Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Detroit Urban Craft Fair

I just found out about this craft fair in Detroit coming in November.  The application submission time just ended on the 15th so I think I am going to check it out this year to see if I might be interested in showing there in 2009.  Here is a little information from the DUCF about the show.  If you are in the Detroit area mark it on your calendar to check out this November.

The Detroit Urban Craft Fair is an alternative craft fair featuring 50+ independent, DIY artists and crafters. DUCF exists around a community market feel, encouraging the interaction of maker and buyer, while showcasing a wealth of handmade talent.

The 2008 DUCF is November 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Fillmore Detroit (formerly the State Theatre.)

What does ‘alternative craft fair’ mean?
Simply put, we aren’t your typical arts and craft fair. You won’t see country crafts, painted saws or jams n’ jellies at our fair. You will, however, see rock star nightlights, recycled t-shirt tote bags and vegan lip-gloss.

What type of stuff will be there?
Clothing, accessories, bath and body products, stationery, zines, toys, baby stuff, art, household accessories, jewelry, recycled and sustainable crafts and more.

Who is running this thing?
DUCF is run by Handmade Detroit, an urban craft collective for people who like to make stuff. Handmade Detroit exists to create community and opportunities around Detroit’s DIY makers. Our web site features connective information for crafters and more about our mission. Check it out at handmadedetroit.com.

There is also an etsy site that you can check out to support the fair at handmade.etsy.com.

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