Craft Lake City 2013 DIY Festival Applications are now open!
2013 DIY festival application categories include artists, crafters, DIY engineers, commercial vendors, craft food vendors, commercial food vendors, vintage vendors, performers and buskers. Craft Lake City will hold it’s fifth annual festival on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Accepted exhibitors will be announced on Sunday, May 19, 2013 via twitter. Look for the official 2013 DIY festival exhibitor list at http://craftlakecity.com/diy-festival/exhibitors the following day. DIY engineers, commercial food vendors, food trucks, performers and buskers will be announced Sunday, June 23, 2013 via twitter. Participants in these categories will be listed on https://craftlakecity.com the following day.
2013 DIY festival applications are carefully considered by how the items fit in with our vision of Craft Lake City. Defining “craft” and providing quality, innovation, and uniqueness is important. We want to represent a diverse group of artists that appeal to our festival attendees. Over 200 DIY festival application are handpicked, featuring a world of handmade arts and crafts for a well-rounded selection of participants.
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2013 DIY festival applicant categories are defined below:
Artisan: An artisan is defined as someone who creates handmade art or crafts in any medium: silk-screened posters, reconstructed clothing, jewelry, knitted items, paintings, home décor and more. Artisans must operate out of their home or non-commercial art space. All items sold must be handmade.
DIY Engineer: This category embraces the art of scientific innovation and homemade ingenuity. DIY Engineers create handmade or computer generated products or art that can include robots, LED light displays, 3D printing and more. DIY Engineers are welcome to apply to Craft Lake to simply showcase their inventions and art in our science and technology building, or to sell their wares to attendees. Please note that if you are planning to be a vendor in this category, the pricing is different from those who are demonstrating or exhibiting. For picture of last year’s exhibitors, click here.
Performer: Craft Lake City programs two stages throughout the festival hours. Musicians, dance troupes and performance artists are encourage to apply. All performers are paid.
Busker: Originally a British word for “street performers” in the late 1800s, buskers do not perform on stage, but will be set up in designated busking areas around the Craft Lake City grounds. This is a great opportunity for solo musicians, or small groups that require little set up or space. All buskers are paid.
Vintage: Harkening back to the days when most clothing and furniture was handmade, this category is for vintage enthusiasts who resell quality, antique clothing and/or items. All clothing offered for sale in this category must have been made previous to 1988, and must not include any big-box store, prefabricated labels. Furniture and other retro items must be antiques. If you currently have a vintage or antique brick-and-mortar store, you must apply as a commercial vendor.
Commercial Vendor: Craft Lake City has a limited amount of commercial vendor spaces available. To qualify in this category, your business must be a CO-OP, non-profit or micro-business. All other businesses outside of this category should contact our sponsorship department. A limited number of sponsor booths are available and do not undergo the judging process or abide by handmade criteria. Commercial vendor applicants are subject to juror approval and must apply by midnight, May 6, 2013. Please note, if you are an artisan with a brick-and-mortar store outside of your home, you are considered a commercial business and must apply as a commercial vendor.
Craft Food Exhibitors: Our craft food category is for emerging culinary artisans whom specialize in small handmade batches of prepackaged edible items. Examples of exhibitors in this category are: handmade chocolates, macaroons and other desserts, pickled items, jams, hand-roasted coffee beans, handcrafted popsicles, etc. Craft food vendors must abide by all heath department rules for selling small batches of edible items. All food must be made in advance at a commercial kitchen and be prepackaged. If you plan on making food on-site, you are considered a commercial food vendor and must apply under that category.
Commercial Food Vendors and Food Trucks: Commercial food vendors are highly experienced food preparers that specialize in selling freshly prepared food to crowds at large-scale events. They run established businesses, have health department permits to prepare food on-site and years of experience vending.