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.
A shopping event featuring sample and sale items from your favorite D.C. designers, shops and brands.
The sale is FREE to attend and open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (or until merchandise runs out). Your RSVP here is for preparation purposes only, you do not need to present your ticket at the door.
*VIP Tickets for early shopping from 10:00-11:00 are also available, but must be purchased in advance here.
Featuring your favorite D.C. brands:
Salt & Sundry
Mimi Miller Womenswear
Kristin Gaudio Endsley
M Dot Ross
Grey Moggie Press
Nourish & Refine
Virginia Dare Dress Co.
Penny & Paul
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