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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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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.

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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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Thank you Chicago!

Chicago & The Renegade Craft Fair Gang? You are fantastic. Thanks to everyone who came out to shop and check out the 350+ artists and crafters at the 2010 Renegade Craft Fair in Wicker Park, Chicago. It was great getting to meet so many new people and to talk with old friends too.

After doing our usual fun convoy caravan with my friends Mark & Beth from Hero Design, I set off on my own to find my way into Roscoe Village in Chicago.

Forgoing the hotel route, this time I took the advice of a friend and tried out the website Homeaway.com to see if I could find a short term condo / apt. rental for our friends Beth & Joel from Rag Trader Vintage & myself to crash in while working Renegade. It took a little work and a lot of back & forth communication between a few different owners, but in the end it worked out beautifully. We found the Roscoe Village Guest House units, with a 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom place in the super pretty Roscoe Village neighborhood for less than a hotel, and, shoot. We had a kitchen & livingroom to relax in at the end of a long hard workday. I highly recommend them. And Rag Trader Vintage were my lifesaving booth neighbors, helping me set up & break down this time since I was working this show solo. Thank you so much guys!

Despite the potential for trouble with rain on Saturday morning, everything turned out tip top. The early morning rains on Saturday went from this:

Rainy Saturday set up.

To this within just a couple of hours and all was perfect for the rest of the weekend 🙂

All set up and in the sun. Yay!

And, holy cow geekery, we got a mention on the amazing design & lifestyle blog Apartment Therapy today in a post about first-time art buying, where our Beach House poster was the recommended print buy from the Renegade Handmade Store in Wicker Park. Thank you Apartment Therapy, you make me blush.

Click to read the full Apartment Therapy article.

And last but never least, thanks so much to a customer who left me this sweet note, you ROCK and made my day:

Dawww, thank you kind sir!

Hope to see you all again in December & next year!

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San Fran bound! Renegade Craft Fair SF, we’ll see you there :)

Hey lovely city of San Francisco, that I have never ever been to…can’t wait to meet you at the end of this month! That’s right, we here at strawberryluna are taking the plunge and adding another Renegade Craft Fair to our roster of craft shows that we’re doing this year. Super so duper excited to be accepted into this prestigious juried show too.

Tell me, what should do when we’re not working the booth at Renegade? I’m kind of partial to checking out the night tour of Alcatraz, as I’ve heard that it’s amazing. I’m also thinking about checking out the SF MoMA and the Cartoon Art Museum too, but welcome any suggestions. Please post comments and give us a shout out for other can’t-miss things to do and see in San Francisco, won’t you?

Anyhoo, we’re bring a TON of new art prints and Test Prints to this show, as well as anything else that we can make sit still long enough to screenprint 🙂 So please, come by and introduce yourself, say hi, and have fun with us. Hope to see you there!

And here are the details for the awesome, FREE, and always jam packed with amazing handmade work and fun people Renegade Craft Fair in SF:

Join us for the The 3rd Annual Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco on July 31 + August 1, from 11am – 7pm each day at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion!

Always FREE-TO-ATTEND – the Bay’s favorite craft, art, design and DIY spectacular will feature over 225 of today’s finest indie-craft talents from all over the nation, craft-workshops , entertainment + other features!

You can expect to find all sorts of incredible handmade goods at the Fair! Get a sneak-peek of who will be setting up shop at this year’s San Francisco summertime event on our Artist Page!

We encourage attendees to ride public transportation or bicycle to the Fair! If you are driving, the Fort Mason Center offers low-cost parking on site, or there is street parking in the surrounding neighborhood.

Please see our FAQ for all the details, directions + lots more info!

Below is a clickable map of the Renegade Craft Fair, with some directions to my booth #26, right next to my lovely and fantastic friend Sara from girls can tell (yay!). Click to see a larger, and rotated proper version of the Vendor Map.

See? Now you can’t get lost. You’re welcome!

Come say hi! I'm booth #26! Click to rotate and see a larger map.

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Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn reminder! Come say hellos!

Just a quick reminder that I will be in Brooklyn, NY this weekend at the fabulous Renegade Craft Fair, and so looking forward to it!

Renegade Craft Fair is one of the premiere independent DIY showcases of all things art, craft, and handmade. Renegade Craft Fairs are held in several cities across the US every year – including Brooklyn, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles & Austin.  The fair is known for being one of the first events of its kind, and for having the top-notch indie-craft artists and designers who travel from all over the map to participate. Renegade got its start in Chicago’s Wicker Park in the fall of 2003, and has spread like wildfire ever since.

With over 300 artists coming together in historic McCarren Park in Brooklyn to sell our handmade work, this year’s Renegade Craft promises to be as amazing as ever, if not more so. There will live music and live craft demonstrations, as well as an hourly raffle of goodies at theEtsy booth too. AND!  Renegade Craft Fair is wide open to the public and 100 % FREE to attend too.

I’m going to have tons of new prints and posters and test prints, as well as lots of other new goodies too. So come say hi! We love love love meeting new friends at shows!

Check it: strawberryluna, Booth #65. Write it down ;) Click the below to see a larger map image.

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The Details:

What: Renegade Craft Fair, Brooklyn

When: June 5th & 6th, 2010

Where: McCarren Park, in the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY at Driggs Ave + Lorimer St. + Bayard St. + Union St. (as above)

Cost: FREE!!!

Why: For cream of the crop handmade awesomeness.

And here is the photo of our little pup Sprite, helping me pack up some of those new Test Prints I mentioned, featured on the Renegade Blog:

Sprite: The best 17lb assistant ever 😉


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Renegade Craft Fair, Brooklyn – come see me June 5th & 6th!

ROMG I’m so excited to announce that I am returning to the fantastic Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn, New York this year! I’ve been lucky enough to participate in this exceptional show in 2006, 2007, and 2008, then skipping 2009 in favor of taking my first vacation for my birthday in 5 years (in London, Paris, & Le Mans = the only reason I missed Renegade Craft Brooklyn 2009.)

And now, I’m back baby!

Renegade Craft Fair is one of the premiere independent DIY showcases of all things art, craft, and handmade. Renegade Craft Fairs are held in several cities across the US every year – including Brooklyn, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles & Austin.  The fair is known for being one of the first events of its kind, and for having the top-notch indie-craft artists and designers who travel from all over the map to participate. Renegade got its start in Chicago’s Wicker Park in the fall of 2003, and has spread like wildfire ever since.

With over 300 artists coming together in historic McCarren Park in Brooklyn to sell our handmade work, this year’s Renegade Craft promises to be as amazing as ever, if not more so. There will live music and live craft demonstrations, as well as an hourly raffle of goodies at the Etsy booth too. AND!  Renegade Craft Fair is wide open to the public and 100 % FREE to attend too.

I’m going to have tons of new prints and posters, as well as lots of other new goodies too, from tshirts to tote bags and more. So come say hi!

Check it: strawberryluna, Booth #65. Write it down 😉

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The Details:

What: Renegade Craft Fair, Brooklyn

When: June 5th & 6th, 2010

Where: McCarren Park, in the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY at Driggs Ave + Lorimer St. + Bayard St. + Union St. (as above)

Cost: FREE!!!

Why: For cream of the crop handmade awesomeness.

* About Renegade: In the summer of 2007, Renegade opened the doors to a cute little storefront shop in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL called Renegade Handmade. Located  on 1924 W. Division St. in Chicago, Renegade Handmade sells the work of Renegade crafters year ’round.  They carry the work of over 400 independent artists from around the globe, many of whom participate in our fairs.  When in Chicago, visit the brick + mortar or online at RenegadeHandmade.com.

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