D.I.Y. Calendar

Ponyride Holiday Market

From our friends at Ponyride:

SATURDAY, DEC. 8TH, 10A-6PM

Come eat, drink, and be merry with us at the Ponyride Holiday Makers Market! Shop from over 50 Detroit maker-preneurs while you tour our 30,000 sq. ft. space. The Holiday Makers Market is a multi-floor, all indoor holiday shopping experience where you’ll be sure to find amazing, local, handmade gifts for those on your list.

Join us in supporting the best of Detroit’s creative community at our 7th annual Holiday Makers Market!

Ponyride receives support from The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tiny Expo

Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, MI
https://www.facebook.com/events/209263079747202/
From our friends at Tiny Expo:

Tiny Expo features 46 artists and crafters selling handmade wares in a festive library space in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. Our little annual holiday show is a great way to support your community and find unique gifts.

12:00 – 3:00 pm - Screen Printing with Modati — bring in something to print cool designs on or print on a provided tote!

12:00 – 4:00 pm - Crafting & Card Making Extravaganza! Drop in crafting happening all afternoon. Make a holiday card, felt decoration, or pom-pom creation.


More info at tinyexpo.com.

DIYpsi Holiday Market

Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
https://www.facebook.com/events/245322209492364/
From our friends at DIYpsi:

We're taking over Riverside Arts Center in beautiful downtown Ypsilanti! We'll have four floors of handmade fun featuring:

+ 100 of the the best makers in the midwest selling a curated
selection of perfect holiday gifts
+ handcrafted food by Ma Lou's / Coffee by Hyperion Coffee Company and Michigan brews by Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse
+ make and take projects & unique gift experiences for all ages
+ film screenings and dance performances

Come Join Us!
Saturday, December 8 from 11-7
Sunday, December 9 from 12-6

All ages / $1 admission

More info at http://www.diypsi.com/
Ypsilanti Downtown Parking Map: https://bit.ly/2TAtmGm

Detroit Urban Craft Fair

Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI
http://detroiturbancraftfair.com
Find unique local gifts. Enjoy a unique local tradition. Visit the 12th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair! Michigan's largest and longest-running indie craft fair is returning to the world's largest Masonic Temple. With more than 100 juried vendors, selling everything from jewelry and clothing to bath products and home decor, it's the perfect place to shop for one-of-a-kind handmade treasures. And with music, food, and a historic setting, it's a festive weekend to share with friends.

Friday, November 30: 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, December 2: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, December 3: 11 am - 6 pm
Masonic Temple: 500 Temple Street, Detroit
Admission: $1 (Children 12 and under admitted free)

Blackletter Calligraphy

From the POST website:

Hosted by POST + Patrick Barber

Saturday September 29th from 2 to 5pm, $60

Using the building blocks of Blackletter as a starting point, we'll take a calligraphic journey through the history of letterforms and typography. Students will learn the ways of a broad-nib calligraphy pen, using it to create basic letterforms. Blackletter is a modular hand that is easily learned and used.

Students will have the opportunity to learn other foundational calligraphic alphabets if they so desire. I'll also bring a selection of my own pens and inks for students to experiment with. There will be an hour or so of instruction, followed by plenty of time to create your own pieces. All materials will be provided.

Everyone will take home worksheets, an informative handout, a high quality cartridge calligraphy pen, and cards and envelopes for showing off your new skills.

No experience necessary.

This class is open to ages 12+

All materials are provided.

Includes cards & envelopes and pens

Refreshments will be served.

About the instructor:

Patrick Barber is an art director, book designer, and lifelong lover of calligraphy and letterforms. His first design gigs were as a tween calligrapher creating menus and invitations. The lure of typography soon eclipsed the appeal of the broad nib in a professional context, but his love of making his own letters never died. Formerly of Portland, Oregon, and points west, Patrick now makes his home on the east side of Detroit.

Please note:

Space is limited so please register soon. Popular classes sell out quickly!

All workshops are held at POST - 14500 Kercheval Detroit, MI 48215

On-street parking is free and plentiful

DIYpsi

Arbor Brewing Company, Ypsilanti, MI
http://www.diypsi.com/
One of our favorite summer festivals, DIYpsi is a celebration of handmade with dozens of makers & vintage curators selling.

Dally in the Alley

Cass Corridor, Detroit, MI
https://www.facebook.com/dallyinthealley/
From Dally in the Alley:

Dally In The Alley is one of Detroit's longest-running events. Organized by volunteers and the North Cass Community Union- All without aid of corporate sponsorship- this festival is set in the unique and historic alleys and streets of the north Cass Corridor. A neighborhood celebration of local musicians, artists, restaurants, vendors and people of all sorts. Dally is open and welcoming to ALL people, regardless of, well, anything. Dally features LOCAL music, art, organizations and vendors. We depend on the community's support, so please BUY A BEER/ BEVERAGE from US, buy a Dally t-shirt and/or poster, support our vendors and respect each other!
Here are a few suggestions for enjoying Dally:
1. We are family-friendly, especially earlier. Bring your kids to the Kid's Fair area.
2. Come with an open mind. Dally celebrates the rich diversity of humanity and you should too!
3. We celebrate local musicians, so if you like someone let them know!
4. We support local visual artists, so take plenty of pictures of their stuff!
5. Buy beer from us!
6. Love one another.

Mo Pop Festival

Riverfront Park, Detroit, MI
http://mopopfestival.com
Handmade Detroit is presenting the Craft Bazaar inside the Mo Pop Festival! We've curated 20 of our favorite local makers and crafters inside one giant tent at this awesome 2 day long concert.

For a full lineup of the bands, crafters and activities at Mo Pop, visit the Mo Pop website!

DIY Street Fair

DIY STREET FAIR is a favorite festival of Handmade Detroit, featuring craft beer & cocktails, Metro Detroit's best music and lots of local artists, crafters and makers. You won't want to miss this fair!

The beloved FREE event is back for the 11th year!

Friday, Sept 21 6pm-midnight
Saturday, Sept 22 11am-midnight
Sunday, Sept 23 11am-11pm

East 9 Mile and Woodward Ave
Behind WAB - Woodward Avenue Brewers and The Emory

Detroit Urban Craft Fair Opening Night

Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI
http://detroiturbancraftfair.com
Find unique local gifts. Enjoy a unique local tradition. Visit the 12th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair! Michigan's largest and longest-running indie craft fair is returning to the world's largest Masonic Temple. With more than 100 juried vendors, selling everything from jewelry and clothing to bath products and home decor, it's the perfect place to shop for one-of-a-kind handmade treasures. And with music, food, and a historic setting, it's a festive weekend to share with friends.

Friday, November 30: 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, December 2: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, December 3: 11 am - 6 pm
Masonic Temple: 500 Temple Street, Detroit
Admission: $1 (Children 12 and under admitted free)