is 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 restaurant.
The SF Art Book Fair is fiscally sponsored by Intersection for the Arts. Donations to the SF Art Book Fair help keep the fair free and open to the public. To make a tax-deductible donation click here.
The SF Art Book Fair is brought to you by Park Life, Colpa and Minnesota Street Project.
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