D.I.Y. Calendar

Free Spirit Funk Fair

Downriver Council for the Arts, Wyandotte, MI
From their Facebook Event Page:

The Free Spirit Funk Fair is an eclectic mix of artists and vendors. It's part handmade goods and part vintage resale with interesting and unique entertainment in between! It's a fun show with a color outside of the lines attitude. Wandering free spirits from all walks of life are invited to come participate in this funky vibe tribe!

Free admission and open to the public! Street and lot parking is free. Art, entertainment and shopping! Local artists selling unique and eclectic goods, vintage items, funky resale items.

Come as you are and celebrate everyone for being who they are! Art demonstrations with make and take art, fun family friendly event.

Arts & Scraps 30th Anniversary Party

From Arts & Scraps:

For nearly 30 years we have done our best to positively serve our community by offering recycled materials, ideas, and constant innovation. We have taken great pride in listening to our community and providing services based on the specific needs of the individuals we happily serve. Now, Arts & Scraps is preparing to leap into a new future! We are ready to solve new challenges while continuing to support people of all ages in new and exciting ways. We know that you have been a long-time supporter of our mission and vision, so we would like to start off by thanking you for your efforts. Arts & Scraps would not exist without the generous support and dedication of people like you. We are grateful that you have made it this far with us on this journey, and we are so very excited to bring you along with us on our new journey!

Sashiko Stitching Class

Hosted by POST + Elizabeth Royal

Saturday March 9th from 10:30am to 1:30pm

If you have attended a denim mending workshop here - you'll love this class! Elizabeth dives deep into the history and practice of Sashiko Stitching.

A traditional sewing technique from Japan, Sashiko means "little stabs," which perfectly describes the distinctive running stitch that defines Sashiko's style.

During this small group workshop, Elizabeth will teach basic decorative Sashiko Stitching Techniques including turns, stitch spacing, tool use, and more. You will learn about the history of the art and how to use Sashiko in both a decorative and functional way.

Everyone will take home their own Sashiko sampler, and a beginner's kit including thimble, thread, and needles to complete the sampler and continue to develop the art of Sashiko embroidery on their own.

About the instructor:

Elizabeth Royal is a maker, mender, and photographer. She lives in a 1920's fixer upper in Detroit with her two dogs, two cats, and husband. During the day she's an instructional designer but after work you can find her tackling projects in her studio - photography, Kintsugi, and visible mending.

Please note:

No experience necessary.
This class is appropriate for ages 14 and over.
All tools/supplies/materials will be provided.
Refreshments will be served.
Space is limited so please register soon. Popular classes sell out quickly.


Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI
More info to come!

DIYpsi Holiday Market

Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
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
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)


Arbor Brewing Company, Ypsilanti, MI
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
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
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