Presenting the Craft Lake City 2016 DIY Festival Accepted Exhibitors!
Craft Lake City is excited to announce this year’s participating exhibitors for the 8th Annual DIY Festival. Craft Lake City is a 501-c3 nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. The DIY Festival provides a platform for local artisans, small businesses and emerging entrepreneurs, allowing them to reach a diverse audience and gain invaluable exposure.
After receiving almost 800 applications across all categories, the Craft Lake City jury underwent the difficult task of selecting over 250 artisans, craft foodies, vintage vendors, commercial vendors and non-profit organizations. The accepted applicants represent a wide range of Utah’s DIY movement in the following categories:
- 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.
- DIY Engineer: Housed in the Google Fiber STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) building, DIY engineers exhibit their own designs, display interactive projects and educate the general public about the exciting projects made with STEM principles. Past exhibitions have included robots, circuit bending light displays, 3D printing, drones, computer animation, Google Glasses and more.
- Performer: Craft Lake City programs two stages throughout festival hours featuring musicians, dance troupes and performance artists.
- 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.
- Craft Foodie: Our craft foodie 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.
Visit the links below for a full list of participating exhibitors in each category. Please direct any questions, comments or concerns to craftlakecity[at]gmail.com.