This is like the perfect storm of craft show weekends, a veritable blizzard of mall-free holiday shopping! No matter where you're at in Orange County or beyond, there is sure to be an indie crafting event happening near you.
After the jump, details on the indie crafting events happening this weekend in a neighborhood near you!
Saturday, December 5 2009
The De Portola Boutique returns for its holiday edition, featuring a wide selection of handmade clothing, art, home decor and jewelry (including Monday's Gettin' Made featured business, Loved Unconditionally.). Be sure to enter their hourly raffles, including prizes like gift baskets, gift cards to local restaurants and Disneyland Park-hopper tickets!
Plummer Park Community Center
7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046
Hours: 11:00am - 5:00pm on 12/5/09
Admission: $3, first 50 visitors receive a free goodie bag
Craft Riot features raffles, food, a children's craft area, and entertainment in a fun park setting! The admission fees will benefit the City of West Hollywood Toy Drive.
The Partridge in a Pear Tree event will feature local artists, raffles and workshops. The workshops aren't free but sound really fun - choose from vintage inspired jewelry or mixed media wall art, or sign up for both! (Info on the workshops can be found at the linked website above.)
Entry gets an exclusive-to-the-show limited edition tote bag by Shepard Fairey's Studio No. 1. (You know Shepard Fairey from his Andre the Giant graphic and the Obama Hope posters) You'll also get a free drink ticket, unlimited re-entry for both days, and access to the great lineup of free workshops. (Children 12 and under are free.) Heads up you'll have to pay for parking, but with your Unique L.A. parking validation you'll get a special all-day $6 rate in the underground parking lot.
In Da Brewery Artists Bazaar
Brewery Art Colony
Dreamluxe Studio 100, 676 South Ave. 21 #100, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Hours: 6:00pm - 10:00pm on 12/5/09
A festive evening and holiday shopping experience featuring live music, wine and food tasting. And work by exceptional local artisans of course!
Busy on Saturday? We've got you covered - on the next page, info on all sorts of events happening on Sunday!
Sunday, December 6 2009
Stacy McQueen brings back Craftmas with a vengeance with this year's Craftmas Bizarre - at the show you'll find live entertainment, crafting demos, and a free wassail and waffle bar!
Looking to take a short road trip this weekend? You should travel on down to San Diego for the Holiday Hit List. One of the highlights of the show, along with the music, giveaways and fab handmade items is the fashion show featuring clothes and accessories handmade by vendors at the show!
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Unique L.A. continues for day number two today, so you've got another chance to check out some fine art and design! Remember, if you go to Unique on Saturday your admission includes Sunday, too. So if you're still thinking about that pair of earrings you didn't end up buying, you've got another chance to go back and get 'em.
For our Gettin' Made readers in other parts of the U.S., never fear! There's all kinds of crafty event listings at the Craft magazine website.