Friday, November 11, 2011

guide to 2011 holiday craft fairs in the mitten

shoppers and crafters in southeastern michigan are quite spoiled come november and december, as there's a plethora of craft fairs happening in the area. each year i am in awe at the raw, creative talent that poors out of this fine mitten state. the talent includes those selling their art at these shows, as well as the organizers of them- as it's no simple feat. supporting independent artists at events like these is the way to go year round, and especially during the consumer-heavy holiday season. why not buy local and talk to the maker as you're making that special purchase?

each year i get super excited about not only participating in holiday craft fairs, but also hitting them up for some shopping! the hardest part is sticking to buying gifts and not wanting to buy everything for myself. 

here's a quick guide to give you the lowdown on where to shop when.  this is just a list i've gathered and wanted to mention, it's not all inclusive, and it doesn't mean the vendor lists are live on the event sites. check it out, and stay tuned to their websites for details and updates!
Nov. 12, 11-4pm
Ypsilanti Senior Center, Ypsilanti, MI

Nov. 19, 10-5pm
The Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church, Ferndale, MI
Nov. 25-27, Fri. 12-10pm, Sat. & Sun. 11-7pm
Ferndale, MI
(Rust Belt is in action every weekend, but this weekend is the 3 day blockbuster)

Nov. 26, 10-4pm
Masonic Temple, Flint, MI

Dec. 3-4, Sat. 10-7pm, Sun. 11-6pm
Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI
(dang argyle will be vending!)

Dec. 10, 10-7pm
Braun Court, Ann Arbor, MI

Dec. 10-11, Sat. 11-8pm, Sun. 12-6pm
Corner Brewery, Ypsilanti, MI
(dang argyle will be vending!)

Dec. 17, 8-2am
Majestic Theater, Detroit, MI
(still accepting vendors through nov. 20!)

1 comment:

Flint Handmade said...

Thanks for the mention! :)