Craft Lake City is a charity organization dedicated to supporting local Salt Lake City artists and crafters of all types. Founded by Angela H. Brown, editor and publisher at SLUG Magazine, the organization strives to support Salt Lake City artists who create any sort of handmade items or art. They are very focused on local artists, entertainers, businesses, and suppliers and work diligently to build up the Utah arts community.
Every year, Craft Lake City hosts a festival called The Craft Lake City DIY Festival, which focuses on Salt Lake City’s Do It Yourself culture. The first festival took place in 2009 and was a one-day event at the Gallivan Center. It featured 72 local artisans and had about 2,500 attendees. Now the festival has expanded into a two-day festival with over 200 local artisans and over 40,000 attendees. The artisans at the festival create a wide variety of crafts, from silk-screened products to clothing to knitted items and jewelry. The festival also features local food trucks and providers, entertainers, and even a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Building.
We’re excited to announce one of our very own Brand+Aid team members, KJ, is also hosting a booth at Craft Lake City! His booth will showcase items from his Bout That Life artist-inspired brand. He’ll be selling his Bout That Life cold brew coffee set shown below. Look for his booth this weekend at Craft Lake City and stop by to say hello!
The 2015 Craft Lake City DIY Festival is this weekend at the Gallivan Center on Friday, August 7 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, August 8 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. This festival is sure to be the biggest one yet, so you don’t want to miss out! For ticket information, visit the DIY Festival website.