Craft Lake City is Back! (And It’s Bigger & Badasser)
The 6th Annual DIY Festival returns to the Gallivan Center this Friday & Saturday in SLC
WHAT: On the first Friday of every month, Angela H. Brown puts out a fresh-from-the-press issue of SLUG Magazine, documenting the City of Salt’s “underground” music, arts, culture, and action sports scenes. But her love for all things local goes beyond the printing press: For six summers (and counting), Brown and her talented team have rallied the state’s coolest craft-masters, artists, and creatives at the annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival held in downtown Salt Lake City.
The two-day event showcases the best of the Beehive’s arts-and-crafts culture and handmade goods, plus vintage wares and science and technology demos. This year’s lineup also includes live music from the likes of Giraffula, St. Boheme, and The North Valley, and eats from food trucks including Cupbop, Lewis Bros, Food Cartel, Off the Grid, and more.
WHY: If you’re looking for likeminded local folks to, say, design your wedding invites, customize your big-day gems, or whip up edible goods for your guests, think of Craft Lake City as an open-air marketplace to shop and vet potential wedding collaborators. There are more than 200 exhibitors to check out, but be on the lookout for the following SLPCBG favorites:
- Allison Cornu for (damn fine) hand-printed paper goods
- Amour Spreads for yummy fruity jam favors
- Annika Quinn for minimal and modern metal jewelry (rock the ear cuffs with a perfectly messy chignon and sleek column dress)
- Beehive Grooming & Co. for barber-approved, clean-cut groom and groomsman gifts or
- Saltyhoney products for facial hair aficionados
- Lick’d for gourmet fruit and cream pops and ice cream sandwiches—perfect for summer shindigs (trust us, your guests will thank you)
- Noisette for chic and scrumptious macarons, cakes, and sweet-filled dessert spreads, all of which can be made vegan, gluten-free, and Paleo-friendly
- Soil & Stem for fresh floral finery
WHERE: The Gallivan Center, 239 South Main Street, SLC
WHEN: Friday, August 8 from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, August 9 from noon-10 p.m.
HOW: Admission is free