Salt Lake City, July 25 – Craft Lake City® is pleased to announce selected participants for the 2018 Artisan Scholarship and Mentor Program, presented in conjunction with the 10th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival® Presented by Harmons and Mark Miller Subaru. The scholarship recipients are:
- Alison Reighard, BADBEAR
- Aubrey Fitzgerald, Blue Sliver Design
- Brianna Patton-Pederson, B’s Custom Creations
- Marie Duffin, Muffy Claire Artery
- Lya Yang, Mirror Helmet
Selected from dozens of applicants, the 2018 Artisan Scholarship and Mentor Program participants are first-time DIY Festival exhibitors who each met specific income-based scholarship qualifications. The recipients will receive waived booth fees, business training, networking opportunities, and individual mentorship. Each Artisan Scholar is paired with an Artisan Mentor, a seasoned artisan who volunteers their time to provide critical feedback and guidance as the Artisan Scholar prepares for the DIY Festival.
Artisan Scholar Brianna Patton-Pederson with Artisan Mentor Mackenzie Jones at the 2018 Craft Lake City Artisan Mixer networking event for DIY Festival exhibitors. Photo by Mary Elizabeth Hammond.
The annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival nourishes local artisans by providing opportunities to promote their work, attract new customers, and grow their businesses. Craft Lake City seeks to ensure that these opportunities are available to all Utah communities, and designed the Artisan Scholarship and Mentor Program in 2017 in support of that goal.
“It is important to Craft Lake City to make the festival experience accessible to all Utah makers,” said Angela Brown, Craft Lake City Executive Director. “We are thrilled to continue the Artisan Scholarship and Mentor Program this year, and look forward to working with five new artisans as they learn and grow as creative business owners.”
The 10th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Harmons and Mark Miller Subaru will be held at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, on Friday, Aug. 10 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 12 from noon to 7 p.m. Tickets are available for the DIY Festival on 24tix in advance.
About Craft Lake City:
Founded in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, Executive Editor of SLUG (Salt Lake UnderGround) Magazine, Craft Lake City® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City strives to further define the term “Craft,” by modernizing the definition for handmade creativity.