Archive for August, 2011

DCWEEK to Award 14 Area Artists with Grants

DCWEEK is awarding $10,000 in the form of 14 grants to area artists in order to create projects to be installed at the closing party on November 11. There are two different grant levels the 24 Hour City Project (experimental interactive installations in the ream of data, arts, community and technology) and for the Creative […]

Submissions to Crafty Food Market & Crafty Food Awards Extended to Sept. 6

No set plans for the upcoming long Labor Day Weekend? Get to making, indie food crafters! Submissions to both the Crafty Food Market and the Crafty Food Awards have been extended to Tuesday, September 6. Speaking of the extended food craft festivities at this year's Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair, the DIY Presenters* down […]

DC State Fair Craft Contests

Calling all Crafty Bastards applicants! The DC State Fair will be Saturday, August 27 at at Columbia Heights Day on Tubman Elementary Field, and this year there are three new craft contests! The categories are Bike Accessory, DC Portrait and Vegetable Sculpture, and the deadline to enter these contests is Thursday, August 25, at midnight. […]

Now Accepting Crafty Food Market Vendor Applications

Calling all makers of craft food! Applications are now being accepted for the Crafty Food Market right here! As mentioned before, this year's Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts fair will have an area dedicated to the craft food scene. This new addition of the food craft festivities will be located on the field, which will […]

Say Hello to the 2011 Vendor Gallery!

The 2011 Crafty Bastards Vendor Gallery is now available for your viewing pleasure. Use the options along the right hand side to sort by category. New this year is the ability to sort by state! Checkout your hometown sellers or be amazed at how far some vendors travel from all over the country to attend. […]

Crafty First-Timers: Schmancy, Slide Sideways, Pommes Frites and Kelso Doesnt Dance

Let's take another look at some of the debut vendors at the 2011 Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair. Schmancy Making the trip from the Pacific NW, Schmancy will be joining Crafty Bastards from Seattle, WA. Not only does Schmancy make awesome plush like below she says: "I am currently obsessed with making cute little […]

Crafty First-Timers: Ginger Root Design, Metal Musings, Party In My Pocket, Magic Industrie

Let's take a look at some of the debut vendors at this year's Crafty Bastards. Ginger Root Design Hailing from Washington DC, you may have already shopped in their store on U Street. If you haven't then you're in for a pleasant surprise at this year's Crafty Bastards as Ginger Root Design will feature their […]

Application Deadline for Young & Crafty is Monday

Reminder! Applications for potential Young & Crafty vendors are due this Monday, August 8. Any last minute application questions can be directed to youngandcrafty [at] Young & Crafty is a special section added to this year's Crafty Bastards featuring awesome makers between the 9 and 18 years of age. All applicants need to include […]

Submissions Now Being Accepted for the Crafty Food Awards

The Crafty Food Awards is part of a new addition at this year's Crafty Bastards focusing on the D.C. area's best food makers. Part of the new area dedicated to the craft food scene, the awards ceremony will crown the best preservers, picklers and brewers. Submissions are now being accepted during the month of August. […]

Crafty Bastards Does Food

New at this October's Crafty Bastards will be a whole area dedicated to the craft food scene. A "Foodie Bastards" if you may. Powered by Roadside Food Projects, the area will feature a Crafty Food Market with local and artisanal food to purchase and a D.I.Y. salon to showcase the D.C. area's best culinary talent. […]