D.I.Y. Calendar

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!

Body Oils with Alchemy

Hosted by POST + Monique Herzig (Alchemy Slow Living)

Saturday February 23rd from 3 to 5pm

Ever notice how you can slather that shea butter or coconut oil on all winter long and your skin is still dry? Which oils make the best ‘bases’? What additives are best for the needs of your skin? What essential oils are best for ________?

During this two hour make & take workshop, Monique will cover Natural Skincare 101. Learn the science of skincare and recipes for hand-made, plant-based products, created especially for your skincare needs. She will share her knowledge of the Ayurvedic concept of balance to achieve wellness. Take advantage of her large collection of plant essences and bases to create your own unique oil.

Each student will take home their own custom oil blend for hair, body, and bath.

About the instructor:
Alchemy is science + magic. Creative director, Monique Herizg has a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies and a passion for plant based beauty rituals.

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.

POST Workshop Details:

All workshops are held at POST, located at 14500 Kercheval Detroit, MI 48215
On-street parking is free and plentiful. Our exterior is well-lit and secure.
Please arrive on time or a little early to settle in before the class begins. The shop will be open for browsing and buying.
Let us know if you have a need for any accommodations that we can plan for in advance. Although we have 2 small steps at the front entry, our side door is wheelchair accessible. Our workshops are held in a production studio setting, but we will attempt to make the space functional for those with physical limitations, special needs, severe allergies, etc. Please be in touch if you have any questions.
Upon arrival, please check in with POST staff. All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to the workshop. POST assumes no liability for accidents or injuries. Create at your own risk.
All are welcome here. This is a safe space for learning, creating, and connecting. Bigotry, misogyny, rude/inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.


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