Crafty and local

willowglass pendants

Pendants by willowglass, one of the artisans who will be at giveHANDMADE.

There are a bunch of events coming up that feature gifts and other products by local crafters and artists. Here are a few that we've noticed.

If you know of any others, please post about them in the comments.

The Buy Local Bash
Saturday, November 15 from 5-9pm
at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy

Capital District Local First's 2nd annual event features all sorts of vendors, from food to books. And there's music from Ashley Pond, Ben Karis-Nix and Amanda Rogers -- that beats the heck out of regular store muzak.

Tight Knit
November 28 (5-9p) and 29 (10a-5p)
The Frear Building in Troy

This first-time event promises to showcase "jewelry, clothing, housewares, embroidery, canvas work, collage, sculpture, cartoonists, and every other kind of "handmade" good by independent artists."

giveHANDMADE
December 6 and 7, 13 and 14
various locations in Albany and Troy

Grand Street Community Arts has coordinated this craftstravaganza with "handmade gifts created by local d.i.y. makers: crafters, stichers, & artists."

Comments

Wow, thanks for the heads-up! Just signed my wee online haircare biz (Serpentine Hair) up for the giveHANDMADE festival! Hopefully, we'll be there one of the first two weekends in December! :)

One advantage to the holiday season - all of the craft events that are held. Most large craft events enable you to possibly do most of your holiday shopping. Handmade is always special. Love the jewelry that you have featured at the top of the article(hint, hint).

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