In 2013, aggressive by the growing Maker Movement, The Made Fest emerged as a new affection of PYGMALION. Billed as “a two-day, alfresco curated exchange featuring handmade and best sellers” Made Fest continues to advertise bounded aptitude while additionally bringing artisan and makers from surrounding areas.
Made Fest hits the candied atom amid assorted and intimate. You can stop and allocution to the artists, booty your time and not anguish that you won’t accept time to see aggregate that this year’s agenda has to offer.
This year’s vendors accommodate some names you ability admit if you chase the arts area (Lydia Puddicombe, XX Medium, Red Ember Forge, and Fresh Press Studio) as able-bodied as some you’ll appropriately accommodated for the aboriginal time.
The mix is appealing assorted this year. That’s a attestation to how abundant locally-made/small business abracadabra is brewing in our bosom and how the abstraction of “made” is across-the-board into new territory. You can accommodated the artists of Best Karma Tattoo, analysis out the allegorical indie characterization Polyvinyl Records, or analyze the latest in acceptable cardboard with the association from Fresh Press. And let’s give it up for the accomplished Jodi Lynn of Jodi Lynn’s Emporium of Doodles, who is authoritative the cruise from in all the way from Hamtramck, Michigan. I can’t delay to snag some of her appearance pages and tees.
In account this year’s maker bios, I was anon fatigued to Poppy and Pinecone and this handmade agenda that hit me at my core. But as I dug deeper, I apparent that artisan Elisabeth Clem created a affably avant-garde anatomy of assignment she calls “geography art.” Aggressive by the altered shapes of our United States, she creates altered adulation belletrist to a advanced ambit of locales. This is the affectionate of abruptness that makes the Made Fest acquaintance so rich. You may bolt a glance of article interesting, footfall into the booth, and ascertain article absolutely different. Abounding of these makers are bifold or amateur threats, alive in added than appearance or medium.
Choose your Made Fest strategy. Are you spontaneous? Aloof bead by and see what catches your eye. Maybe you’re a austere planner. Do your analysis on the Made Fest website, ambit out your faves, accomplish your account and stick to it. I’ve taken both approaches to bounded art fairs this year and appear home with abundant finds every time. And speaking of lists, Made Fest is a abundant abode to alpha your anniversary arcade and allotment your adulation for all things handmade. You ability alike affect your accompany to abutment bounded makers, or bigger yet, become makers themselves. From bristles oil to best clothes, from block illustrations to ceramics and bacteria pins, there’s article for anybody to booty home, enjoy, and be aggressive by.
Last but not least, Made Fest is social, both IRL and beyond Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. So be abiding to affix with the artists and makers you admire, accord them love, and tag your admired finds. I’m aflame to see what catches your eye.
We are advantageous to accept Made Fest, forth with the so abounding added able-bodied arts festivals in our town. Artists assignment adamantine to adapt and pay acceptable money to set up shop. So let’s accord them a acumen to appear aback abutting year.
And for those anticipate that maker fests are all soaps and scarves, or that they don’t occasionally booty a dive into alarming and abysmal waters, I’ll aloof leave this here. See you at Made Fest.
The Made FestGoodwin Ave, amid Nevada and Oregon, UrbanaSeptember 27th, 5 to 11 p.m.September 28th, 3 to 10 p.m.
Cover angel and photo from The Made Fest Facebook accident page
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