SALT LAKE CITY, Friday, June 22 – Craft Lake City is currently accepting applications for performers and food vendors for the fourth annual Craft Lake City, taking place on Saturday, August 11 at the Gallivan Center.
Applications for both performers and food vendors will be accepted until July 9, with announcements being made mid-July. There will be a $10 application fee, payable through PayPal, for either category.
Craft Lake City will once again feature two stages, featuring performances from local bands and dance troupes throughout the day. In addition to these performances, Craft Lake City is accepting application for street performers as well. To apply visit: www. craftlakecity.com/application
For 2012 Craft Lake City has extended its hours and will be open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. “Adding two additional hours to the festival will not only allow attendees to maximize their time visiting artisan booths, but will also allow us to include more performers throughout the day,” says Festival Director Angela H. Brown.
This free outdoor event is open to the public and will feature 147 artisans showcasing unique and affordable wares such as handmade purses, jewelry, screen-printed paper goods, pottery and metal-work. In addition to the 147 announced artisans, Craft Lake City will showcase the work of D.I.Y. engineers—individuals creating robotics, bicycles, alternative energy ideas and LED lighting solutions. Between the two categories Craft Lake City 2012 will feature over 200 exhibitors.
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 craftlakecity.com, like us on Facebook (facebook.com/Craft.Lake.City) and follow us on Twitter (@craftlakecity).