show preview: Art Star Craft Bazaar Holiday 2018

On November 17th & 18th, I’ll be participating in my first ever Art Star Craft Bazaar: Holiday edition! The rad ladies behind the popular shop in Northern Liberties are bringing their curated holiday show to the Event Center at Sugarhouse Casino. Yes, holding an art show does seem like an odd choice. BUT, here’s why it works:

  • easy to get to via public transit from all points of the city

  • FREE parking for those with their own vehicle!

  • a temperature controlled environment (aka HEAT on a cold day!)

  • clean bathrooms for all! no porta-potties to be found here.

You can read about by Erin & Megan chose this new location here. The Event Center itself is situated on the second floor of Sugarhouse (accessible with an elevator or stairs) and is not near the gambling floor. Be sure to come early- the first 150 on each day will receive free totes of swag! There will be 75+ vendors- check out the full list HERE! Or, check out my roundup of some rad makers below- hope to see you this weekend!

show preview: Craftopia 2018

Holy cow, how is it already November?! That means holiday show season is HERE for exit343design! I’ll be hitting the road a couple of times this season and my first stop will be Pawtucket, Rhode Island for 2018’s Holiday Craftopia event by Rhodycraft! This popular event took a break last year and I took a break from it the year prior, so this will be my first time back since 2015. To celebrate, I’m working on some super special and specific Rhode Island designs for the weekend. I’m excited to return to Hope Artiste Village on Sunday, November 11th from 10-4pm. I’ll be there along with 50+ other super talented makers. See below for a roundup of some of my favorites who I’m excited to shop this weekend:

show preview: Doylestown Arts Festival 2018

In just a few short weeks, I'll be a first time exhibitor at the 27th annual Doylestown Arts Festival! I'm very excited to bring exit343design to a local town you can actually get to via exit 343 on the PA Turnpike! But for real, this two-day curated show in September is sure to be a great weekend. Come visit me in booth 22 on West State Street! The show runs Saturday AND Sunday, September 8th & 9th from 10am-5pm both days. Check out some other vendors I'm really pumped to see below:

show preview: Art Star Craft Bazaar 2017

After a couple-of-years hiatus, I'm excited to be returning to the legendary Art Star Craft Bazaar this Mother's Day weekend! Held at Penn's Landing for 14 years running, this show is one of the premiere local shows for the maker community. Megan and Erin of the brick-and-mortar store of the same name do a tremendous job hosting this show- if you're in the Philly area, come on out! I'll be in BOOTH 57 with the lovely Gretchen of BirdQueen Designs. The show runs both Saturday AND Sunday from 11-6pm, is rain or shine, features 140 vendors from all over (not just Philly!), and is FREE to attend! To learn more about the show, follow this link. To see some cool stuff by vendors that will be in attendance, look below :)

show preview: Handmade Arcade 2016

This weekend, I'm headed west to the Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh's largest craft fair! It's been a few years since I've participated and I'm glad to be able to go back. I know that Pittsburgh and Philly are supposed to have a rivalry, but I genuinely love the city with three rivers. Here's some vendors I'm excited to see- come out on Saturday to see it in person or click through each photo to shop online!

show preview: Indie Craft Experience Atlanta 2016

I am excited to return to Indie Craft Experience's Holiday Shopping Spectacular on Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th. It's been five years since I've vended in the Peach State; one of the things I'm most excited for is to see some new-to-me vendors! I perused the vendor lineup and here's some of the folks that are on my must-shop list. If you can't make the show in Atlanta, click on the photos to shop online!

exit343design's holiday 2016 show schedule

It's official- exit343design will be vending every weekend leading up to Christmas! That means five opportunities to shop small and handmade this holiday. If you have the chance, come out to see me and say hello! I'll be posting previews for each show as well, so you can get an idea of what to look forward to. Or, if you don't want to leave the house, sign up for my newsletter to find out about the promotions I'm running this season: 

See below for the posters for each show; click through to find out more about each on!

 NOVEMBER 19TH & 20TH IN ATLANTA, GA

NOVEMBER 19TH & 20TH IN ATLANTA, GA

 NOVEMBER 26TH IN LANCASTER, PA

NOVEMBER 26TH IN LANCASTER, PA

 DECEMBER 3RD IN PITTSBURGH, PA

DECEMBER 3RD IN PITTSBURGH, PA

 DECEMBER 10TH IN COLUMBUS, OHIO

DECEMBER 10TH IN COLUMBUS, OHIO

 DECEMBER 17TH AND 18TH IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS   

DECEMBER 17TH AND 18TH IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

 

 DECEMBER 18TH IN PHILADELPHIA, PA   

DECEMBER 18TH IN PHILADELPHIA, PA