The first edition of the Jackalope Art and Craft Fair will bring hundreds of artisans and crafters to Old Pasadena’s Central Park on April 25 and 26. If you like one-of-a-kind items, original jewelry designs, innovative home décor, art, photography, and the like, you are bound to find your fill at this “community-meets-artisan” event. (You may also enjoy Jim Canright’s website, http://www.arts-crafts.com, which covers a wide range of architectural and arts and crafts collectible shows.)
The Jackalope Art and Craft Fair is the brainchild of Melissa Shipley from Denver, Laura Fischer from Arizona, and Sara Vausbinder from Los Angeles. The trio met while working with an international arts organization and together created this venture, which will see inaugurations at each of their native cities.
Albert Einstein said: “Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” That is what the organizers of this fair want to accomplish by means of a series of free community workshops that will be held throughout the duration of the event. These workshops will teach anything from DIY beaded bracelets to working with natural dyes. You can see the full schedule by following this link.
Over 200 crafters are expected to participate at the fair. They have been listed by category on this page. Just a quick look shows the range of quality products you can expect for your personal, home, office, and family needs. Everything will be new – no vintage or second hand products.
The Jackalope Art and Craft Fair will start at 11 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. on both days. It will be free to attend and open to all ages. More information is available at http://www.jackalopeartfair.com. Central Park is located at 275 S. Raymond Avenue in Pasadena 91105.
“Creativity takes courage,” said Henri Matisse, so support these courageous women with big creative ideas and definite good taste. One of them loves Costa Rica, and that alone shows good judgment… this Costa Rican writer says. 🙂