The 8th annual Nevada City Craft Fair turned the Miners Foundry into a bustling holiday market. The Bi-Annual event is a great way to support artisans, do some shopping and meet some of the makers. The independent, juried craft fair showcased over sixty 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. Outside of the Foundry Victorian Christmas was in full swing, it was great to see so much activity in downtown Nevada City.
“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.”
A complete list of vendors included: Eko Kreations, Higher Vibrationz Jewelry, Newton Booth Builds, Pickle Pottery, Refined Pallet, Sierra Stitchcraft, InHarmony Jewelry, Fly To Me, L. Nickson Designs, Handmade Textile Dolls, Elevate Magic Jewelry, Herbal Med Rx, Citrus Atelier, BAC ClayWorks, Green Mosaics, The Paisley Pandas, The Window Lady, A Bound Book, Puddle and Dot Designs, The Wild Wooden Spoon, Vilina Hutter Jewelry, Bitterwitch Apothecary, Sheila Cameron Art, Box & Potted, Tangleweeds, Jake Castro Art, Zarjo Design, Anya Tuton Artist, Nittin’ Ninja, Bici.Arte, Karen Tanaka, Cello Chocolate, Yvon Dockter Clay & Metal Art, Alford Design, Cabrina Channing Silverworks, Luvundus, Snowbroth, The Rose Sun, Amee Medeiros, Erika and Nash, Griffin Queen, PK Jewelry, Teal Arrow Goods, Katie Morris Ceramics, Loot and Lore, Kara Rane, Alexandras Alchemy, Painted Points, MK Designs Clay Art, Beautifully Regular, Gold Fever, SCUSD, Yoke Handmade, Rock-It-Man Stoneworks, JJJbeadedjewelry (cali), chulatribe, Picahlo, ida thistle ceramics, LHDUCK, Laughing Tree, Symbiotic Creations, X?X, Cabine, The Gilded Poppy and Sparrow Jewels.
And don’t forget there’s still time to enter the Outside Inn’s blog Holiday Giveaway, a great holiday gift for one lucky person. Many, many, many thanks to all the folks who have entered so far, I am so thankful to live in this amazing community. For photos from previous Nevada City Craft Fairs: May 2018, December 2017, Summer 2017, December 2016, December 2015, Summer 2015, December 2014, Summer 2014, December 2013, Summer 2013, December 2012, Summer 2012.
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