About The Fair

About the Alameda Summer Art Fair & Maker Market

Purpose:

The Alameda Art Fair and Maker Market serves to bring Alameda and Bay Area artists together with the greater community. We create a very inexpensive way for local artists to expose their work to adults and children in Alameda. Artists are encouraged to create artwork during the fair, so the attendees can see artists in action. This helps support a vibrant and creative community.

Who we are:

The Alameda Summer Art Fair is organized by the Alameda Artists Group , Studio 23 and the Island Alliance of the Arts in coordination with the Downtown Alameda Business Association and our sponsors

Alameda Artists

The Alameda artists group is an organization composed of over 1200 local artists and run by local artists. We host monthly events including the 2nd Friday Alameda Art Walk, monthly figure drawing classes, and periodic sketch, drawing and painting meetups. We also offer workshops and special classes. All of our classes and events are open to the public and all are welcome.

 

Studio 23 Gallery

Studio 23 is a community gallery space that opens once a month to the public. We have regular group shows that feature local Alameda and Bay Area artists. We also hold classes and workshops and special events. We help bring emerging artists into the public view, and connect the public with the local artists community.

Island Alliance of The Arts

IAA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that has been based in Alameda since 1982. The organization serves to help promote and foster the arts across the entire island of Alameda. IAA sponsors the annual Cross Currents show and will be presenting the IAA Live stage for the Summer Art Fair. Find out more about IAA here.

Summary

2018 marks the 4th year for the Summer Art Fair. The first three years both had approximately 500-600 attendees, and about 50 participating local artists and musicians. We are currently supported by FLAX art supplies, who is our primary sponsor. We are seeking to expand our support so we can increase our promotion and bring more visitors to this great free event.

This event is promoted heavily in Alameda and the surrounding areas of Berkeley and Oakland. We run an extensive print campaign that distributes thousands of printed event invites to over 100 locations. We also distribute several hundred small posters and about 100 jumbo posters. We also have a very extensive online promotion program. Our Facebook event get’s thousands of invites, tens of thousands of views and several hundred RSVPs.

For more information contact:

Wes and Jess

Wesley E. Warren and Jessica L Warren

 

Studio 23 Gallery

2309 B Encinal Ave.

Alameda CA 94501

 

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