SALT LAKE CITY, Friday, June 29 – Craft Lake City is pleased to announce its recognition in Salt Lake Magazine’s annual Best of the Beehive issue.
The festival, which will celebrate its fourth year on August 11, was recognized in the Utah Culture category as the “Best Way to Arts and Craft.” “[Craft Lake City has] become one of the most popular events of the SLC summer, exhibiting work from about 200 craftspeople and hosting live music,” the magazine wrote.
This free outdoor event is open to the public from noon to 10 p.m. 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.
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).