One of my favorite things about Indie Crafting is getting to hang out with others in person. Sure, I love the global accessibility of the internet, but sometimes it’s fun to rent a giant space, set up tables, and buy or sell crafts. In my neck of the woods, there is no show better than Seattle’s Urban Craft Uprising, (which is currently accepting applications for their summer show). I love strolling through the stalls, soaking up all of the ambient creativity, seeing what others have crafted, and stocking up on enough indie goodness to last me till the next show.
For those in Rhode Island, Rhodycraft’s Craftopia will be here in a little over a month. Check out more about the “day-long, festive-as-all-get-out, juried art and craft event held at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, RI,” on their website.
Grand Central Terminal’s annual Holiday Fair is an awesome opportunity for crafters in the NYC area, and March 14th and 15th from 9:30 to 5, they are hosting an open call for crafters! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For those in the midwest, the fabulous Indie Craft Revolution takes place in St. Louis, MO in July and is organized by the St. Louis Craft Mafia. And they’re taking applications!
Know of any others coming up in your area? Feel free to share more about them in the comments, or send me a link.