APAturecover.jpgCalling zinesters, comic book fans, plushies and art prints: the closing day of Kearny Street Workshop‘s APAture 2009 is this Saturday. If you’ve never been to their annual art festival, this would be a great time to go, and maybe pick up some cute stuff. (Early holiday shopping, anyone?) And if you’ve been to APAture before, this one is the first to have a DIY Craft category with its own featured artist.

“While people are shopping the tables, they are also viewing the art installation,” says Lisa Leong, APAture Coordinator. “Comics meets crafts meets visual art! As APAture is a multidisciplinary art festival, we are all about showcasing emerging Asian American artists of all disciplines.”

Items of note:
* Featured Artist in comics, Debbie Huey, and the above-mentioned Featured Artist in DIY Crafts, fiftyseven-thirtythree‘s Loretta Nguyen. Each APAture discipline has its own curatorial committee, which then recommends artists — locally and sometimes nationally-known — to be showcased.
* presenting artists during the closing performances include three neo-benshi (Jaime Cortez, Claire Light and Dennis Somera)
* the online schedule promises “plus more!” under both the handmade fair and the closing performance. I do love a little extra surprise.

What: Kearny Street Workshop’s APAture 2009: Handmade Fair
When: Saturday, Sept. 26, 12 – 6 p.m.
Where: Goforaloop Gallery, 1458 San Bruno Ave., San Francisco
Cost: absolutely free, as are all closing performances

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