Have you been in search of some really fun art that you can buy in San Francisco without spending a ton of money? Well, then you will be quite happy with this Culture Trip List. Ranging from paintings and graphic design T-shirts to creative art that you can hang around your house, all the way to free literature that comes with a warm cup of coffee, you are guaranteed to find something that you like on this list!
Come on down to the Ferry Building on any Sunday morning and not only will you find a market with delicious food that you can buy, but you will also find booths set up where vendors sell their artistic crafts, and at affordable prices as well. The art that you will find here ranges from wood carvings with cool quotes on them to handmade necklaces and jewelry, to paintings and sculptures. Located right by the Farmers Market, it’s also in a great location to grab a bite to eat – or even take a nice Sunday trip to Sausalito afterward.
Art by the Beach
If you ever happen to be taking a stroll down the cement pathway near Lands End Beach in the Outer Richmond on the weekend, you will find little vendors set up and selling really cheap art that you can hang in your home, as well as handcrafted jewelry that you can wear. Ranging between five to ten dollars, it’s a deal you can’t beat. Plus, it’s a really great excuse to take the day off and go enjoy the beach or soak up some rays on a nice walk around Lands End.
Bread & Butter Café
Not only does Bread & Butter Café offer a nice, quiet spot to lounge and get some coffee and a bite to eat, but it also has a huge bookshelf full of really great literature and the best part is that they are all free! The owner of the store even lets anyone who likes a book take it home with them until they are finished reading it. It’s a café that meets a library, except with a fun atmosphere and great food, too! Located on the corner of Hayes and Ashbury, Bread & Butter Café is definitely worth checking out!
Justin Barreras Art & Design
If you have been looking for some really authentic and beautiful art at a great price, then you will love Justin Barreras Art & Design. Located purely online, this San Francisco artist sells his art in the form of prints and t-shirts like the one in the photograph below. And not only that, but artist Justin Barreras has also been involved in a lot of great things already like the Liquid Agency Art Show in San Francisco in 2014 as well as a wall mural painting on the Berlin Wall – pretty cool!
Secrets of our City
Although Secrets of our City isn’t a physical store that you can go to, it is still a place where you can get really affordable art as well as the chance to get your work published as an artist. Created and run by someone in San Francisco, Secrets of our City started by featuring artists work from San Francisco and is now a registered publishing company that offers artists the option selling their artwork on their site, as well as the chance to have their art published in the magazine. And the art they have is very diverse, ranging from graphic art such as the Now You’re Cool store where you can buy paintings and graphic clothing all the way to Pacifica Gallery photography by Bay Area artist Bradley Wittke!
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