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

Click for more info about and directions to both San Francisco and Los Angeles Renegade Craft Fairs!

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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Quick Flatstock reminder! We’ll be in Chicago at Renegade & Pitchfork this weekend, buzz on by :)

Artwork by Flatstock artists Landland.

This is just a quick double reminder that strawberryluna will at Renegade Handmade’s big fun Rock Paper Show release party on Thursday from 7-9pm and then we’ll be showing & selling posters and prints at Flatstock 26 Chicago among the 50+ poster artists at the AWESOME  Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park this weekend, starting Friday at 3pm.

At Flatstock we’ll be there  debuting a giant new crop of posters and Test Prints as well as art prints and more. So please say hello when you drop by the Flatstock Poster Show at the end of the food vendors lane at Pitchfork Music Fest. We love meeting new folks at shows, big time.

Click on the following links for more details about both the Rock Paper Show release party & the whole situation for Flatstock. Hope to see you there!

To learn more about Flatstock Poster Shows, click here!

Here are the rest of the main details for Flatstock 26 ChicagoPitchfork Music Fest, 2010:

Dates: Friday, July 16 – Sunday, July 18, 2010
Times: Friday: 3pm- 10pm / Saturday + Sunday: 12pm – 10pm
Location: Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
(Corner of Lake St. and Ashland Ave.) Get map
And here is a map of the Festival grounds with Flatstock all called out. We just don’t want you to get lost. Click the below for a larger version!

Click for a larger version of the Pitchfork & Flatstock map!

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Rock Paper Show book: Chicago Release Party

The new Rock Paper Show: Flatstock Volume 1 book.

Kicking off our long weekend in Chicago for Flatstock Poster Show at the Pitchfork Music Fest, the great crew from  Soundscreen Design & Rock Paper Show: Flatstock Volume 1 book are having a party this week, and you’re invited.

Come out for the Chicago release party for Rock Paper Show: Flatstock Volume 1 at our superfriends shop, the Renegade Handmade store  in the Wicker Park neighborhood on Thursday, July 15 from 7-9pm. The book, posters and collaborators will be on site. And we’re quite excited to be finally getting to visit the Renegade Handmade store since it’s one of the biggest carriers of my prints and posters. Totally can’t wait! So if you live in Chicago, or are in Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival or just love gigposters, come say “hi”!  We’ll be there hanging out, chatting with everyone, and yeah…probably shopping a little bit too 🙂

What’s the connection you ask? We’re super proud to have a nice set of  Flatstock posters featured in this really rad new book, including an exclusive poster designed just for this book all about Flatstock Poster Shows. Read more about the book and why we love it here!

Hope to see you there. For more info and directions to the Renegade Handmade store click here.

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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 😉

click to see a bigger version of this map

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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Thank you Chicago & Renegade!

Just wanted to give a bustass shout out to everyone in Chicago who came out and made this year’s Chicago Renegade Craft Fair so fun and so amazing. It’s always so great doing a busy show and getting to meet so many awesome people. I was a little overwhelmed with the idea of working this 2-day, outdoor festival solo, but man oh man, things could not have gone more smoothly. Perfect weather, lovely neighbors, and awesome shoppers. The crowd was really big, and everyone was super friendly and nice. What else could a craft show boother ask for?

I got a quick chance to step out into the crowds on Saturday & take this one. Busy all of the time!

I got a quick chance to step out into the crowds on Saturday & take this one. Busy all of the time!

A typical view of the weekend from booth #135, strawberrylunaville.

A typical view of the weekend from booth #135, strawberrylunaville.

A special thanks to Sue Daly & everyone else of Renegade for all of your hard work, I can’t imagine the monumental kitten herding feat it must be to bring this fair to order. You guys did a phenomenal job! And a double extra special thanks to my homies in Pittsburghtown, the little area of Renegade where fellow Pittsburgh Craft Collective crafters Rag Trader, garbella and Cosy Knits and myself were. Thanks for looking out for me, and most huge thanks to Rag Trader Beth &  her brother Joel, I could not have done it without you cats.

This trip was super special as it was the 2nd part of a 2 week show tour that I did with friends and fellow print and poster artists Hero Design & Delicious Design League too. Thanks for your hospitality Delicious! We love hanging around Chicago, as the photos while working and playing below can attest to. And there are more boring photos on my Flickr page here!

Lamps

Lamps by neighbors Bright Lights Little City made from vintage ribbon. Click for more info!

And below, some photos from our day off in Chicago on Monday. It’s always so nice when we can build in a little time to walk around and do quintessential things in other cities.

A bag by Pink Corporation that I wish I'd bought. Can't find it anywhere online now, Darn!

A bag by Pink Corporation that I wish I'd bought. Can't find it anywhere online now, Darn!

Heading into Wrigley Field, go Cubs!

Heading into Wrigley Field, go Cubs!

The awesomely pretty field before the game got started.

The awesomely pretty field before the game got started. PS-those are bleachers on the buildings across the street...yowza!

Instant Cubs fan. The whole field smells like popcorn, cotton candy  happiness.

Instant Cubs fan. The whole field smells like popcorn, cotton candy happiness.

Wizard Car!!!! Found in Indiana, with Mark Hero feelin' the magic.

Wizard Car!!!! Found in Sandusky County, Ohio on the way home, with Mark Hero feelin' the magic.

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