Saturday

SOMA Second Saturdays!

Information for Artists, Vendors and Volunteers

Click here for general information about the next event

Click here to join the Gear Swap!

Click here to apply for a booth for June 11!

 

Essential Info:

      • Date:  The Second Saturday of Each Month:
        • June 11, 2022
        • July 9, 2022
        • August 13, 2022
        • September 10, 2022
        • October 8, 2022
        • Dates contingent upon City Regulations
      • Time:  1:00 to 5:00 pm
      • Location:  12th Street between Folsom and Harrison
      • Organizers:
        • The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District
        • Folsom Street, and
        • The SOMA West Community Benefit District
      • Facebook Page:  coming soon!  
      • Printable Poster and other graphics :  Click here

Gear Swap Info:

      • Anyone in our community° is welcome to bring items to the Gear Swap, and we will help you sell them to others at the event.  
        • This excludes folks who are actively engaged in retail sales of these kinds of items.
      • Please use the button above to register as a Gear Swap participant.
      • You should mark or tag each item you are donating with your name and the price you want to get for that item. 
      • You may also attach  additional information (size, item history, etc.)
      • Bring your items to the Gear Swap booth in Eagle Plaza, on Saturday, 6/11/2022, between 1:00 and 1:30 pm.
      • We will display your items and attempt to sell them for you.  
          • We will have table space, a grid wall to hang items on, and a clothes rack.  Also chairs.  
          • We will display your Venmo QR code, and any additional information you wish to print out and give us.  
          • We will only accept the price you set. 
          • We will accept cash payment and hold it for you.
          • We will also accept verified Venmo payment to you, as displayed on the buyer’s phone. 
        •  If you wish to “hang out” at the Gear Swap booth, you are very welcome to do so.  You may chat with potential buyers, and you may, if you wish, negotiate a different price for your item.  
        • You must return to the Gear Swap booth by no later than 5:00 pm to retrieve your cash and unsold items.  
        • Items not picked up by 5:30 pm will become property of Folsom Street.    
      • Folsom Street and its volunteers cannot be responsible for items lost, stolen, or damaged.   
      • Please read the “fine print” below. 
      • Questions? Please contact Cal at manager@sflcd.org or Angel at angel.adeyoha@folsomstreet.org. 

Vendor Info:

      • We welcome all booth applicants, but will give priority to:
          • Vendors of leather clothing, “gear”, or queer or kinky merchandise
          • Local artists, artisans and craftspeople
          • Local or regional clubs and organizations, especially those organized around queer, leather, kink, fetish, motorcycle, body-positivity, or similar themes.
      • A donation is requested from booth exhibitors, on a sliding scale of $40 to $140 per booth. 
      • A booth is a 10′ x 10′ space. 
      • You may also request, for a donation of $35: 
          • A pop-up tent 
          • One or two tables 
          • Two or three chairs  
      • A deposit of $40 (without tent & furniture) or $75 (with tent and furniture) is requested to confirm your attendance.  
      • You can pay your deposit via PayPal or Venmo, or  contact us for other payment options.  
      • To apply for a booth:
      • Please apply soon; we will get in touch to discuss details and confirm.  
      • Please read the “fine print” below.

Volunteer Info:

    • Volunteer shifts will be from 12:30 am to 3:00 pm, and from 2:30 to 5:00 pm.
    • This volunteer position entails standing for most of the shift.  We plan to assign volunteers in pairs so one can periodically sit down at the assigned entrance.
    • Snacks, supplies, and access to bathrooms will be offered. Distributing bottled water is not permitted by San Francisco ordinance. Please bring your own container; we will have a cooler of water.
    • Please write to manager@sflcd.org if you are interested in volunteering.

Artist Info:

    • Artists are welcome to request a booth to sell their work, as per the vendor info above.
    • You can share your booth with additional artists if you wish.
      • Individual local artists who cannot afford a booth are also invited to show and sell their work. Display options include a “grid wall” display (quantities are limited) or a tent shared with up to two other artists, with a sliding scale donation of 10% to 25% of their gross sales.
      • Preference will be given to artists from queer, kinky and marginalized communities, whose work reflects kinky or queer themes.
      • Please contact Pandora Noir at pn@swcbd.org to sign up for this option.
      • Please read the “fine print” below.

Fine Print

    • Official event time is 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
    • We recommend that vendors arrive to begin setup no sooner than 11:15 am.
      • Tents, tables and chairs will be delivered to your booth location by 12:00 noon.
      • Please complete your setup by 12:45 pm, remain open until 5:00 m., and then tear down promptly.
      • You are responsible for the security of your materials.
      • You are responsible for your own transaction security.
    • A 14-foot fire lane needs to be maintained down 12th Street.  Please do not place objects in the fire lane at any time, even during setup or teardown.
    • Booths must be entirely in the street.  Do not block or put anything on the sidewalk.
    • Traffic will be stopped, and parked cars removed from our block of 12th Street, between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
    • Parking near the site is limited, and meters and 1-hour limits are enforced.  Consider using Soma Hub at 288 12th Street.
    • WiFi access cannot be guaranteed, but mobile data coverage is excellent in this location.
    • Please be prepared for the possibility of high winds or rain.
    • Please comply with SF guidelines regarding masks and social distancing, as of the date of the event.
    • Event may be cancelled due to weather, changes in city guidelines and permit regulations, or other reasons.
    • If you have questions, please contact manager@sflcd.org.