Monthly Artisan & Craftsman Marketplace Launches with First Pop-Up on September 10, 2017

The Cannery Courtyard is home to San Francisco’s newest pop-up market.  Launching this Sunday, September 10, the Artisan & Craftsman Marketplace will take place on the second Sunday of every month from 11a.m. - 5 p.m.

The event series is a product of the partnership between the co-owners of the courtyard space, Academy of Art University and Argonaut Hotel, and the Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District (FWCBD). The FWCBD produces many events in the neighborhood, including: Crab Fest, MerryTime at the Wharf, and the annual Wharf Fest Chowder Competition and Street Fair, now in its fifth year. Both the co-owners of the Cannery Courtyard have wanted to activate the space so, the FWCBD conceptualized the idea of the marketplace.

Over 20 curated artists, craftsmen, and makers from Etsy, SFMade, and the San Francisco Arts Commission will set up shop in the historic Cannery Courtyard at the Wharf. Patrons will browse through the unique locally-made selection of art, ceramics, jewelry, accessories, home décor, and bath and beauty products. Everything in the market is made by San Francisco or Bay Area residents, and there is no cost for the vendors to participate.  “The vision for this market,” said Troy Campbell, Executive Director of the FWCBD, “is to create an ongoing place for artists and craftsmen to promote and sell their goods, while not making it cost prohibitive. This way everyone has the potential to participate.”

Each month features and new live music act. At Sunday’s kickoff marketplace, a San Diego-based singer/songwriter, Heather Nation, will be performing. Attendees will also be able to wander through the Academy of Art student galleries in the courtyard and enjoy a meal at one of the courtyard restaurants. The Cannery Courtyard is home to Blue Mermaid, recipient of the Best Chowder at the Wharf award, Jack’s Cannery Bar, Flying Ninja Sushi, Las Margaritas – Restaurant & Bar, and Norm’s Ice Cream. Other nearby eateries include The Buena Vista, In-N-Out Burger, and Cioppino’s.

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The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District (, a nonprofit organization, was founded in November of 2005 by the business and property owners of the San Francisco neighborhood. The district is funded through an annual assessment for 15 years from the property owners. The purpose of the Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District is to preserve and enhance its vast San Francisco waterfront landscape and multi-cultural heritage, while integrating modern efficiencies to enrich the experience of visitors from both near and far.


The award-winning Argonaut hotel, a AAA-4-Diamond property, is conveniently located in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf, in the historic Haslett Warehouse in the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park.  As the closest hotel to the water in San Francisco, the boutique property features 252 guest rooms including 13 suites, and offers unrivaled views of the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. One block from Ghirardelli Square and within short walking distance to many of San Francisco’s most famous attractions, the Argonaut is an ideal destination for business and leisure travelers and offers access to unique event spaces in the area, including the Cannery Courtyard and adjoining Maritime ballroom – the largest ballroom on Fisherman’s Wharf. For more information or to make reservations, please call (415) 563-0800 or visit the website at

Academy of Art University is the largest accredited private art and design university in the nation. Founded in 1929, the school offers accredited AA, BA, BFA, BS, B.Arch, MA, MFA, and M.Arch degree programs in more than 30 areas of study, as well as continuing art education, pre-college art experience programs, professional development, certificates, and teacher grants. Classes are available in Acting, Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Art Education, Art History, Art Teaching Credential, Automotive Restoration, Costume Design, Drone Production, Fashion, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Product Development, Fashion Styling, Fashion Visual Merchandising, Fine Art, Game Development, Game Programming, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design (Transportation, Toy, & Product Design), Interior Architecture & Design, Jewelry & Metal Arts, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures & Television, Multimedia Communications, Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media, Photography, Social Media, Studio Production for Advertising & Design, Virtual Reality, Visual Development, Web Design & New Media, Web Development, and Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media. Students can also enroll in flexible online degree programs in most areas of study.

Academy of Art University is an accredited member of WSCUC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD), NAAB (B.ARCH., M.ARCH.) and CTC (California Teacher Credential).

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