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September 10, 2014

Get Crafty in the Dogpatch at the Museum of Craft and Design

Explore the active role craft and design plays in our everyday lives at this fun and creative museum. First opened in 2004, the Museum of Craft and Design hosts original and traveling exhibits from both established and emerging artists. Past exhibitions have included contemporary studio furniture from Tanzania, wine label design and toys created by well-known artists.

The Museum of Craft and Design also features unique hands-on programs for artists of all ages. Once a month they host the Etsy Meet & Make and for $10 a person, you can enjoy two free local beers, entrance to the museum and a cool craft project like learning how to make herbal infusions, screen printing, or creating your own super hero emblem. Kids can explore their creativity with the MakeArt Lab. These workshops focus on learning artistic techniques and have included fun projects such as sock muppets, wild cardboard masks and laminated collage bookmarks. If you’d like a craft to take home, visit their charming gift shop full of unique items created by local artisans.

With their recently opened space in the vibrant and trendy Dogpatch, the Museum of Craft and Design sits in the heart of San Francisco’s indie culture. After a visit to this humble museum space, enjoy handcrafted ice cream from Mr. And Mrs. Miscellaneous, coffee from Piccino Coffee Bar, lunch at Serpentine or design your own custom bag at Rickshaw Bags.

Also, check out the museum’s calendar of events for pop-up exhibits throughout the city.

The Museum of Craft and Design is located at 2569 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107.

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