I’ve got the skinny on the indie craft shows that are coming to your town this holiday season. Looking to fight the urge to shop for the stale and mass-produced and at “The Mall”, but aren’t sure about this new-fangled online shopping or just want to check out the goods in person, then check out these indie craft shows!
Raleigh, North Carolina
Rock and Shop Market on December 2nd from 1-5pm. Over 35 emerging artists will be showcasing their designer goods with live performances by The Midtown Dickens, The Octobers and DJ Marco. Located at Tir Na Nog, 218 South Blount St.
Squidfire’s Holiday Mart on December 9th from 12-6pm at the First Unitarian Church on Charles and Franklin St. Baltimore’s First D.I.Y. Craft Fair featuring 20 artists selling everything from jewelry to puppets to t-shirts! You will see yours truly at this one.
Urban Craft Uprising, December 2nd & 3rd from 11am-5pm at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
Providence, Rhode Island
Craftland is an annual holiday sale that celebrates all kinds of handmade objects and the people who make them. This year Craftland will open its doors at 70 Eddy St. on Friday December 1, 2006, and will be open until December 23. CRAFTLAND is open five days a week, Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 6pm, and Thursdays 11 – 8pm December 1st – 23rd! Opening party on Friday, December 1st, 5 – 9pm.
Ypsilanti , Michigan
Shadow Art Fair at the Corner Brewery located at 720 Norris Street, at Forest Avenue in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town. December 1st and 2nd.
Bazaar Bizarre on December 2nd from 12-9pm at the 1300 Gallery located at 1300 W. 78th St.
Maven Craft Fair December 1-3 located at 1700 Dwight Way.
Richmond Craft Mafia’s Handmade Holiday Trunk Show, December 2 at the Bainbridge Art Center. Sponsored by the Richmond Craft Mafia.
The Renegade Craft Fair on December 9th and 10th from 12-5pm at Pulaski Park located at 1419 W. Blackhawk.
Bust Magazine Holiday Craftacular, December 9th from 11 am to 9pm at the Warsaw, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 261 Driggs Ave.
FELT CLUB, December 9th from 12-7pm at UCC, 4315 Melrose Ave., Hollywood.
Indie*Licious Holiday Bazaar at the MicroMuseum December 17th from 12-5pm. Sponsored by the Ladies Independent Design League.
Crafty Wonderland will feature 40+ independent artists and crafters selling their work! The 2nd Sunday of every month from 11-4 pm at the Doug Fir Lounge – 830 E. Burnside.
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Craft Mafia Mafia “Last Stop Shop” Holiday Market/Party, December 21st from 6-10pm at The Big Top, 1638 Clio. Sponsored by the New Orleans Craft Mafia.
Plus Decor8 has put together a kickass guide to indie craft shows in the Boston +Providence areas.