Artists, musicians, performers and vendors will be unveiling their crafts and talents today at the kickoff of the second annual San Francisco Arts Market at the United Nations Plaza.

The market, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will take place every Thursday until the end of the year, event organizers said.

One aim of the weekly event, which is a partnership between the city’s Office of Economic Workforce and Development and Independent Arts and Media, is to stimulate the mid-Market neighborhood economically.

The market serves as an exhibition platform for live music, dance and other performances. In addition to vendor booths, the market also features a public space for do-it-yourself workshops and educational programs, organizers said.

The San Francisco Public Library, Dick Blick Art Materials, People in Plazas, the Museum of Craft and Design, and other organizations provide support for the San Francisco Arts Market.

Applications are still being accepted from vendors who wish to participate at the website It is free for vendors to participate in the market, but proof of a vendor permit is required.

Rachel Purdy, Bay City News

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