The Nevada City Craft Fair returned to the Miners Foundry. The Bi-Annual event was a great way to support artisans, do some holiday shopping and meet some of the makers. The independent, juried craft fair showcased over fifty of the local region’s top Etsy vendors, artisans, designers, do-it-yourself crafters, and featured handmade, original and repurposed art, clothing, accessories, jewelry, gifts and treats by Conscious Creamery. It was great to catch up with artisans and meet new vendors.
Spring 2017 vendors included: 8103 Clothing, Akela Designs, The Hare in the Moon, Art Naturally Speaking, Artisticle, Be Bold Jewelry, Blue Sage Honey Co., Bly Osuna Designs, Burly Beverages, Butterfly People, Cabrina Channing Silverworks, Cello Chocolate, Calisoul Clothing, Conscious Creamery, Crook & Savvy, Dharma Love, Dodging Bullets, Driftwoods Clothing, Eko Kreations, Feather Tales, Femme Boheme, From the Earth Apothocary, Galactic Artifacts, Goddess In the Groove, Griffin Queen Jewelry, High5 HomeMade Pet Treats, Hilary Smith, Hummingbird Hotel, Indie Sweets, Jake Castro, Joe’s Crafts, Little Iris Clothing, Love Mert, Mann-Made Bath & Body, Maybird Jewelry, Miss Moth Design, MK Designs, Nox Jewelry, Nurelle Creations, Other People’s Junk, Pickle Pottery, Raebird, Ragged Thistle, Ramble & Pluck, Rocks and Unicorn, Sean Bill Ceramics, Seta Vida, Seth Nickell, Sienna Orlando, Sparrows Jewels, spunky punker, Suds By Stacy and More, Sunday Iris, Taildragger’s Den, Tamacino, TerraMuse , Terry Shearn Fiber Arts, The Drift Handmade, The Paisley Pandas, The Weekend Store, Thomboy Bags, Three Corners and WhoopKat! If you didn’t get a chance to see all of their work, feel free to check their work out online.
“We started the event years ago as a group of local artists inspired by the independent entrepreneurship and creative talents of those around us. We do emphasize that it is the premiere event to see and purchase handmade items from local and regional artists and makers because it is. The craft fair is so wonderfully unique that it continues to grow and support local artists by providing a platform that raises awareness about the young DIY crafters and artists in our community and helps them sell their wares, while also networking and building connections with other like-minded communities that can hopefully help to expand their business. It is also hosted at the Miners Foundry, a historic building which was built by hand from local timber and stone. We are pretty lucky to have such a cool event in our community!” said co-founder Jesse Locks. Gretchen Bond, Executive Director of the Miners Foundry, said, “We are the community home to the arts and culture, people experience and create art here nearly every day.”
© 2017 InnSide Nevada City, Photos by Erin Thiem