SOMA Second Saturdays
Holiday Market!

Information for Exhibitors, Artists,
Gear Swap Participants, and Volunteers

Click here for general information about the event 

Click here to apply for a booth for December 9!

Essential Info:

    • Date:  (The Second Saturday of Each Month):  December 9, 2023
    • Time:  12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
    • Location: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street
    • Organizers:
      • The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District,
      • Folsom Street, and
      • The SOMA West Community Benefit District
      • with support from SF Planning, SF OEWD, SF New Deal, and Success Centers,
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Exhibitor Info:

    • We welcome all booth applicants, but will give priority to:
      • Makers of leather clothing, “gear”, or queer or kinky merchandise,
      • Local artists, artisans and craftspeople, and
      • Local or regional clubs and organizations, especially those organized around queer, leather, kink, fetish, motorcycle, body-positivity, or similar themes.
    • A booth is a 10′ x 10′ space. 
      • This is an indoor event, so pop-up tents are not needed or provided
      • One table and two chairs will be provided, at no extra charge.  
    • A fee of $30 is required from all booth exhibitors, and must be paid in advance.  
    • We have a slightly new sign-up procedure for vendors:
      • Register here
      • Wait to receive approval email:
        • This may take a few days.
        • Message will come from “LEATHER District – Vendor Space” 
        • Message subject line will begin “Confirm your registration…..”
      • Click on “confirm and complete your registration” link in email.
      • Click “Confirm” and submit credit card information.
      • Questions?  Need a different way to pay?  Contact
    • Please read the “fine print” below.

Artist Info:

    • Artists are welcome to request a booth to show and sell their work, as per the Exhibitor 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 to sign up for this option.
    • Please read the “fine print” below.

Activities Info:

    • Individuals or organizations who wish to provide free entertainment or activities for guests should contact to discuss and schedule.
    • The SOMArts stage, or other platforms and facilities may be available if requested. 

Volunteer Info:

    • Volunteers are typically asked to work in one of two shifts:  from 11:30 to 2:30 pm or from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.  Other shifts are possible.  
    • 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 if you are interested in volunteering, or sign up here and we will contact you about this and other volunteer opportunities.

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.
    • We encourage you to bring items that will be of interest to the folks who come to this event, such as leather or rubber clothing, lingerie, fetish wear, kinky gear, adult toys, etc.
      • Damaged but reparable gear is acceptable.   
      • Please refrain from bringing anything dirty, moldy, or unsafe.  
    • You can choose to receive all the cash that is collected for your items, or to donate any or all of it to support SOMA Second Saturdays.
    • You should mark or tag each item you are selling with your name or initials, the event date, and the price you want to get for that item. 
      • You may also attach additional information (size, item history, etc.).
      • If you are selling a lot of items, please prepare a list of the items and prices.  
      • If you are donating 100% of the proceeds from an item, tagging is optional.   And thank you!
    • Bring your items to the Gear Swap booth at SOMArts, on Saturday morning, December 9, between 11:30 am and 12:30 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.  And extra blank tags if you need them.
        • If you wish to accept Venmo or PayPal payment, print out your username or QR code, along with any additional information you wish us to share with buyers.  
        • We will only accept the price you set. 
        • We will accept cash payment and hold it for you.
        • We will also accept verified Venmo or PayPal 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 4:30 pm to retrieve your cash and unsold items.  
      • Items not picked up by 5:00 pm will become our property.  
    • Selling or donating items that no longer fit your body or lifestyle is a wonderful thing to do:  folks who might not afford to buy these things new will appreciate them, and give them new kinky life!  
    • The organizers of this event, including their staff and volunteers, cannot be responsible for items lost, stolen, or damaged.   
    • Please read the “fine print” below. 
    • Questions? Please contact Cal or David

Fine Print

    • Official event time is 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.
    • We recommend that exhibitors arrive to begin setup no sooner than 11:00 am.
      • Tables and chairs will be delivered to your booth location by 11:30 am.
      • Please complete your setup by 11:45 pm, remain open until 5:00 pm, and then tear down promptly. We must 
      • You are responsible for the security of your materials.
      • You are responsible for your own transaction security.
    • Parking near the site is limited, and meters and 1-hour limits are enforced.  Consider using nearby lots.
    • WiFi access cannot be guaranteed, but mobile data coverage is excellent in this location.
    • If you sell merchandise more than twice in a calendar year, you should obtain a California Seller’s Permit. Go here for info or to apply. 
    • Event may be cancelled due to weather, changes in city guidelines and permit regulations, or other reasons.
    • If you have questions, please contact