Old San Francisco Shipyard Hosts Design Show (+ Photos)

By Christian Watjen
Christian Watjen
Christian Watjen
August 20, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Last Sunday, a 70-year-old, rusty workshop came to life with a fair of local artists showcasing their latest creations in fashion, jewelry, and other accessories.

The Urban Air Market, a marketplace for sustainable design, and usually based in Hayes Valley, opened up shop at Pier 70 in the emerging Dogpatch Neighborhood of San Francisco.

In building 12, where steel plates for ship hulls used to be manufactured, over 75 designers and artists offered their creations, from hand-knitted cowl scarves to wooden neckties, while live music and children games were going on.

Outside the former workshop, pop-up fashion trucks displayed their latest apparel in walkable vehicles. A beer and wine garden, as well as food trucks, served nourishment on a sunny afternoon.

The market was the first public event in this 160,000-square-foot space, which is slated to be converted into a office building, including spaces for artists and shops, and part of a larger redevelopment of the Pier.

The next Urban Air Market will open on Sept. 15 in Hayes Valley.

Christian Watjen
Christian Watjen