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Richmond Craft Mafia Spring Bada-Bing Time!

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Hello Richmond! And the Richmond, VA area! We are heading your way for the first time ever and couldn’t be more excited to meet you.

We will be vending at the Richmond Craft Mafia Spring Bada-Bing show this Saturday (and this Saturday ONLY) April 5th at the lovely Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in lovely Richmond, VA. The show is a one-day-boomer and runs from 11am – 5pm, rain or shine. But we hear it’s mostly going to be shine. Hooray!

So come on out and see the handiwork of over 80 amazing vendors and makers of handmade craft. And if that’s not enough? Hello! Craft Beer. Seriously, it’s going to be a blast.

Who: The Richmond Craft Mafia

What: “Spring Bada-Bing: locally brewed crafty goodnesss” is an independent artist craft show in Richmond, Virginia

Where: The show will be held at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery,

When: Saturday, April 5th, 2014 from 11am to 5 pm

Why: Because, after 8 years, we still want to bring unique, innovative shopping to RVA – this time with beer!

Entrance Fee? – Heck no! Free, baby, free.

Say, what about parking? – There is plenty of free on-street parking all around Hardywood.

For more info head over to the Richmond Craft Mafia site here, and we’ll see you there!

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Shad Festival – See you this weekend in Lambertville, NJ!

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Come see strawberryluna this weekend in Lambertville, NJ for the 32nd Annual Shad Festival – Saturday April 27th & Sunday 28th from 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm both days.

Admission to Shad Festival is FREE and open to public. Beautiful & historic Lambertville, NJ is just across the Delaware River from beautiful & historic New Hope, PA.

80 of the region’s finest artists and handmade crafters will be in attendance vending and showing their work, featuring everything from art, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, apparel, accessories, home décor and more! We will bring lots of our hand silkscreen printed Art Prints, Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters, Test Prints, Lunch Bags and more. And, we’ll be vending right along next to Allison’s mom, Mamoucha Soaps too.

The Lambertville, NJ Shad Festival has evolved from a local art show into a nationally recognized award-winning event. Shad Fest features the area’s finest artists and crafters, great food and family entertainment, but the two-day extravaganza also serves as a venue for local non-profit organizations to raise necessary operating funds.

There are also cooking demonstrations both days, lots of family fun activities can be found throughout the event, live musical performances and lots more. On Saturday, The Delaware River Basin Commission will be teaching the public about how to test water quality at Lewis Island.

For a full list of activities, directions, and more info about the 2013 Shad Festival and the accompanying arts festival click here for the Shad Festival website.

Hope to see you there!

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Handmade Arcade Hooray! This Saturday 12/8 – One Day Only!

The Holidays are here in full effect and so is the amazing Handmade Arcade here in our hometown of Pittsburgh!

Handmade Arcade is our last craft show of the year, and we couldn’t be happier closing out our schedule right here at home. Come join us and over 150+ vendors from all over the country with some of the nation’s best indie artists and crafters selling amazing handmade works for your holiday shopping lists – and don’t forget to pick up something for yourself too. You deserve it!

We’ll be at Booth #154 and we will have lots and lots of our Art Prints, Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters, Lunch Bags, Hand Screen Printed Wine Gift Bags, Wood Art Pieces (super new from our gallery show at Wildcard!) and Test Prints plus more goodies!

Handmade Arcade is Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent art & craft fair and is now in it’s 9th year. Handmade Arcade is FREE to attend and will be at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Downtown with tons of cool & creative activities for children and adults alike in the Hands-On Handmade section all day too.

This year we are also honored to have designed the special tote bags for our friends at Handmade Arcade too! They will be available for sale at the Handmade Arcade booth with our exclusive custom design below, and are expertly printed by the folks at The Cotton Factory:

The free Holley Trolley that runs in Downtown Pittsburgh will be making regular stops all day at the Convention Center for Handmade Arcade, and free parking will be provided by  most garages (Convention Center garage excluded) and free on-street parking as well.

So don’t miss out on the biggest Holiday Show in Pittsburgh and get your Handmade Holidays on with us. See you there!

What: Handmade Arcade is Pittsburgh largest independent handmade art & craft show.

Where: The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown Pittsburgh.

When: Saturday December 8th, 2012  – ONE DAY only from 11am – 7pm. FREE to attend!

Why: Because Handmade Is Best.

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.

WYEP’s Holiday Shoppe this Sunday

 

Pittsburgh’s independent music station WYEP FM is hosting a great little independent holiday shopping experience hosted at their Community Broadacast Center and featuring the work of local handmade artisans:

Barker’s Herbs & Heirlooms (Steampunk, altered art, vintage image, & upcycled items.)
By Suz (Accessories including handbags, wraps, scarves, and hats.)
Carol H Designs (Personally designed & hand-made jewlery featuring sterling silver & Swarovski crystal beads.)
Charmed By Nature (Handcrafted jewelry with a sense of humor.)
Extra Impressions (Custom gift wrapping featuring handmade, decorative, imported, and recycled papers.)
JOPA (Handcrafted, imported, recycled.)
Lenny Pang Designs (Handmade, one-of-a-kind notecards, itty-bitty books, wisdom magnets and Fancy Shmancy bookmarks.)
On the Rocks Designs (Original, handcrafted jewelry.)
Robyn’s Nest Pottery (Handmade pottery.)
Silent Lotus (Specializing in jewelry and art inspired by the designs of nature and the beauty of simplicity.)
Spooky Kelly (Reconstructed tees, original handmade clothing, patches, bags, and other accessories.)
Strawberry Luna (Hand screenprinted art prints and gig posters.)
Whimsical Wonders (One of a kind windchimes and jewelry made from silverware.)
Wren & Rita (Handmade bags and accessories, and pouches using recycled sweaters.)

And more! (Part of all profits go to support WYEP.)

And, no holiday shoppe is complete without baked goods – good thing The Goodie Truck will be parked in front of the station, selling their delicious desserts!

There is no admission fee, stop by and get a start on your holiday shopping at WYEP this November 29.

The details:

Holiday Shoppe at WYEP
November 29, 2009
10am-2pm
The WYEP Community Broadcast Center

WYEP Community Broadcast Studio is located on Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood at 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.

Thank you Handmade Arcade!

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That thanks goes for the organizers AND the awesome attendees. We had the BEST time all weekend. The Handmade Arcade (with 8,000+ people attending, it’s Pittsburgh’s largest indie/DIY craft show) just seems to get better every year. Everyone that we got to talk with was so nice and open; lots of fun conversations. What can I say? I love to talk shop. And happily, as it turns out, people love to talk craft and art too.

Chatting with a print & design friend

Chatting with a print & design friend

Plus, the new location was the BOMB. No foolin’! Handmade Arcade moved to the Hunt Armory, one of the largest National Guard Armory buildings around. It’s a really cool space with tons of natural light, room for crowds and vendors to breathe and of course, heavy vehicles. Turned out to be a very interesting mix. 

heavy vehicles make way for crafty crafters

heavy vehicles make way for crafty crafters

 

crowds at the Handmade Arcade

People looking at crafts at the Handmade Arcade.

Lots more photos over at Flickr too. Thanks bunches all! See you next year!