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Yep. We’re Crafty Bastards, come see us in DC!

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That’s right! The time is almost here DC area folks, and we can’t wait to see you all again. Hooray!

Crafty Bastards will be held outdoors on Saturday September 27th + Sunday September 28th from 10am to 5pm (both days) at Union Market and features over 140 artists and crafters from around the country.

Now in its 11th amazing year, the incredible Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is a highly juried show of some of the very best in Handmade Makers from independent artists, presented by the Washington City Paper, and we are so honored to be a part of this fabulous show once again. Admission is $5 each day, and yes! Tickets are available in advance online here.

We will be vending both days of the Fair, with lots of new work and old favorites in tow from our hand printed hand pulled silkscreen Art Prints, hand screen printed Rock Posters, hand pulled Alphabet Prints, Lunch Bags, Test Prints and more. So do come and say hello, we can’t wait to see you DC!

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The Details:

Who: Over 140 hand-picked Makers, Artists and Crafters from around the USA.

What: Crafty Bastards is an exhibition + sale of handmade goods from the best  independent artists around.

When: Saturday 9/27 & Sunday 9/28 from 10am to 5pm, both days.

Where: Outside at the Union Market located at 1309 5th Street NE in Washington, D.C. Accessible via the NoMa-Gallaudet University/New York Ave. station on Metro’s Red line.

Why: Because Handmade in America is the best!

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We are Crafty Bastards this weekend in DC!

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Yep, that’s right. We are Crafty Bastards!

This coming weekend on Saturday September 28th & Sunday September 29th, 2013 we are so thrilled and honored to be a part of the amazing Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair in our nation’s capitol, Washington, DC at Union Market. This is the first year that Crafty Bastards is 2 days long and we will be there at Booth #15 for BOTH days, so we can’t wait to have double the fun.

The Washington DC City Paper’s Crafty Bastards Fair will be held outdoors on Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 in the Union Market parking lot. Admission is $5 each day (ticket price subject to change).

Important info about Crafty Bastards:

  • This show is a HUGE event and draws giant crowds to see the amazing set of the best of the best of handmade makers, crafters and artists from all around the US and beyond. Over 140+ vendors will be there, some on one day, others (like us) on both days. Check the vendor and scheduled list for info right here and a detailed map over here.
  • We’ll be at Booth Number 15 for BOTH Saturday & Sunday, (see map below), so come on by!
  • This is a ticketed and very busy show, now in its 10th year. Tickets are absolutely available for pre-sale here! Pre-sale 1-day passes are just $5, but with an equally amazing set of crafters coming on Sunday, make a weekend of it for $10 as both days will have different sets of artists and crafters!
  • Where:  Washington, DC at Union Market Union Market, located at 1309 5th Street NE and is accessible via the NoMa-Gallaudet University/New York Ave. station on Metro’s Red line.
  • When: Crafty Bastards runs from 10am to 5pm on both Saturday & Sunday 9/28 and 9/29.
  • For more information about the once-a-year and utterly fabulous Crafty Bastards visit their site here.

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For a larger version of the above map, just click on it, silly! Can’t wait to see you there DC!

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We’re Crafty Bastards! See you soon on November 10th Washington, DC!

We are Crafty Bastards! Yay! We’re so stoked to be a part of the amazing Arts & Crafts Fair Crafty Bastards again this year. It’s our favorite trip to Washington DC and definitely one of the best, funnest and most awesomely cool shows that we do all year.

We sincerely look forward to this show and can’t wait for this year’s new location at Union Market and new adventures with new and old friends.

Crafty Bastards brings together the very best of the best in the indie arts & craft movement and is only around for ONE day. And that day is this coming Saturday, November 10th from 10am – 5pm sharp. Rain or shine. Don’t miss out!

strawberryluna will be vending right smack in the middle from Booth #78 with lots of new Art Prints, Rock Posters, 2013 Sun Lion Wall Calendars, and brand new Test Prints (so fresh they are not even up in our webshop yet!), as well as classics like our Alphabet Prints and our Cardinal Seasons prints. Including our new 8.5×11 inch easy-to-frame-size set too!

Crafty Bastards has moved location this year to the Union Market (map below), for all relevant info on the new space, location, tickets, vendors, activities and more click HERE.

And here is a handy vendor map for you too! We are Booth #78, check HERE to see all of the participating vendors and their Booth numbers. You’re welcome hope to see you there!

 

 

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!

Quick Crafty Bastards reminder –> It’s tomorrow!

Just a super quick reminder that I will be at one of the country’s premiere craft and DIY handmade art shows in the country tomorrow in Washington, DC –> at Crafty Bastards! If you are in the area, definitely come check it out. I’m booth #50, but trust me there will be an overload of awesome. Get your holiday shopping started bright, right & early or treat yourself with some incredible handamde work.

A full sized and easily readable Vendor Map is here for you, and yeah like, um, come on over to #50 and say hi! :)

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That's right! The strawberryluna booth is at #50. Click for a larger image.

The awesome crew of Crafty Bastards have set up some extra cool things on their blog here from highlights of some of the hand selected talent showing this year, to The Art of the Snark, a cool little roundup of sharp wits, and a great article for booth monkeys, AKA craft show helpers.

DETAILS: Saturday, October 3, 2009, 10am-5pm at the Marie Reed Learning Center at 18th & Wyoming (Google Maps) in the hip Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.

And! Follow Crafty Bastards on Twitter to receive awesome of-the-moment special deals and AT the show! Just check out @CraftyBastards and have at it.

Other friends of mine that I love and who’s work you should check out are Bossanova Baby at #45, right next to Berkley Illustration at #44 , El Jefe Design at booth #20, Giant Dwarf at #112, girlscantell over at booth #23, Mogo at booth #33, and Squidfire at #29. Yay! Can’t wait.

Plus, lookit this cool illustration by Ben Claassen III that you can color and flip forward to make your own Crafty Bastards cover. He’ll be at booth #103.

For more information about the location and time, please check out my previous blog post here!

And, here is a sweet little preview of some of the artists at Crafty Bastards, via a fabulous Crafty Bastards Gift Guide put together at Etsy, so cool. (Look for my Set Of Any 3 Alphabet Prints!) Thanks guys!

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Click to see the Crafty Bastards Gift Guide!

Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair in DC this weekend, come say hi!

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Hooorraaay!! I am SO excited about this craft show, Crafty Bastards, happening on October 3rd, this coming Saturday. I’ve always heard great things about it, so I finally got up the gumption to apply for it this year, and lo! I made the cut. Since this is my first time, I don’t have a lot of firsthand info or chat, so I will let the spectacular crew of Crafty Bastards do the talking. From the Crafty Bastards website, all of the information you will ever need. Mention that you saw this post on my blog, and receive a free bookmark & sticker pack OR $5 off of my newest art print, Fall 2009, your choice friend.

Hope to see you there! Here is a great list of the participating vendors for 2009, searchable by name, alphabetical order, or craft type, how helpful and rad!

All about the Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair:

What is it?
Now in its 6th year, Crafty Bastards(sm) Arts & Crafts Fair is an exhibition and sale of handmade alternative arts and crafts from independent artists presented by the Washington City Paper. The fair is all-day, outdoors, free to attend, and will offer goods for sale, food, entertainment, prizes, and more! Crafty Bastards will take place Saturday, October 3, 2009 in Washington, DC.

Why are we doing it?
As DC’s premier alternative newsweekly, City Paper promotes underground art and strives to connect the voice and vision of the indie craft community with our readers. In our Classifieds section, in print and online, we have a special Crafty Bastards advertising section through which craftspeople can sell their wares and throughout the year we post craft related info on the Crafty Bastards blog, Cut the Craft, where we invite talented crafters to share their knowledge and expertise with the public. Every fall we hold the fair which creates an experience where the urban consumer can discover unconventional, hard-to-find arts and crafts, meet the artists, as well as enjoy an outdoor event with fun and entertainment! In 2008 we hosted a spring show that focused on learning, workshops, up-and-coming artists, and those newer to the indie craft scene.

When is this event and how do I find it?

Saturday, October 3, 2009, 10am-5pm at the Marie Reed Learning Center at 18th & Wyoming (Google Maps) in the hip Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.

Read the FAQ for more information.

What kinds of crafts will I find?
You won’t find mass produced or imported goods here. You will find talented vendors handpicked by a select jury for their DIY chops and singular vision selling things you never knew existed and that you may never see again! There’ll be surprises at every booth including reconstructed clothing, punk rock baby clothes, handcrafted jewelry, whimsical and demented plush toys, handspun yarn, screen-printing, avant-garde art and much more!

Event History
In 2004, City Paper held the first Crafty Bastards(sm) Arts & Crafts Fair at the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace. We featured 150 vendors, food, and bands. In 2005, Crafty Bastards moved to the Marie Reed Learning Center in Adams Morgan, and has since featured more than 100 indie craft vendors, over 20,000 attendees, food, sponsors, prizes, a b-boy battle, workshops, and entertainment that’s included a fire-eater, kid-friendly rock shows, a fashion show, belly dancers and more! Our sixth year running, we expect another exciting display of creative talent, entertainment and fun for all!

Still have questions?
See our Frequently Asked Questions.

Show Time! The Greatest Trunk Show On Earth, this weekend

The Greatest Trunk Show On Earth is in Philadelphia!

Philadelphia City Paper's "The Greatest Trunk Show On Earth" is this Friday, May 16!

Philadelphia City Paper's "The Greatest Trunk Show On Earth" is this Friday, May 16!

The fantastic crew at the Philadelphia City Paper (part of the newspaper group that puts on the superb DC-Baltimore area Crafty Bastards show) is sponsoring and organizing a great one-day DIY indie craft and arts show in Philadelphia called (awesomely)  The Greatest Trunk Show On Earth. The Trunk Show is part of the opening day festivities for The Piazza at Schmidts celebrating this new and exciting cultural, art & entertainment space’s grand opening weekend.

The Greatest Trunk Show On Earth will be held (for one day only!) in the Northern Liberties newest cultural center The Piazza at Schmidts featuring live music, films, galleries, restaurants, bars and more. The Greatest Trunk Show On Earth show is on Saturday May 16th, from 11am – 4pm. Over 100 artists will be vending, showing their handmade work and talking to people about their arts, crafts and the life of a working artist. I will be there with a booth filled to the brim with art prints, posters, test prints and more!

The Greatest Trunk Show On Earth and The Piazza at Schmidts are located at Germantown Ave & N 2nd St, in Philadelphia, PA.

For more information click the links and images in this post.

Hope to see you there and enjoy the springshine!*

*Rain date: May 23rd, 2008

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Germantown Avenue & N. 2nd St. in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia