2008 Detroit Urban Craft Fair vendor applications now live


Calling all handmade artists! The moment you’ve been waiting for is here!

Vendors applications for 2008 are now available on the newly redesigned Detroit Urban Craft Fair site. This year’s fair will take place on Saturday, November 15, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Fillmore Detroit (formerly the State Theatre).

Before we get to the nitty gritty, can we just talk about how awesome our new site is!?! It was designed by Josh Weston (yes, all by hand in paper first) and coded by our awesome web dude Dan Nixon. And we cannot thank them enough for giving us what has to be the coolest indie craft fair web site. You can read about some of the super technical stuff about it (like how our application process is now all online, including judging) at Dan’s site. OK, onto …

Some important stuff:
+ Deadline to apply is August 15, 2008.
+ Our policies and FAQs, including the Vendor policies and FAQs, have changed for 2008. Please make sure to read them before applying.

Seeking sponsors
Yes, our 2008 sponsor hunt has begun. E-mail Stephanie {At!} handmadedetroit {!DOT!} com for more details.

DUCF site
Previous DUCF update post

Our full press release is after the jump.


Applications now online for 2008 Detroit Urban Craft Fair

The 3rd annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at the Fillmore Detroit (formerly the State Theatre) in Detroit.

Hosted by Handmade Detroit, applications for the juried show are now available on the DUCF web site (www.detroiturbancraftfair.com). The deadline to apply is August 15, 2008.

The fair, Michigan’s largest indie craft fair, is entering its third year with the same commitment to DIY community that made it a must-attend event the past 2 years. Over 50 Michigan and national DIY crafters will be selected to showcase their unique work in the market. This year’s fair also features “A Bag: A Dress (A Contest),” a recycled fashion contest.

The fair is currently seeking sponsorships from independent businesses. For more info on becoming a sponsor, e-mail sponsors@detroiturbancraftfair.com

When: Saturday, November 15, 2008, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: The Fillmore Detroit (formerly the State Theatre), 2115 Woodward Ave, Detroit
Admission: Free, all ages

For more info DUCF, check out www.detroiturbancraftfair.com or e-mail info@detroiturbancraftfair.com