Craft Lake City Announces Showcasing Artisans for Craft Lake City 2012

Craft Lake City Announces Showcasing Artisans for Craft Lake City 2012

SALT LAKE CITY, Friday, May 25 – On Sunday, May 20 Craft Lake City announced the 147 artisans invited to showcase their wares at the fourth annual Craft Lake City happening on August 11 at the Gallivan Center from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Receiving over 300 applications, our team of judges asked to evaluate the Craft lake City submissions had a difficult task of deciding who would make the cut. The artisans selected represent a wide scope of Utah’s DIY scene and a number of them will be first time exhibitors at Craft Lake City. Attendees to the festival can expect to find items such as handmade clothing, crocheted goods, screen-printed paper, handmade soaps, stencil artwork, photography and jewelry during Craft Lake City 2012.

In addition to the 147 announced artisans, Craft Lake City will showcase the work of DIY engineers— a new category for the festival. DIY engineers include individuals creating robotics, bicycles, alternative energy ideas and LED lighting solutions. Between the two categories Craft Lake City 2012 will feature over 200 exhibitors.

To view the entire list of accepted artisans visit: Announcements of accepted DIY engineers will be released in the following weeks.

About Craft Lake City: The Craft Lake City festival is an annual outdoor celebration of Utah’s DIY handmade culture. Held yearly in August at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City, the festival features over 200 local artisans and DIY Engineers, along with live entertainment that includes demonstrations, street performers, musical acts, and local food vendors. Throughout the year, Craft Lake City organizes various events to keep the community active and aware of the local DIY culture and continues its support of local artisans, through workshops, demonstrations, gallery shows and fundraisers. Craft Lake City was started in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, editor and publisher of SLUG Magazine, as a way to showcase the DIY community across the state. Craft Lake City has filed paperwork with the IRS and is awaiting non-profit 501 (c)(3) approval. For more information about Craft Lake City check out, like us on Facebook ( and follow us on Twitter (@craftlakecity).