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Quick Reminder – I Made It! Holiday Market Friday & Saturday @Bakery Square

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Just a zippy reminder about the I Made It! For The Holidays show this weekend at Bakery Square in Shadyside.

It’s our last show of  2011 and we’re looking forward to going out with a bang. We’ll be vending with over 80 other artisans and crafty makers of awesome all offering our handmade works for sale for the holidays Handmade makes for special and fun holiday gifting!

The shopping & holiday festivities will include over 80 artisans, demonstrations, music and merriment as shoppers warm up from the cold, see friends and make new ones, and best of all, cross all of the names off of their holiday shopping lists.

The Import Details:

FREE to attend & FREE Garage & Lot Parking too!

What: I Made It! For The Holidays, arts & crafts show featuring handmade works of awesome.

Where: Bakery Square,  Ground Floor, 6725 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 View Map · Get Directions

When:

  • Friday December 2nd from 5pm – 10pm
  • Saturday December 3rd from 11am – 6pm

Why: Because Handmade Is Best.

Bakery Square by night. I Made It Market is on the ground floor. Easy to find!

ABOUT I Made It! Market :

I Made It! Market is a nomadic indie crafts marketplace. We provide opportunities for local artisans to bring their wares to market and we partner with non-profit, arts and community groups to raise awareness and funds for their causes.


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We’re Crafty Bastards! See you in DC this Saturday!

Hoooray! It’s one of the funnest crafty road trips of the year for us, and we’re talking about hitting the highway for the amazing Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair this Saturday 10/1 in our nation’s capital, Washington DC.

We’re just tickled to be vendors this year once more in one of the best shows in the country. What what now? Check out the Crafty Bastards for tons of info to all of your questions. Synopsis from the Crafty Bastards website:

What is Crafty Bastards all about? Check out our official video from the 2010 fair!

Visit the online vendor gallery for a preview of the artists that will be selling their handmade goods this year. You can even connect with some of your favorites on Facebook or Twitter, make purchases from their online shops and cast a vote for the vendor you deem the Craftiest Bastard of 2011. Or, simply drool over the all the eye candy and while you compile your handmade shopping list.

Download the map and booth listings so you can take note if your favorite vendors are close by each other or if you’ll need to hustle to hit up your favorite folks before the crowds all rush in.

Click here to get more tips for planning your Crafty day of fun! And, be on the look out for the official Crafty Bastards Event Guide in this week’s Washington City Paper. Don’t miss it!

Keep up-to-date with the latest Crafty Bastards happenings on our blog, follow@CraftyBastards on Twitter, and join our email list by entering your email address in the box to the right. ——–>

Questions? Email craftybastards [at] washingtoncitypaper.com.

Important Details:

What: Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair , one of the biggest indie craft festivals in the country with over 150 vendors this year.

Where: Washington, DC at the Marie Reed Learning Center at 18th & California in the Adam’s Morgan neighborhood.  Google Maps

 

  • We’re booth number 155, on the outer tennis courts on the corner.

When: Saturday 10/1 /11. ONE DAY ONLY!

Cost: Crafty Bastards is FREE to attend! Silly.

Here’s a map  (click the image to see a larger version) of the festival grounds at the Marie Reed Learning Center in the Adam’s Morgan section of DC, at 18th & California:

Click to see the full size version of this map. strawberryluna, booth 155!

Click here to see the complete vendor & map list.

Can’t wait to see you on Saturday DC!

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Renegade Craft Fair Chicago – here we come!

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On the road again! Hello Chicago! We’ve been so busy working on new things & packing that we almost forgot to post about our next craft fair, the awesome and 9th annual Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago. We’ll be in attendance and vending from our booth, #23, check the maps below, and we just can’t wait to see The Windy City again and be a part of the amazing Renegade Craft Fair once again this year.

Renegade Craft Fair is such a special and amazing, totally FREE event featuring over 300 artists working in just about every Handmade field and medium you can imagine. We’ll be among those lining 6 full blocks on Division St. in Wicker Park with a whole slew of fresh new prints, posters, and the debut of a new line of t-shirts for the little ones and the grown ups too. Yep! Come one, come all.

So drop by booth #23 and say hello!

Detail map, click for the full Renegade Craft Fair Map!

The Super Important Details:

What:  Renegade Craft Fair Chicago is always free-to-attend, Chicago’s biggest and best indie-craft eventwill feature over 300 of today’s brightest makers of handmade goodslive entertainment,hands-on crafting workshops and so much more! Foodbeverages and libations will also be available!

Where: Chicago, IL in Wicker Park on Division St. from Damen to Paulina. 6 huge blocks!

When: 11am – 7pm both Saturday & Sunday September 10th & 11th, 2011.

Why: Because Handmade Is Best. At the Renegade Craft Fair you can expect to find only the best indie-craft and DIY artisans! Featuring both local and national talent, shoppers can anticipate a vast array of independently designed jewelry, clothing, paper goods, home + garden goods, posters, artwork, plush objects, bath + body products, and so much more!!

Check out the amazing artists who will be participating in this year’s Fair! For more information, click here to see the full description by the Renegade Craft Fair. See you there!

Sneak peak at 2 new art prints debuting at Renegade in Chicago.

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Reminder: strawberryluna @ The LA Renegade Craft Fair this weekend, come say hi!

Well, thank you so much San Francisco! We had a lovely time in your city again, but it’s time to move on down the Pacific Coast Highway to Los Angeles for some more California Dreamin’ at the Renegade Craft Fair LA on July 16th & 17th this weekend.

We’ll be selling our hand silkscreen printed fresh rock posters, new art prints, our classic hand silkscreen printed alphabet prints, t-shirts for kids and grow-ups alike and much more. in Los Angeles at booth #26 (click here to see the larger LA vendor map!)

LA Renegade Vendor & booth map, with strawberryluna at #26. Click to see a larger version.

As always the Los Angeles Renegade Craft Fair will have tons of amazing vendors and lots of super cool and crafty free demos and special events. Renegade Craft Fair is always FREE to attend and super family & pet friendly. No, really. So come on out to one, or both 🙂 We’d love to see you there! Details below, cause we’re friendly & helpful like that.

When: July 16th & 17th from 11am – 7pm both days.

Where: Los Angeles Historic State Park, aka The Cornfields.  Click here for info & directions.

What: Over 200 amazing vendors (<– Click to see the full list of artists & crafters for Los Angeles) of handmade goods, interactive craft workshops by Power & Light Press, Professor Pincushion, Sew LA, Swap-o-rama-rama, The Urban Craft Center, Side Street Projects, & more! DJing and music by the awesome KXLU and Amoeba Music! And the Second Acts Animal Rescue will be on hand raising awareness and funds for their incredible work with animals. Delicious food and beverages by  fantastic local food trucks and restaurants from the LA area. There will also be FREE raffles of some of the work for sale from the Renegade Handmade shop in Chicago too. Yay! Click here for more info!

Cost: FREE! Totally, completely and awesomely FREE to attend.

See you there!

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West Coast Renegade San Fran & LA Fairs, here we come!

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California Dreamin’, that’s us this month. We’re taking the big step of doing not just one, but TWO Renegade Craft Fair shows on the beautiful California coastline! That’s right! We’ll be at both the San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair on July 9th & 10th and then we’re heading down the Pacific Coast Highway, taking the scenic and slow route to Los Angeles for the next installment of the Renegade Craft Fair LA on July 16th & 17th the following weekend too. It’s truly a business and pleasure trip and we’re super duper excited.

We’ll be at both shows selling our hand silkscreen printed fresh rock posters, new art prints, our classic hand silkscreen printed alphabet prints, t-shirts for kids and grow-ups alike and much more. For San Francisco we’ll be at Booth #35 (click here to see the larger SF vendor map!) And then for Los Angeles we’ll be at booth #26 (click here to see the larger LA vendor map!)

San Francisco Renegade Vendor & booth map, with strawberryluna at #35. Click to see a larger version.

LA Renegade Vendor & booth map, with strawberryluna at #26. Click to see a larger version.

As always both the San Francisco & the Los Angeles Renegade Craft Fairs will have tons of amazing vendors and lots of super cool and crafty free demos and special events. Renegade Craft Fair is always FREE to attend and super family & pet friendly. No, really. So come on out to one, or both 🙂 We’d love to see you there! Details for each show below, cause we’re friendly & helpful like that 🙂

Click here for more info about & directions to Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco!

Details for San Francisco Renegade

When: July 9th & 10th from 11am – 7pm both days.

Where: Fort Mason Festival Pavillion right on the Bay! Click here for info & directions.

What: Over 200 amazing vendors (<– Click to see the full list of artists & crafters for San Francisco) of handmade goods, interactive craft workshops by The Museum Of Craft & Design and Accessorize With Small Toys & more! Delicious food and beverages by Tante’s, Ms. D’s Fabulous Catering and Neetos Café. Click here for more info!

Cost: FREE! Totally, completely and awesomely FREE to attend.

Click here for more info about & directions to Renegade Craft Fair in Los Angeles!

Details for Los Angeles Renegade

When: July 16th & 17th from 11am – 7pm both days.

Where: Los Angeles Historic State Park, aka The Cornfields.  Click here for info & directions.

What: Over 200 amazing vendors (<– Click to see the full list of artists & crafters for Los Angeles) of handmade goods, interactive craft workshops by Power & Light Press, Professor Pincushion, Sew LA, Swap-o-rama-rama, The Urban Craft Center, Side Street Projects, & more! DJing and music by the awesome KXLU and Amoeba Music! And the Second Acts Animal Rescue will be on hand raising awareness and funds for their incredible work with animals. Delicious food and beverages by  fantastic local food trucks and restaurants from the LA area. There will also be FREE raffles of some of the work for sale from the Renegade Handmade shop in Chicago too. Yay! Click here for more info!

Cost: FREE! Totally, completely and awesomely FREE to attend.

See you there!

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Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn, see you there!

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Hoooray! Who doesn’t love a trip to the Big Apple? And Brooklyn’s just lovely this time of year.

We’re working around the clock to get ready for one of the biggest craft shows of the year, the super dupes Renegade Craft Fair, Brooklyn edition. We’re debuting a new series of giclee prints that we’ve been working on this Spring, as well as new rock posters, new art prints, and new a new line of baby & toddler tees too.  Can’t wait!

With over 300 of the best makers, crafters & artists from all over the world, the 7th annual Renegade in Brooklyn is sure to be a blast. Renegade Craft Fair is free to attend and very family friendly!

Our booth is #166, right at the corner of Lorimer & Bayard. You can click the map below to see a larger version too with all of the vendor numbers and check here for a list of all 300+ participating artists as well.

Click for a larger version of this map.

The Important Details:

What:

  • At the Renegade Craft Fair you can expect to find only the best indie-craft and DIY artisans! Featuring both local and national talent, shoppers can anticipate a vast array of independently designed jewelry, clothing, paper goods, home + garden goods, posters, artwork, plush objects, bath + body products, and so much more!!
  • Attendees can get crafty by participating in a number of interactive workshops, and find inspiration from local businesses who keep Brooklyn in the loop with all-things creative.
  • Food will be available for purchase from Hecho en Casa, Urban Rustic, and a coffee bar will be provided by Joyride.
  • Renegade Craft Fair is free to attend and very family friendly!

Where: McCarren Park, in Brooklyn NY in the track & soccer fields.

When: Saturday June 11th & Sunday June 12th from 11am – 7pm each day.

Who: Over 300 artists and crafters of handmade awesomeness!

Why: In the Digital Age, handmade is more important than ever. Come see why!

For more information about Renegade Craft Fair, Brooklyn click here.

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Don’t forget :) Handmade Arcade is this Saturday 4/16!

Just a quick reminder that we’ll be attending, vending, talking, and showing our wares at the one & only & spectactular Handmade Arcade craft fair in Pittsburgh this Saturday (ONLY, it’s a 1-day boomer).

Handmade Arcade is totally FREE to attend and with over 100 of the best artists and crafters setting up shop, it’s going to be pretty great. We’ve got bunches of new stuff in tow and are so excited to get t do a show right here at home for a change. See yinz there!

Handmade Arcade is on Saturday April 16th, 2011 (just ONE day!) from 11am – 7pm at The David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. And best of all? Handmade Arcade is FREE to attend!

The  Important Details:

  • When: Saturday, April 16th from 11am – 7pm
  • Where: The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown at Penn Avenue & 10 Streets.
  • Free admission
  • Over 100 vendors, local and far-flung.
  • Easy to get to: close to many bus lines and the T; on-site garage parking; also accessible by foot, bike or even watercraft!
  • More space than ever: wide aisles, extra larger vendor room.
  • Early Birdie passes (as always) See below for more info.
  • Refreshments on-site.
  • Hands-on activities for the whole family.
Our booth in 2009 next to Mike Budai with the awesome crowds  at the Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh PA.
Our booth in 2009 next to Mike Budai with the awesome crowds  at the Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh PA.

We are thrilled to be a part of this awesome return! We’ll be there working our booth and talking with folks, selling our prints, posters, alphabet prints, test prints, t-shirts, shoot. You name it! So come on out and see all of the best that the modern Handmade Movement has to offer you Pittsburgh.

About: “Handmade Arcade is run by a collective of creative Pittsburghers who have helped to shape and bolster Pittsburgh’s independent craft scene over the past six years. Founded in 2004 — when no events in the Pittsburgh region served the burgeoning DIY craft community — Handmade Arcade provides crafters working outside the mainstream/fine arts sector with a grassroots high-visibility venue to sell wares and build community.

Tapping into a vibrant subculture of young, innovative designers who bring a fresh, artistic, and often subversive sensibility to traditional crafting, Handmade Arcade provides Pittsburgh-based crafters with an alternative to high-end, fine arts fairs and traditional craft venues, while connecting the city to a thriving craft culture that is sweeping the nation from Brooklyn to Berkeley. Handmade Arcade has made sure that Pittsburgh remains on this significant cultural map. Creative, motivated individuals come to Handmade Arcade to build an audience for their handmade products, and they leave seeing Pittsburgh in a new, positive light.”

And yep! Handmade Arcade is selling their ever-popular Early Birdie passes for the show too. Click here for details.

For more information about Handmade Arcade click here.

Here’s a great short profile on the Handmade Arcade from the 2009 show:

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