When: Sat., June 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., June 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2015
The Live Oak Park Fair, a large juried art and crafts fair, was held in North Berkeley at its titular location for 27 years. This year, it will be forfeiting the shade of the park for the waterfront scenery of the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond for the first time. The event, which will take place on June 20 and 21, is also changing its name to the KPFA Summer Arts Fair to reflect the fact that it will now be benefiting KPFA public radio through its ticket sales. Although Live Oak was a beautiful outdoor home for the fair, Craneway will allow the event to double its size from one hundred exhibitors to two hundred. It will also be easier to get to, with loads of free parking and a free shuttle running all weekend from BART to the Craneway. KPFA also presents an art fair at the Craneway in the winter, but fair producer Jan Etre said in a recent interview that the summer fair leans more toward fine art while the winter edition has a crafts and gifts focus. Collectible art, ceramics, furniture, housewares, handcrafted jewelry, and handmade quilts and baskets will be among the array of goods offered at the fair.