Tuesday, May 5, 2009

local craft shows: {the may/june edition}

sugared violet perfume by sweetanthem

grey dangler earrings by MountainManCreations

jiggity jig unisex tee by mchen

4 knit stitch pdf patterns by MissMotleys

bird nest flower necklace by MothHouse

white heart stitch earrings by thepinpals

guitar string big boy hoop earrings by cheapdatejewelry

Maine cityscape painting by Cityscapes by Breton

tie Pendant by MollyStuff

mittens photo notecard by SheShootsSheepSheepShots

silk star stitch porcelain vase by nesting emily

pair of tumbler cocktail glasses by lure arts


it’s that wonderful time of year again. spring has sprung and there are wonderful handmade festivals and shows and craft sales in every township and city! i asked folks to let me know here in this thread of any art & craft shows they’d be participating in for may & june – and here’s a roundup of wonderful spots where you can shop local and see your areas' finest artisans in action!

(sorry no folks from outside north america have dropped in on the thread yet- so please feel free to add your shows from everywhere here!)

in the US

boston, MA

May 16 to 17

SOWA art walk www.sowaartwalk.com.

come see: Cityscapes by Breton

Cambridge, MA

June 7th

Design Hive Indie Market

visit: cheapdatejewelry

Claire, MI

May 15 & 16

Yoder’s Quilt Auction

visit: Mulchandmore

Central MI

May 9 & 10

Uncle John’s Mother’s Day Art & Craft Show

see: teresaceramics

South Sutton , NH

May 9 & 10

New Hampshire Sheep & Wool festival: http://www.nhswga.com/content/view/36/33/

stop by and see: SheShootsSheepShots

Jacksonville, FL

May 16th

Riverdale Arts Market

Moth House

Phoenix, AZ

First Fridays Art Walk (happening the 1st Friday of every month)

visit crochetgal 's booth!

Columbus, OH

May 16-17th

Eco-Chic Craftacular http://www.columbuscraftacular.com/

check out:

MissMotleys & MollyStuff

Kenosha, WI

June 7

Good Old Summertime Art Fair

stop by and see: MadeByMarni

Seattle , WA

May 9th

Who’s Your Mama @ SPACE




in Canada

Ottawa, ON

May 9th

Tarts n’ Crafts @ Jack Purcell Community Centre

so many superstars:

like Emily Chen design

the pinpals

loot by stina B

and 3rdlife

to name a few cuties!

Gabriola, BC

Saturday Markets


Mountain Man Creations

Brandon, MB

May 15th

Brandon Farmer’s Market Co-op – the Town Centre


WillowTree Designs

Toronto, ON

May 16th

A Spring Handmade Market http://www.handmademarkettoronto.blogspot.com/

come by and see more Ontario superstars, like:

nesting Emily


flyball bags

lure arts

so check out your local listings and find out about all of the great LOCAL handmade shows & festivals happening in your area this season!

please post links & dates & festivals

YOU’LL be selling your handmade goodies @ in May & June below,

so everyone can see!

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  1. I just found out I was accepted into the Handmade Mart in Silver Spring, MD, and I'm super pumped! The show will be Sunday, May 31st, and will be accessible from Washington, DC via Metro.

    Other awesome folks who will be there include Oh Ginger and This Chickadee, which I'm pretty psyched about. Come on by, DC-area folks! It should be fun.

  2. Hey there!
    Oh, you are so on the ball! Thank you for including the Spring Handmade Market in your list and linking to my shop. I am really looking forward to it.

    Hope it's as beautiful in Ottawa today as it is here.
    Ele (aka minouette)

  3. Anyone know of some fairs in Northern CA? Not too soon, I want to build up inventory, but I'm itching to try my hand at a fair!

  4. Mother's Day Boutique in Spanish Fork, UT - Friday, May 8th from 10am-8pm and Saturday, May 9th from 9am-7pm. Stop by and see pomegranate&pink [see us online at pomegranateandpink.etsy.com]. Address: 389 n. Main St. Spanish Fork, UT

  5. Thanks for including me! What a fun way to find out where the shows & festivals are!

  6. I will be at Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn on June 6ht + 7th, so excited!!!

  7. Crafted together: May 30th
    White Bear Lake, MN

    Minneapolis Farmers Market: HandmadeMN street team is representing every Saturday morning from May-September!

    I will be there displaying my stationery http://justanotherday.etsy.com AND my jewelry http://modernmeetswhimsy.etsy.com

  8. Thanks for including me, LOVE the mosaic you made of our wares.

  9. Thank you so much for including me, rikrak! Looks like there are a lot of busy creative-heads out there!

    The day after Tarts n' Crafts, I'll also be at Hintonburg's "ArtsPark" — Sunday May 10th, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m @ Parkdale Market — also in Ottawa.

    I'll have my new designs at both events.

    GREAT idea for a post — woohoo! Sending out hot craft show vibes to everyone out there :)

  10. Great pics at the beginning - relaly like the 2 cups. Going to let my SIL know about the jacksonville show May 16th! She recently moved there.

  11. Thanks for promoting local shows!! The girls from Etsy Team Columbus will be thrilled!

  12. Hi there,

    Cat from http://kiwipunchdesigns.etsy.com and I (http://ivaart.etsy.com) will be at the Big on Bloor festival http://bigonbloor.com/ in Toronto on June 20th.


  13. hi Rikrak!

    I will be at the Veterans Square in Yardley, Pa June 6th Saturday 8 am till 1 pm.
    Can't wait to sell more jewelry!


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