Craft Lake City Calls for Help from Volunteers

SLUG Magazine’s alternative arts and crafts festival is calling for volunteers to help with the second annual Craft Lake City. Applications for food vendors, bands and performers are being accepted. Volunteers will be asked to help prepare for the festival by helping artists set up and tear down, offering directions at the information booth, helping shoppers find specific artists and overseeing the creation of children’s crafts in the kid’s area.

“Craft Lake City volunteers will enjoy meeting and getting inspired by the many talented local artists,” says Diana Cedeno Hanks, Craft Lake City volunteer manager. “Volunteering helped me gain a connection with the local crafty community last year. Our volunteers put together the festival that puts SLC on the craft fair map. I can’t wait to be part of it again in 2011.”

“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.”

Entertainment will be provided throughout the day and will include craft demonstrations, street performers and musical acts. Applications from bands and entertainers will be accepted through June 27. Selected bands will be announced by Friday July 15, 2011. To apply, visit

What fun is a street festival without food? Applications from food vendors will be accepted through June 27. Selected food vendors will be announced no later than Friday July 15, 2011. To apply, visit

Craft Lake City will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 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 200 artists, specializing in handmade goods. Affordably priced items like silk-screened posters, reconstructed clothing, knitted items and jewelry will be available. Craft Lake City is modeled after alternative national craft festivals like the Renegade Craft Fair and the Bazaar Bizarre. The event is sponsored by the Gallivan Center and and hosted by SLUG Magazine. Last year’s event welcomed over 8,000 visitors.

For more information or to fill out an application please visit: And be sure to add Craft Lake City as a friend on Facebook.