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This weekend, 200 pairs of Chuck Taylors, all of which have been painted on, printed on, cut up, or rejiggered in some way, will be hanging out at the Fort Mason Pavilion. They are the very special guests/partners of West Coast Craft (WCC), a craft and design show filled with an awesomely curated group of 250 designers, artists and craftspeople.
Here's how this rad collab went down: Converse donated the kicks and WCC provided the artists-slash-vendors. Together, they created one-of-a-kind (wearable) art. The customized Chucks will be displayed and sold during the weekend event—with all proceeds going directly to the coffers of Youth Art Exchange, a local organization that brings together professional artists and public high-school students. Yay!
Get a sneak peek at the sneaks in the gallery above. And then go check them out in real life. Of course, there are lots of other designs to be inspired by and purchased—jewelry, leather goods, clothing, ceramics...you name it.
West Coast Craft is free and open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, June 13th and 14th. The Bon Vivants will be serving cocktails and Vetiver's Andy Cabic will be spinning tunes.