Saturday

SOMA Second Saturdays!

Information for Artists, Vendors and Volunteers

Click here for general event information

Essential Info:

      • Date:  August 14, 2021
      • Time:  12 noon to 5 pm
      • New Location:  12th Street between Folsom and Harrison
      • Organizers:
        • The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District
        • Folsom Street, and
        • The SOMA West Community Benefit District
      • General Information Page:  sfleatherdistrict.org/show/
      • Facebook Page:  COMING SOON
      • Printable Poster:  COMING SOON
      • Sharable graphics: COMING SOON

Vendor Info:

      • We welcome all booth applicants, but may 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 booth is a 10′ x 10′ space.  You may also request, at no charge while supplies last: 
          • A pop-up tent 
          • One or two tables 
          • Two or three chairs  
      • A donation is requested from all booth exhibitors, on a sliding scale of  $75 to $175.  A $75 deposit will be requested to confirm your attendance.  
      • To apply for a booth, please use the form here.
      • 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 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, and from 2:00 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 porta-potties will be offered. Bottled water is not permitted by San Francisco ordinance. Please bring your own bottle to refill; 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.
    • Selected artists will be invited to display their work on our “gallery wall space”.
    • Preference will be given to artists from queer, kinky and marginalized communities, whose work reflects kinky or queer themes.
    • Details about the Gallery Wall space:
      • Each invited artist will have roughly eight linear feet of space, on a “display grid wall” we will set up for you.
      • A donation is requested of “gallery wall artists” on a sliding scale of 10% to 25% of your gross sales.  No deposit is required.  
      • Your work should be suitable for hanging on a standard metal grid wall.  If you have hooks or clamps or other hanging or mounting hardware, please bring it.  .
      • We can provide a chair and shade for you.  Display tables are not possible due to fire lane requirements.
    • More more information, or to receive an invitation to display, please contact Vicente.Montoya@folsomstreetevents.org.
    • Please read the “fine print” below.

Fine Print for Artists and Vendors:

    • Official event time is noon to 5:00 p.m.
    • We recommend you arrive to begin setup between 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
    • Please complete your setup by 11:45 a.m., remain open until 5:00 p.m., and then tear down promptly.
    • 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.
    • Parking near the site is limited, and meters and 1-hour limits are enforced.  Consider using Soma Hub  at 288 12th Street.
    • You are responsible for the security of your materials.  Please be prepared for the possibility of high winds or rain.
    • You are responsible for your own transaction security.
    • WiFi access cannot be guaranteed, but mobile data coverage is excellent in this location.
    • 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.
    • Traffic will be stopped, and parked cars removed from our block of 12th Street, between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
    • If you have questions, please contact manager@sflcd.org.