Craft Lake City is proud to continue its partnership with local print company Offside Print & Apparel for live screen-printing demonstrations at the 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons. In keeping with Craft Lake City’s sustainability initiative for its DIY Fest, Offside Print & Apparel will offer free hand-printed reusable tote bags for festivalgoers to use while they shop from over 330 local artisans & exhibitors.
These free tote bags will feature artwork from 5 local artisans who are participating in the DIY Fest. Each of the contributing tote bag artists will offer a custom design inspired by Craft Lake City’s 15 year anniversary of elevating Utah’s creative culture. Festival patrons will be delighted to watch the live screen printing process as Offside showcases their DIY magic. Each participating artist’s design will be printed during designated three hour increments throughout peak hours of the DIY Fest (while supplies last). Offside will have special signage at the printing booth during each artist’s feature hours to direct patrons to those exhibitors’ booths, and festivalgoers are encouraged to go meet the artists who designed their stylish new bags!
“Live printing at the festival is a great way to showcase the work and care that goes into running a DIY business,” says Nate Bowen, co-founder of Offside Print & Apparel. “We love connecting with the community through our craft, and the DIY Fest is always a great opportunity to do that.”
Featured tote bag artists include:
Creative Bones (Friday Aug. 11 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Abi Kawi (Saturday Aug. 12 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Katrina Perkins Design (Saturday Aug. 12 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Goodnight Pine (Sunday Aug. 13 from 12 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Shelby ARTifacts (Sunday Aug. 13 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
“Craft Lake City is honored to be working with Offside Print & Apparel again this year to offer dynamic live demonstrations & cool tote bags as we celebrate the 15th year of the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Fest!,” says Angela H. Brown, Executive Director of Craft Lake City.
Community members won’t want to miss the 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons, a family-friendly event with fun for all ages & interests! The Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival is Utah’s largest local-centric art, music, science and technology festival. We are celebrating our 15th Anniversary with our biggest DIY Fest yet with over 350 local artisans, vintage vendors, foodies, youth entrepreneurs, performers & STEM exhibitors over three days on the second weekend of August at the Utah State Fairpark.
About Offside Print & Apparel:
The partnership that evolved into Offside Print & Apparel was forged in 2002 on an internship selling tourist t-shirts in Cozumel, Mexico. Offside is known for its sense of humor and willingness to push boundaries. From event or fundraiser apparel to sports and athletics, or even something custom-made in the Design Studio, Offside has you covered. For more information, visit Offside’s website or find them on Facebook.
About Craft Lake City:
Founded in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, Executive Editor of SLUG (Salt Lake UnderGround) Magazine, Craft Lake City® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City strives to further define the term “Craft,” by modernizing the definition for handmade creativity.
Craft Lake City’s year-round programming is supported in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program, the Salt Lake Arts Council, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, and Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Harmons is Utah’s largest local-centric art, music, science and technology festival. The DIY Fest features hundreds of local artisans, vintage vendors, foodies, youth entrepreneurs, performers & STEM exhibitors over three days the second weekend of August. The 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Harmons features the Google Fiber STEM Building, the Mark Miller Subaru Leave Your Mark Park Kids’ Area, Bleu’s Backyard Dog Park Presented By Mark Miller Subaru, the 90.9FM KRCL Stage, the Offside Print & Apparel Volunteer Lounge, Kid Row sponsored by Utah Afterschool Network and the VIP Lounge sponsored by Utah’s Own. Additional support is provided in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program, the Salt Lake Arts Council, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the Stephen G. & Susan E. Denkers Family Foundation, the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, the Willard L. Eccles Foundation, the Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation, the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office, 24tix.com, STEM Action Center, Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.