D.I.Y. Calendar

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)

Arts & Scraps Block Party

Arts & Scraps, Detroit, MI
https://www.artsandscraps.org/
On Saturday, September 15th from 1-5 join Arts & Scraps for an afternoon of fun! Enjoy music, arts and games with the Arts & Scraps community. Suggested donation of $5-15 per person.

Modern Calligraphy

From the POST website:

Hosted by POST + Rachael Barlock, from Hazel & Dolly

Saturday August 11th from 11am to 1pm

Learn how to do beautiful hand lettering for cards, journals, place settings, invitations, and more!

During this make & take workshop, you'll sip on mimosas and have fun while Rachael guides you through the ins and outs of creative hand lettering. You'll learn about modern calligraphy and have plenty of time and scrap paper to practice. Rachael will be teaching the creative ways to use professional dual tip brush pens and achieve a unique, beautiful lettering style of your own.

Everyone will leave with a set of blank cards and envelopes and a black brush pen.

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:

Inspired by sarcasm + pen pals, fueled by La Croix + house plants, and outfitted in big hats + floral skirts, Rachael Barlock owns and operates Hazel + Dolly in Detroit, Michigan. Hazel + Dolly is all about honoring the nostalgia of hand-written correspondence. We take that craft, add some sass and modern design, and print it on antique letterpress equipment to give you a product worth sending.

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

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.

Zine Workshop

From the POST website:

Hosted by POST + Rachael Barlock, from Hazel & Dolly

Saturday August 11th from 2 to 4pm

What the heck is a zine? Short for magazine, a zine is a DIY method to get your thoughts, ideas, and creativity out to the world without the need for computers, graphic design software, or fancy publishing skills. Kind of like a blog without the internet! Old school style! Zines are bought, sold, traded, and/or given away for free at book fairs, art events, workshops, classes, and within literary and music scenes. This type of independent self-publishing has roots in many counter cultures - hippies, punk rockers, activists, artists, poets, etc. A zine can be about any subject or no subject at all. They can be instructional, informational, or personal. A zine may be created as a single, stand alone piece or copied and distributed widely.

Bring your thoughts and ideas. Bring artwork, photos, illustrations. Bring some writing to transcribe. Or simply bring your curiosity to learn about the process!

During this workshop, you will learn how to cut, fold, letter, layout, and assemble your own zine. Rachael will teach you a few folding methods, some lettering techniques, and tell you some bad jokes that you can use to kickstart your self publishing career (not really) but maybe?

All materials will be provided. We will have paper, a variety of pens, markers, drawing materials, supplies for collage, and a copier on hand. Bring your ideas and inspirations!

No experience necessary.

This class is open to ages 12+

All materials are provided.

Refreshments will be served.

About the instructor:

Inspired by sarcasm + pen pals, fueled by La Croix + house plants, and outfitted in big hats + floral skirts, Rachael Barlock owns and operates Hazel + Dolly in Detroit, Michigan. Hazel + Dolly is all about honoring the nostalgia of hand-written correspondence. We take that craft, add some sass and modern design, and print it on antique letterpress equipment to give you a product worth sending.

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 Holiday Market

Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
https://www.facebook.com/events/461154840890639/
8th Annual
DIYpsi Holiday Market

Saturday 12/9 : 11-7
Sunday 12/10: 12-6

Riverside Arts Center
76 N Huron St.
Downtown Ypsilanti

+ 90 Vendors Reppin the Best in Handmade
+ Handcrafted Food + Drink by:
- MaLou's
- Cultivate Coffee + Taphouse
- Go! Ice Cream
- Hyperion Coffee Co.
+ Make and Take Room
+ Installations, Performers, Film Screenings and More!

Full Vendor Lineup:
http://www.diypsi.com/vendors/

Parking Info:
http://www.diypsi.com/upcoming-events/
and click on the parking map link

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

The 10th annual 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!

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)