Craft Lake City Calls for Help from Volunteers

SALT LAKE CITY, Monday, May 10, 2010 – SLUG Magazine’s alternative arts and crafts festival is calling for volunteers to help with the second annual Craft Lake City. Volunteers will be asked to help prepare for the festival by lending a hand in one or more of the following areas: artist set up day before the festival, artist set up day of, tear down day of the festival, offer directions at the information booth, help shoppers find specific artists at the information booth and oversee the creation of children’s crafts in the kid’s area. Volunteers are also needed in the weeks leading up to the festival. Volunteers will be utilized starting at 2-hour shifts and extending into as much as 10 or more hours depending on their availability.

“Our volunteers will gain hands-on experience working to produce this growing alternative arts and crafts festival,” says Angela Brown, SLUG Magazine Editor and Craft Lake City Organizer. “We will also be offering little gifts to our volunteers to say thanks.”

“Volunteering at the first annual Craft Lake City was a rewarding and inspiring experience,” says Derek Dyer, local artist, founder of the Utah Arts Alliance and Craft Lake City 2009 volunteer. “The shear amount of creativity from the local artisans represented at the alternative craft fair was refreshing.  I can’t wait to lend a hand in 2010.”

Craft Lake City will be held on Saturday, August 14. 2010 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City. The event is free and open to the public. It is an outdoor arts festival that will showcase over 100 artists, specializing in handmade goods. Affordably priced items like silk-screened posters, reconstructed clothing, knitted items and jewelry will be available. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day and will include craft demonstrations, street performers and musical acts. The event is sponsored by the Gallivan Center and hosted by SLUG Magazine. Last year’s event included 70 artist booths, 15 sponsor booths, eight local bands and over 3,500 visitors.

Despite the construction going on at the Gallivan Center, Craft Lake City 2010 will still call the Gallivan home. This year, artists will be located along Gallivan Avenue. The space will be more condensed, bringing the artists closer to one another and opening up more space for more vendors. There will also be a band stage set up on Gallivan Avenue for entertainment throughout the day.

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