Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is the go-to destination for discovering unique, ethically sourced goods from independent artists and visionaries. Now in its 15th year, the fair connects consumers with rare products they won’t find anywhere else, giving them a shopping experience unlike any other. The Washington City Paper, the District’s premier alternative newsweekly, hosts the annual event that unites artists, makers, and creatives from all walks of life.
If you’re looking for that one-of-a-kind gift or shopping for something that can add a little personality to your home, Crafty Bastards D.C. is the place to be. It’s where you can strike up a conversation with vendors and learn more about their design and production processes. It’s where you can stumble upon unexpected gems and wonder how you ever lived without them. And maybe, just maybe, it’s where you’ll be inspired to get crafty yourself.
Renegade’s hometown and the location of our headquarters, Chicago is where it all started with their first Fair in 2003. Since then, Renegade has grown into a Chicago mainstay, attracting bustling crowds, exceptional Maker talent, collaborative features, and artistic installations at every Fair.
After years of nurturing artists and Makers of all disciplines, Chicago’s expansive creative community has grown to be an international force in arts and culture. Our Flagship Wicker Park Fair is known as the epicenter of craft, where over 400 of the best Makers + Designers gather for a bustling and inspiring weekend that never fails to attract huge crowds. Click here to learn more.
Big Bear Cafe is back with some amazing local vendors for our annual holiday market! 2019 vendors include:
Penny and Paul
Take Care Shop
Mom & I by EK
For the seventh year, Dupont Circle holiday shoppers can experience a festive German-style market, the Heurich House Museum’s Christkindlmarkt, on Friday, December 6th through Sunday, December 8th, 2019. Craft makers based in DC, Maryland, and Virginia will sell their goods during this celebratory holiday event held in the museum’s Castle Garden. Visitors can also tour the historic home of the Heurich family that will be decorated for Christmas.
Dupont Circle’s only holiday market features goods from local artisans, including jewelers, ceramicists, bakers, makers of housewares, and more. The historic home of DC’s most successful brewmaster, Christian Heurich, will be decorated for the holidays. Purchase tickets here to shop this festive market.