Craft Lake City Announces 5th Annual DIY Festival Presented by Whole Foods Trolley Square

News Release For Immediate Release Contact:
Angela Brown,
Karamea Puriri,

SALT LAKE CITY, Monday, July 21, 2013:
Craft Lake City, a 501-C3 charitable organization, is nearing the commencement of their 5th Annual DIY Festival Presented by Whole Foods Trolley Square. The DIY Festival will be held for an inaugural two days this year, beginning on Friday, Aug. 9 from 5–10 p.m. and resuming on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 12-10 p.m. at the Gallivan Center.

The Craft Lake City DIY Festival is an annual, outdoor event that features over 200 local vendors and artisans specializing in handmade art in a variety of mediums, including silk-screened posters, progressive crafts, reconstructed clothing, jewelry, letter-pressed books and more. The festival will also feature craft foodies and vintage vendors. In addition to the art and handmade goods, over 50 talented and local performers and musicians will provide entertainment across two stages: The 90.1 FM KUER Stage and the 90.9FM KRCL Stage. Buskers will also perform acoustic sets adjacent to the SLUG Magazine Lounge Presented by Yelp.

This year is the DIY Festival’s second featuring DIY Engineers inside Craft Lake City’s Science & Technology building on 200 S. at the Gallivan Plaza. Exhibitors in this category will showcase items handmade and programmed through electronic tools and computers. This building will also host the inaugural Sumo Bot Competition on Saturday, in which DIY Engineers and students will pit mini robots against each other in the ring to claim victory and a First Place prize.

In addition to craft food vendors, commercial food vendors and food trucks will also be making a stop at the DIY Festival, and meals and snacks will be available to attendees for purchase.

The Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Whole Foods Trolley Square is free and open to the public. More information can be found at

About CLC: Craft Lake City is a 501-C3 charitable organization. Craft Lake City’s mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. In an effort to keep the community active, educated and aware of the local DIY culture, Craft Lake City hosts monthly workshops, gallery shows, fundraisers and an annual DIY festival to promote regional spending with independent artisans and businesses. The 2012 Craft Lake City festival welcomed over 200 vendors and 15,000 attendees at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake. Craft Lake City will expand the fifth annual gathering into a two-day format on Friday, Aug. 9 and Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. Craft Lake City was recently awarded “2013 Best of State” in the “Fairs, Festivals and Events” category.

About Whole Foods Market®: Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 64,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 315 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market has four locations in Utah, Trolley Square, Sugar House, Park City and Cottonwood Heights.