2019 California State Fair

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CA State Fair Crafts


California takes “Do It Yourself” to a whole new level! The California State Fair’s 2019 Craft Exhibit highlights the best of California’s handmade items. Come view an array of beautiful handmade creations including intricate porcelain painting, handmade dolls, clothes, jewelry, and beautiful array of quilts. This year’s special contests include a Crafting a Brighter Future contest where all items entered will be donated to either Project Linus or Newborns in Need, and a Hope is in the Stars contest which asks artists to use the star which symbolizes a sense of hope and a light shining through the darkness to channel their fears and anxieties and turn them into beauty and hope.
This year’s guidebooks are split between Handcrafts and Needle and Fiber Arts. The Handcrafts competition now has a juried acceptance which requires a photo upload to your entries. Check the guidebook for full instructions on how to enter. The Needle and Fiber Arts guide will contain all of your needle art competitions, the quilting competition, and the special contests. Needle and Fiber Arts now requires a photo upload; however, the photograph has no bearing on if your item is accepted. All items entered in the Fiber Arts divisions will be accepted for judging.

2019 Competition Resources:

2019 California Crafts: Fiber Crafts Guide
2019 California Crafts: Handcrafts Guide
Entry Open Mar. 4 – May 7, 2019
Shipping & Hand delivery due May 18, 2019
Non-selected Entry Pick up Jun. 1, 2019
2019 California State Fair Competition Programs Shipping Form
Step by Step Online Instructions How to Enter
Click Here to Enter

California Crafts Docent Brochure
California Crafts Docent Schedule Form

California Crafts Results Archive
2018 CA Crafts Competition Results

For more information, contact

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2018 World Tree of Hope

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Peace Crane

This December, thousands of origami cranes inscribed with wishes for the future of the world will decorate the 13th annual Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, CA.

Wishes from world leaders to school children, from San Francisco to Sir Lanka, make the RWF World Tree of Hope a powerful expression of people coming together to create a better world.

Be part of this unique symbol of global unity! Send us your wish, we'll turn it into an origami crane and put it on the RWF World Tree of Hope.

Get More Information and Come to The RWF World Tree of Hope Celebration on Monday, Dec. 3 at Grace Cathedral

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Enter Our Halloween Instagram Contest

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Post a picture in front of our store on Instagram with the hashtag #papertreesf to be entered to win a $20 Paper Tree gift card.

One entry per person, no purchase necessary.

Contest ends October 31st at Midnight PST.



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Origami-Palooza & The Great Paper Airplane Contest 2018 0

Learn from origami experts to create amazing things with paper. More than a dozen teachers and activities for folders of all levels.

MAKE A WISH, FOLD A CRANE. Join members of Rainbow World Fund as they gather wishes and cranes for the World Tree of Hope. Named one of the most ‘Beautiful Trees in the World’ by American Express Travel, this famous tree appears during the holidays in San Francisco’s City Hall.

ORIGAMI IN COMMERCIALS. Origami pro Linda Mihara takes you behind the scenes of some amazing commercials featuring Origami.

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Marin Fair 2018 0

Events and Attractions

Come see world class Origami at the "Fold For Fun, Fun For All" exhibit at our new location in the Exhibit Hall.  Curated by our own Linda Mihara, Awesome !!

(All free with gate admission) - Visit the Marin Fair Website for details
  • 28 Free Carnival Rides featuring 10-story Giant Ferris Wheel and Solar Carousel from Butler Amusements.
  • Fireworks over the lagoon nightly at 9:30 pm.
  • 48th Annual International Short Film and Video Festival in the 300-seat Showcase Theatre at 5 & 7 pm daily.
  • Attractions for the entire family: Something Ridiculous comedy juggling duo, Marin Galactic Outpost and the appearance of all your favorite Star Wars characters, Balloonacy, the Stilt Circus, and Rawhide Express Train.

  • Over 12,000 Exhibits including Fine Arts and Crafts, Art Chairs, Cartoons, Photography, Bonsai, Home Arts, Baked Goods, Junior Arts, Gardens and Flowers.
  • Barnyard features farm animals, Great American Pig Races & Petting Zoo, Fur & Feathers Tent, Vaulting, Junior Dairy Cattle Show, Sheep Dog Trials, Junior Dairy Goats and Classic Beef Show, Market Swine Show and Pygmy Goats.
  • Three Twins Solar Stage features popular contests: Hip Hop and Break Dance, Dancing Stars, Singing Stars and “Star Search” Performing Arts Competitions.
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Japan Week 2018 0

Genryu Arts and Japan Week/SF in collaboration with the Japan Center East and West Malls is pleased to announce the 2018 Japan Week Festival to take place June 25 through July 2.  Under the Artistic Direction of resident artist Melody Takata, Japan Week/SF is a Japantown-based cultural festival featuring performances and workshops/demonstrations promoting the unique contribution of Japanese cultural arts. The Festival opens with workshops by shamisen masters Tatsu Aoki (Toyoaki) and Chizuru Kineya (Nagauta), followed by a workshop by Nihon Buyo (Classical Dance) grandmaster Yoshinojo Fujima, the world premiere of Melody Takata's interdisciplinary theater performance Boxes, culminating in Japan Dayactivities in the historic Japantown Peace Plaza and Japan Center East Mall.

Japan Week/SF is made possible through the generous support of Grants For The Arts, California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission, and Generous Individuals.

Featured events:
SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018
@ Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco Japantown
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