Wednesday, July 18, 2012

summer craft & art fairs!

there are a few crafty shopping opportunities coming up through the end of summer. if you're looking for some craft + make + art, to break up all those great lakes trips, throw these on your calendar:
july 18-21 is the big ann arbor art fair. this event is huge, and not all of it contains things you may like. in addition to the main art vendors there are many artists setting up shop on the sidewalks. there will literally be art (and weird stuff) everywhere! i plan to say hi to sloe gin fizz, little sister jewelry, courtney fischer jewelry, and all things grow, who are setting up at 322 liberty, near seva.

summer 2012 poster by FM DUST
also this saturday, july 21, is the shadow art fair in ypsilanti. be sure to check out the vendor list. lots of new art to see. and a new shadow brew to taste. i highly recommend buying some greens from the foraging florist!

july 28-29 is the amazing maker faire detroit at the henry ford museum! handmade detroit's craft faire will be set up in the craft zone, so keep an eye out. here's the vendor list. i'm really looking forward to seeing more of the fair this year!

The Blind Pig Hosts: THE LOCAL BAZAAR!
on sunday, august 5, the local bizarre will be happening at the blind pig in ann arbor. a combination of vintage sellers and local artists will be selling their wares. something for everybody! as well as a full bar and local DJs spinning.

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even when i'm not selling at local craft fairs i love attending them for many reasons. seeing friends, finding original handmade goods to buy, often having tasty snacks or beverages, meeting new people, chatting about art and craft and the world! craft fairs are such a fun place to be, and i give big props to those who organize and sell at them. 

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