Crafeteria: The Crafty, Handmade Lineup for 2012
A lineup of 40 local crafters will let their hands rest and machines cool down on Friday night; they'll be behind their booths, talking shop, and selling their goods during the seventh Crafeteria in downtown Phoenix.
The event, hosted by Frances in the Medlock Plaza on Central Avenue and Camelback Road, runs from 6 to 10 p.m. and plays by one rule: everything must be 100 percent handmade.
Crafeteria's an annual gathering for arts and crafty types and one of our favorite places to do some serious holiday shopping. This year's lineup includes a few new faces -- and more than a few names we're excited about ...
Here are just nine booths you'll have to race us to:
9. Santo Press -- Brent Bond
Brent Bond founded Santo Press in 2009 and restored a 1960 Vandercook Universal I printing press, which he now uses to print his own works as well as collaborations with fellow local artists. Bond focuses on high quality, small scale, and limited edition prints by artists in all media -- which means he'll have plenty to choose from at the holiday market.
8. Street Gems -- Shannon Felty
Shannon Felty sees the value in found objects -- plastic bottles and cups, plastic bags, and caution tape -- that she and a group of those in need transform into jewelry and wearable art. Street Gems is more than a few crafty hands -- it's a chance for the creators to get back on their feet.
7. Subtle Takeover -- Joshua Rhodes
Joshua Rhodes is taking the creative community by storm with paintings, designs, and creative projects that have been featured during Phoenix Design Week, Pedal Craft, and
at Growop boutique in downtown Phoenix. Hope you have some extra wall space.
6. Larkspur Studio -- Danielle Hacche
Danielle Hacche is returning to Crafeteria this year with her intricate paintings and prints. The artist grew up in the United Kingdom before attending the Falmouth College of Art in the UK and the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work's been featured in publications and design blogs around the country.