Applications for the 6th annual Indie Craft Parade are open now through June 22, 2015. All Southern makers and artists are encouraged to submit their work. For more details and to apply, please visit indiecraftparade.com.
We can hardly believe it — 2015 is almost here. Soon we’ll toast in the new year and make big plans for the future. But this end of season time gives us a chance to reflect on all that’s been accomplished in the past year. We’ve met incredible people, seen growth in the makers community, and seen remarkable expansion within our own organization.
We’re eternally grateful to the friends, family, and community who provide constant support for and encouragement to for Indie Craft Parade, and we’re continually reminded how blessed we are to have you all in our lives. We hope you enjoy reliving some of the highlights of this past year.
We’re incredibly excited to announce our fantastic lineup of speakers for the 2015 Makers Summit. These talented people will be providing keynotes, workshops, and panel discussions that will revolutionize your entrepreneurial world!
Check out The Makers Summit site to see full details!
Saturday’s the big day! We can’t wait to see you all come out to the Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair. Here are some final details to help make your experience the best it can be.
Where and When is the Holiday Fair?
The Holiday Fair will be located at The Greenville County Museum of Art.
420 College Street, Greenville SC 29601
The hours are 10 am to 6 pm.
Please note, this is NOT the same location as our September festival. If you go to the Huguenot Mill there will not be anyone there. Also, The Greenville County Museum of Art is one of many buildings in Heritage Green, so refer to the photos below. You can look for outdoor signs for Indie Craft Parade. If this is your first time visiting GCMA, you can enter the building from either the front or back. Both entrances will lead you to the Holiday Fair.
Where can I park?
There is a large parking lot at Heritage Green. If the lot is full, there are a number of parking garages in Greenville. The closest one to GCMA is Richardson Street. Also, the Downtown Trolley runs to Heritage Green on Saturday, so you can park anywhere close to the route, and hop on for free!
Who will be there?
We will have 30 artists at the Holiday Fair. This makes it a smaller event than the September Festival, but we’ve specially picked our vendors who are excellent for Christmas shopping. So bring your list!
Will there be a line?
Probably a short one. Last year we had 1,500 attendees throughout the day, and we expect that number to increase. However, the rest of the art museum is filled with amazing exhibits—especially one for kids and a series of guided tours. So if you need to wait at all, we recommend touring the museum or elsewhere on Heritage Green.
What about food?
We’ve got some great options for you! There will be a great selection of food trucks, including Asada and Thoroughfare. We’ll also be hosting one of our favorite duos, Circa Doughnuts and Methodical Coffee. Also, GCMA has provided an eating area in case the weather is cold.
See you this weekend! We can’t wait!
We are so excited about all of the Christmas shopping we’ll do this weekend at the Holiday Fair, and we hope you’re putting your shopping list together after seeing our gift guides. Here’s one featuring all of the great gifts you’ll be able to find to create a more handmade home.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We know as soon as the dinner plates are cleared tomorrow, you’re going to start strategizing your holiday shopping. Have fun out there in the Black Friday madness (those of you who choose to participate). But remember, those truly memorable, meaningful gifts come from real people…people like our Holiday Fair artists.
As you’re planning your gift giving, consider these two new gift guides to help you find the perfect treasures for the people in your life.
If you’re looking for unique and one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts this year, our Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair can help! Featuring handmade goods from 29 artists, there’s something for everyone. Starting with stocking stuffers and gifts for the little ones on your list, let us make a few suggestions to get you started!
Stocking stuffers clockwise from top left: handkerchief/scarf from Dapper Ink / Leather keychain from Billiam Jeans / Recipe cards from Ink Meets Paper / Sketchbook from Shed Labs / Ceramic cloud magnet from Crave Studio / Soaps from The Herb Garden
Gifts for the Little Ones clockwise from top left: Canvas crown from Lovelane Designs / Not-so-magic wands from Slab. / Boy’s necktie from Cordial Churchman / Baby spoon from Block & Hammer / Baby booties from Pogoshop /
We love this time of year, and while everyone is starting to get busy preparing for Christmas, let’s not bypass the beautiful season that we’re in right now. In honor of the changing leaves and cooler weather, we gathered a few of our favorite Fall DIYs to inspire and prepare you for a season of making.
Follow the links below for tutorials on each of the projects pictured.
Clockwise from top left:
1. Pie Inspiration
2. Keep your houseplants cozy
3. Pumpkin Guest Book — ask family members to write what they’re thankful for
4. Pinecone Placecards – these would look great in gold too!
5. Repurposed sweater basket
6. Gold-dipped glasses
Fall colors may not have hit their peak yet here in Greenville, but we’re already thinking about the holidays, well, the Holiday Fair, that is. We’re planning the third annual Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair, featuring a selection of previous Indie Craft Parade participants. At this one day event you can support local artists and shop for one-of-a-kind gifts.
PLEASE NOTE: The Holiday Fair will be in a new location this year. Due to a generous offer by the Greenville County Museum of Art, we will host the Holiday Fair in one of the Museum’s galleries. Their beautiful building and great location allows us to keep this year’s Holiday Fair closer to the center of Greenville.
Date and Time: Saturday, Decmber 6; 10 am to 6 pm
Location: Greenville County Museum of Art; 420 College Street, Greenville, SC 29601
Keep reading for a sneak peek of goods you’ll see at the Holiday Fair and the full list of artists who’ll be there.
Wow! It’s been over a month since the 2014 Indie Craft Parade, and we’re still reliving the fun of the festival weekend! As we’re buttoning up all the remaining details for 2014, we want to make sure you know about one of our favorite and long-time sponsors, Oh Snap! Photobooth. Every year, attendees to the festival look forward to snapping fun, impromptu shots in the photobooth. It’s everyone’s favorite souvenir (well, a close second after all the amazing handmade art they bought).
We’ve waited a little to give this company proper recognition in order to collect some of our favorite examples from our followers on Instagram. Just a few more reminders of how much fun we had. Ways we love to see Oh Snap! photos appear on Instagram (as sampled below):
– People showing off their collection of photo strips from multiple festival years
– Seeing pictures of our amazing artists with friends (old and new alike)
– Cramming as many faces as possible into the frame
– Photos of Indie Craft Parade purchases mixed in with souvenir photo strips
Photo courtesy of caraansley.
Photo courtesy of milk__moon.
Photo courtesy of timberline jewelry.
Photo courtesy of finktoys.
Photo courtesy of lorena_uribe11.
Photo courtesy of c_tadlock.
Please, if you ever contemplate having a photobooth at a party or gathering, contact Oh Snap! right away. You will not regret having this amazing feature at your event. The owner, Jon, has worked with us from the beginning of our event, and we couldn’t imagine the festival without it!