Welcome to MASK! At MASK we present an amazing collection of Venetian Italian style masks for people of all ages, tastes and imagination.
Situated most frequently at the Ferry Plaza and at local events throughout the year, Mascherari Steve Pogni handcrafts his masks into unique works of art. MASKs are perfect for Carnival, Mardi Gras, Halloween, Burning Man, New Year's or any fun time!
We welcome your photos, videos or comments. Enjoy!
Halloween may be over but New Year's is just around the corner. Celebrate your New Year with a mask that will wow on-lookers and friends!
According to Wikipedia, traditional Venetian masks were usually worn "as a device for hiding the wearer's identity and social status. The mask would permit the wearer to act more freely in cases where he or she wanted to interact with other members of the society outside the bounds of identity and everyday convention. It was thus useful for a variety of purposes, some of them illicit or criminal, others just personal, such as romantic encounters."
Not only are MASKs party masks designed to make your evening a more magical and fun experience, they make terrific Christmas gifts for others, too! It's not just for wearing, it's also great to for starting collections.
See photo on the right for Steve Pogni's Thanksgiving mask, featuring a turkey (above the right eye). Custom masks designed upon request. Contact us to ask about prices.
MASK will be on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, CA the following dates:
Dec 12, 13, 19, 20, 23, 24
MASK will also be at 1 Market at Steurt in the Justin Herman Plaza by the Ferry Building in San Francisco the following dates:
Shoppers on Telegraph Ave in Berkeley, California, can find a table of Halloween MASKS all set up and ready to win you over for the next two weeks, starting tomorrow!
Stop by to find a Halloween party MASK Monday through Friday, starting tomorrow, Saturday, October 17 through Friday, October 30 on the street with other vendors.
Looking for something cool to complete your Halloween costume? Kitty cat? Skeleton? Zorro? Mystery person? Italian god mask? You'll find a HUGE selection at our table. Tie-ons, hand held stick style, and more.
Prices for Halloween party MASKS start around $10 so you can't miss out!
Students beware! There may be some scary surprise in these MASKS. Stop by to find out!
Steve Pogni will be featuring his Italian party masks this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, 2009 in Campbell, California from 10am - 6pm. Event and parking is free.
Gear up for Halloween for the whole family by stopping by our MASK booth!
See details and reviews for the fair on Yelp or the Campbell Chamber of Commerce. Spaten Beer is the official Oktoberfest beer. German foods, including many types of Bratwurst, plus German potato salad and sauerkraut and red cabbage will get you into the Fall spirit.
This festival draws over 40,000 people so come early so you don't miss out on the best Halloween mask selection possible!
Events coming up:
Exotic Erotic on Treasure Island, San Francisco October 23-24
Come get in touch with your Italian roots (Firenze in Northern Italy in particular) by visiting the Festa Italiana this Sunday at the Santa Rosa Veterans Hall located at 351 Maple Avenue in Santa Rosa, California from 11am to 5pm.
Steve Pogni will be featuring his famous Italian masks, just in time for Halloween so the selection is awesome! The Pogni family (Steve's Father, Dino Pogni) originated in Firenze (Florence), Italy.
Come enjoy an Italian meal (cannelloni for entree and a canoli pastry for dessert is Jessica's favorite!), a glass of Chianti wine, Italian music and a magical Italian MASK.
New designs to be featured, of course. Let us know if you have any questions. We can take special orders and special special MASK design requests for Halloween.
Congratulations to Steve Pogni and his Italian party MASKs for winning "Best in Show" at the Castro Street Fair 2009 in San Francisco yesterday!
Featured MASK at the street festival: A uniquely "side feathery" MASK never made or sold before! Photos coming as soon as Steve and his team can make some more for this coming weekend at the Italian Festival in Santa Rosa, California (they sold out before we could take a photo!).
Photos of the "Best in Show" placard also coming soon!
The Castro Street Fair took place on Castro at Market Street in San Francisco on Sunday, October 4, 2009.
MASK will have its Italian masks displayed at this weekend's Fog Fest in Pacifica, California from 10am - 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Look for Steve Pogni and his magnificent Venetian Italian style masks! MASKs run $10 and up. Photos coming soon!
See you there!
About Fog Fest: The Fog Festival kicks off Saturday at 10 am with the Discover Pacifica Parade and Marching Band Competition. Arts and Crafts booths, Food and Beverage booths and a variety of activities begin after the parade.
As people arrived at the Sausalito dock for the private boat party for Aria Pogni's 13th birthday, they could choose from an array of Venetian Italian style masks to wear for the evening, provided by MASK.
Designs were selected to match the "Black and White Ball" theme -- and a special pink one to match the birthday girl's dress.
"These masks are so cool!," said one party goer. "I want to wear it for Halloween, too."
Did you know that MASK takes special orders? Call Steve if interested. Hurry -- Halloween is around the corner!
Steve Pogni and his MASKs will be at several Halloween fairs and festivals in the Bay Area, including Exotic Erotic Ball on Treasure Island.
Stay tuned for more locations where you can find his MASKs.