Craft Lake City Announces Whole Foods Market as Presenting Sponsor For 5th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Arts Festival
SALT LAKE CITY, Friday, May 31, 2013:
Craft Lake City, a 501-C3 charitable organization, announced today that Whole Foods Market will be this year’s Presenting Sponsor for the 5th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Arts Festival. “Whole Foods Trolley Square has become know for their support of quality community programming,” says Angela Brown, Craft Lake City’s Executive Director. “Whole Foods Market’s support of the DIY movement through craft food is parallel to the mission of Craft Lake City. We are proud to welcome them as our presenting sponsor.” Karilyn Frazier, Whole Foods Trolley Square Store Marketing Specialist, says, “Whole Foods Market Trolley Square is thrilled to be the presenting sponsor for this innovative festival. Building win-win partnerships within our community is a core value of Whole Foods Market and being able to support Craft Lake City is a privilege for Whole Foods Market Trolley Square. “
Whole Foods Market is America’s leading natural and organic food retailer. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet” TM describes their generous relationship with the local community, supporting everything from artistic projects to social justice programs. Whole Foods Market Trolley Square will host a 5% Day for Craft Lake City on August 13, 2013. Five percent of net sales for the day will be donated to Craft Lake City.
This year’s Craft Lake City festival commences in a two-day format on Friday, Aug. 9 and Saturday, Aug. 10. The outdoor alternative arts festival will showcase a science and technology building, and over 200 vendors specializing in handmade goods such as: silk screened posters, progressive crafts, DIY designs, reconstructed clothing, knitted items, jewelry, letter-pressed books and more. It will be held for its fifth year at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City and is free and open to the public. More information can be found at craftlakecity.com.
About Whole Foods Market®: Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, 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.
About Craft Lake City: 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.