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Arts and Crafts

This section includes local art schools, art museums, galleries, 3D fabrication services and makerspaces. Museums and galleries are included because they can be sources of creative inspiration even if their exhibitions don't fall within the steampunk category. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of particular interest to steampunks.

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Art Education

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA, USA

The Academy of Art University, formerly Academy of Art College, is a privately owned for-profit art school in San Francisco, California. . .

California College of the Arts - Oakland Campus

Oakland, CA, USA

California College of the Arts is an art, design, architecture, and writing school founded in 1907. . .

California College of the Arts - SF Campus

San Francisco, CA, USA

California College of the Arts is an art, design, architecture, and writing school founded in 1907. . .

The Crucible

Oakland, CA, USA

The Crucible is a nonprofit industrial arts school in Oakland, California. . .

Kala Art Institute

Berkeley, CA, USA

This arts organization offers educational programs, artist residencies and exhibitions. . .

San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, CA, USA

San Francisco Art Institute is a school of higher education in contemporary art with the main campus in the Russian Hill district of San Francisco, California. . .

Art Supplies

East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse

Oakland, CA, USA

This non-profit accepts and re-sells donations of items that would otherwise go into landfills. . .

Fabric Outlet San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, USA

Fabric Outlet sells discounted fabrics, trims, notions, sewing tools and craft supplies. . .

Mendel's

San Francisco, CA, USA

Mendel's is a fabric store in the Haight-Ashbury District that also sells craft supplies. . .

SCRAP San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, USA

SCRAP San Francisco is a creative re-use center that sells donated art supplies, paper, textiles, craft materials, signage, toys and other items. . .

Creative Organizations

Burning Man Project

San Francisco, CA, USA

The San Francisco-based organization is best known for the annual Burning Man Festival. . .

Gear

Five Ton Crane

Oakland, CA, USA

This artist collective in Oakland, Calif., has created notable large-scale steampunk works. . .

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Flaming Lotus Girls

San Francisco, CA, USA

Flaming Lotus Girls is a volunteer-based group of artists who make large-scale kinetic fire art. . .

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Obtainium Works

Vallejo, CA, USA

A self-described "group of tinkerers, gearheads, and steam bohemians who fabricate art out of repurposed industrial detritus. . ."

Fabrication Services/Makerspaces

3D Hubs - Oakland

Oakland, CA, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .

3D Hubs - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .

3D Hubs - San Jose

San Jose, CA, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .

3D Hubs - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .

3D Hubs - Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa, CA, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .

3D Hubs - Vallejo

Vallejo, CA, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .

Ace Monster Toys Makerspace

Oakland, CA, USA

This membership-based makerspace includes a wood shop, metal shop, 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, and other equipment. . .

Benicia Makerspace

Benicia, CA, USA

This membership-based makerspace includes 3D printers, CNC milling machines, woodworking tools, and resources for building Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects. . .

Chimera Art Space

Sebastopol, CA, USA

Chimera Art Space is a makerspace in Sebastopol, California, which happens to be the home of Make Magazine and Maker Faire's corporate offices. . .

Idea Fab Labs - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

This is the second location of Idea Fab Labs, a makerspace, gallery and educational center for makers. . .

Laser Alliance

Milpitas, CA, USA

Laser Alliance offers laser cutting, engraving and etching services. . .

Makexyz 3D Printing - Oakland

Oakland, CA, USA

Makexyz is a website that provides access to independent 3D printing services around the world. . .

Makexyz 3D Printing - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, USA

Makexyz is a website that provides access to independent 3D printing services around the world. . .

Makexyz 3D Printing - San Jose

San Jose, CA, USA

Makexyz is a website that provides access to independent 3D printing services around the world. . .

Pagoda Arts Laser Cutting

San Francisco, CA, USA

Pagoda Arts offers laser cutting and engraving services. . .

Saint Louise Studios

Oakland, CA, USA

St Louise Studios provides space and equipment for industrial artists and entrepreneurs. . .

SHARED

San Francisco, CA, USA

SHARED is a co-working space and makerspace in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood. . .

Six & Ten Studio

Oakland, CA, USA

Six & Ten Studio includes a photography studio, co-working office and space for small events. . .

TechShop Mid-Peninsula

Redwood City, CA, USA

TechShop Austin-Round Rock is a member-supported makerspace. . .

TechShop San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, USA

TechShop Austin-Round Rock is a member-supported makerspace. . .

TechShop San Jose

San Jose, CA, USA

TechShop Austin-Round Rock is a member-supported makerspace. . .

The UPS Store #0345 - Pleasanton - 3D Printing/Scanning

Pleasanton, CA, USA

This is one of many UPS Store locations that offer 3D printing and scanning services. . .

The UPS Store #1847 - Mountain View - 3D Printing/Scanning

Mountain View, CA, USA

This is one of many UPS Store locations that offer 3D printing and scanning services. . .

The UPS Store #1964 - Campbell - 3D Printing/Scanning

Campbell, CA, USA

This is one of many UPS Store locations that offer 3D printing and scanning services. . .

The UPS Store #2388 - Menlo Park - 3D Printing/Scanning

Menlo Park, CA, USA

This is one of many UPS Store locations that offer 3D printing and scanning services. . .

The UPS Store #4592 - San Francisco - 3D Printing/Scanning

San Francisco, CA, USA

This is one of many UPS Store locations that offer 3D printing and scanning services. . .

Galleries

Gear

Bubble Street Gallery

Sausalito, CA, USA

Bubble Street Gallery describes itself as "an emporium celebrating the realms of imagination. . ."

Something/Anything Jewelry Gallery

Sausalito, CA, USA

Something/Anything describes itself as a "contemporary jewelry and craft gallery. . ."

Museums

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, USA

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the most comprehensive Asian art collections in the world. . .

Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Berkeley, CA, USA

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive are a combined art museum and repertory movie theater and archive. . .

Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

Stanford, CA, USA

The Iris & B Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts is an art museum on the campus of Stanford University. . .

Cartoon Art Museum

San Francisco, CA, USA

The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the Western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of all forms of cartoon art. . .

Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center

Santa Rosa, CA, USA

The Charles M Schulz Museum and Research Center is dedicated to the works of Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip. . .

De Saisset Museum

Santa Clara, CA, USA

The de Saisset Museum owns nearly 10,000 art pieces and historical artifacts. . .

De Young Museum

San Francisco, CA, USA

The de Young is a fine arts museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. . .

di Rosa

Napa, CA, USA

di Rosa is a non-profit contemporary art center in Napa, California. . .

Grace Hudson Museum and the Sun House

Ukiah, CA, USA

The Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, California is adjacent to the Sun House where artist Grace Hudson and her husband resided until their deaths. . .

The Lace Museum

Sunnyvale, CA, USA

The Lace Museum is devoted to the art of lace making. . .

The Legion of Honor

San Francisco, CA, USA

The Legion of Honor is a part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. . .

Letterform Archive

San Francisco, CA, USA

"The Archive was founded by Rob Saunders, a collector of the letter arts for over 40 years, as a place to share his private collection with the public. . ."

McCune Rare Book and Art Collection

Vallejo, CA, USA

The McCune Rare Book and Art Collection contains rare books, printing equipment, binding tools and artwork collected by American pediatrician Donovan James McCune . . .

The Mexican Museum

San Francisco, CA, USA

El Museo Mexicano was created to exhibit the aesthetic expression of the Latino, Chicano, Mexican, and Mexican-American people. . .

Museum of Craft and Design

San Francisco, CA, USA

Small craft and design museum in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood. . .

Museum of the African Diaspora

San Francisco, CA, USA

The Museum of the African Diaspora showcases the history, art, and cultural richness that resulted from the migration of Africans throughout the world. . .

Museums of Sonoma County

Santa Rosa, CA, USA

The Museums of Sonoma County, in Santa Rosa, California, is dedicated to the region's history, art, and culture. . .

Patrick Amiot Junk Art

Sebastopol, CA, USA

Art gallery in Sebastopol.

Peninsula Museum of Art

Burlingame, CA, USA

The Peninsula Museum of Art occupies 18,000-square-foot complex in Burlingame, California, along with the Peninsula Art Institute. . .

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco, CA, USA

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art holds an internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art. . .

San Jose Museum of Art

San Jose, CA, USA

The San Jose Museum of Art is an art museum in Downtown San Jose. . .

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

San Jose, CA, USA

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is an art museum in Downtown San Jose. . .

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Sonoma, CA, USA

The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art is an art museum located in Sonoma, California. . .

Sun Gallery

Hayward, CA, USA

Sun Gallery is a community non-profit that presents art exhibits and events featuring artists from Hayward and other parts of the Bay Area. . .

Walt Disney Family Museum

San Francisco, CA, USA

The Walt Disney Family Museum is an American museum that features the life and legacy of Walt Disney. . .

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

San Francisco, CA, USA

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary contemporary arts center in San Francisco. . .

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