Off the Grid Winter Walk 2018

MCD is back to partake in the annual festivities of Off the Grid’s Winter Walk! Come take a creativity break from the bustle of holiday shopping and craft a delightful sustainable holiday terrarium–great for your own hearth or to gift to a loved one. There will be an array of both natural and faux-natural materials for you to arrange in either a hanging ornament or a small dish.

Winter Walk takes place downtown SF at Stockton Street between Macy’s and Louis Vuitton.

FREE event and activity • all ages welcome

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MCDOff the Grid Winter Walk 2018

MCD Community MakeArt: BVOH Winter Wonderland

Join in a unique holiday celebration featuring local Bayview musicians and vendors along with the spirit and decor of European winter markets.
MCD will be making leafy and festive winter crowns to celebrate the season, adorned with everything from natural materials to colorful gems!
FREE event and drop-in activity • all ages
Visit BVOH for more details.
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Charlotte JonesMCD Community MakeArt: BVOH Winter Wonderland

MCD Library MakeArt: Hand Stamped Holiday

Design your own block or rolling stamp, then decorate recycled tags, paper and tissue with a custom print. This year your packaging will be a gift in itself!

This activity is appropriate for ages 4-14; younger kids may need some assistance from a parent/guardian.

FREE drop-in activity

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Charlotte JonesMCD Library MakeArt: Hand Stamped Holiday

Deck the Dogpatch at MCD

Y O U ’ R E  I N V I T E D !

Join neighbors, colleagues and friends of Dogpatch for a free night of fun at MCD, our 5th annual holiday open house! Mix and mingle at the museum while enjoying drinks, holiday treats and festive hands-on activities.

This year’s DIY gifts and decorations include handmade botanical infusions with Libation Lab, Divine Ammunition inspired “Peace Charms” and custom upcycled wrapping options for all your store purchases.

Celebrate 2018 with 18% off our award-winning museum store. Shop our unique selection of jewelry, books, children toys, accessories and more. Discount is good for the entire day!

This is a free event, but we’d love to know that you are coming (and to make sure we have enough bubbly for everyone). All ages are welcome.

RSVP here!

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Designing Change: A Conversation with David Hogg

On December 4, The Museum of Craft and Design welcomes Parkland activist, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and author David Hogg, to San Francisco to share his personal story and vision for change in our country.

Designing Change: A Conversation with David Hogg, moderated by Brian Edwards-Tiekert of KPFA, includes a lecture and Q&A at Minnesota Street Project followed by a reception and book signing with Hogg at the Museum of Craft and Design. Both arts venues are located within walking distance of each other in the historic Dogpatch district in San Francisco. David Hogg’s new book, “#NeverAgain” will be on sale during the event at both locations and in advance of the lecture at MCD’s Store or online at A portion of the proceeds will benefit March for Our Lives.

Concurrently, Al Farrow: Divine Ammunition, a new exhibition of work by internationally acclaimed artist Al Farrow will be on view at the Museum of Craft and Design. Farrow is known for his works that employ used munitions–bullets, guns, grenades, bombs–to make powerful sculptures of reliquaries and holy sites. Through his chosen media, Farrow reclaims tools of destruction to evoke peaceful social commentary.


Times and Locations
7:00–8:00 PM | Lecture and Q&A
At Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St., San Francisco 

8:30–9:30 PM |  Reception & Book Signing
At Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third St, San Francisco


Ticket Details
Lecture and Q&A only | $30 public, $25 MCD Members and students*
Lecture, Q&A, Reception and Book Signing with Author | $60 public, $55 MCD Members and students*
A portion of the proceeds will benefit March for Our Lives. *Members and students will be required to present current membership cards or student ID upon entry.



Support Designing Change: A Conversation with David Hogg

We at the museum, like the rest of nation, have been inspired by Hogg and the Parkland students’ bold leadership and fearless commitment to better schools and the lives of youth. We invite you to be a part of this important dialogue as an event sponsor or underwriter. 

Learn more about levels of support and benefits here.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There is no minimum age requirement for this event.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For questions please email

What are my parking/transportation options?

  • Minnesota Street Project (MSP) is located at 1275 Minnesota St. There is some nearby free street parking around the neighborhood or a paid lot at 901 Illinois St. To avoid parking issues, we encourage our visitors to carpool or use ride share programs like Uber and Lyft.
  • If you are attending both the reception and book signing, we recommend walking from MSP to the Museum of Craft and Design. Other alternatives are metered street parking around the museum and there is a paid lot on 20th Street and Illinois Street.
  • Public Transporation: Both venues are conveniently located walking distance from the T Third St. Muni Metro, #48 bus stop and the 22nd St. CalTrain Station.
  • Walking and Driving Directions to Museum of Craft and Design
    from Minnesota Street Project

    • From Minnesota Street Project (1275 Minnesota Street)
    • Head south on Minnesota St toward 24th Street
    • Turn left onto 24th Street
    • Turn left at the second cross street onto 3rd Street, The Museum of Craft and Design will be on the right at 2569 3rd Street



Designing Change: A Conversation with David Hogg is made possible with the support of California Wellness Foundation, David and Sylvia Weisz Family Foundation, Anonymous(2),  KPFA, Kathy and Arthur Hahn, Barbara Waldman, Gary Hutton Design, Inc, Valerie Pierce, Jamienne Studley and The Parsonage.

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MCDDesigning Change: A Conversation with David Hogg

MCD Free First Tuesday: Jewelry of Tex Gieling

Get FREE admission to our museum and join in on a craft for our monthly Free First Tuesday! Get inspired by our new exhibitions, then join us in creating unique wearable art using unconventional materials, inspired by the dynamic, one-of-a-kind jewelry of Tex Gieling.

FREE admission and drop-in activity • all ages

For free admission to all our exhibitions and programs, become an MCD member today!


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Charlotte JonesMCD Free First Tuesday: Jewelry of Tex Gieling

MakeArt Family Day

Please join us for this month’s MakeArt Family Day. As always, we will be offering a number of exhibition-related activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy!

This December the museum will be buzzing with holiday shoppers for the annual Dogpatch Holiday Sale! Get some of your gift purchasing out of the way, then swing by the MakeArt Lab to create a gingerbread-inspired ornament or pinch pot, design and make your own holiday wrapping paper.

Museum admission and activities are free. Craft your day with the whole family at MCD!


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MCDMakeArt Family Day

MCD Community MakeArt: BVOH Tree Lighting


MCD joins this annual community celebration featuring the Bayview Underground Pop Up Market, performances and art activities for the whole family. Be sure to come by the MCD booth for jar decoupage and decoration with an illuminating selection of materials!

FREE drop-in event and activity • all ages

For free museum and program admission, become an MCD member today!


Photo credit: Bayview Opera House

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Charlotte JonesMCD Community MakeArt: BVOH Tree Lighting

MCD Special Event: CHS Historic Libations

Join MCD at the Old Mint for the California Historical Society’s night of flavorful diversion! The 10th annual Historic Libations event is themed Back to the Future: History of Bay Area Food and Drink Innovation, and guests will have the opportunity to hear short, tasty talks from both historic and current local food and drink makers, enjoy pop-up tours of the mint’s vaults and historic spaces. Plus, create wood burned coasters inspired by vintage logo designs with museum of Craft and Design!

Tickets via California Historical Society

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Charlotte JonesMCD Special Event: CHS Historic Libations

Museum Store Sunday @ MCD

On Sunday, November 25 the Museum of Craft and Design joins over 900 international museum stores representing in offering inspired shopping experiences. From artworks, books, jewelry, children’s products to home accessories there is something for everyone!

On Museum Store Sunday you can be an MCD member for the day with FREE admission and 10% off purchases in our award-winning store.

Pre-register here to get your free admission tickets and skip the lines.


More about Museum Store Sunday!
“Be A Patron” at your favorite museums and cultural institutions on Museum Store Sunday. Holiday shoppers will not only find quality gifts filled with inspiration and educational value, but through their purchases, will also directly support their favorite museums. Shoppers foster ongoing appreciation and knowledge of art, nature, culture, science and history. When you, the patron, purchase a gift from the museum store, you help to sustain the museum’s service to the public.

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MCDMuseum Store Sunday @ MCD