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Wine, Dine and Fine Art with Shari Tipich

Posted July 17th, 2014

Join artist Shari Tipich for a stunning artistic celebration of one of the world’s most exuberant and beloved flowers- the Sunflower. Enjoy wine, appetizers and desserts as we explore in paint the carefree spirit of this beautiful flower. All artistic levels welcome!

Date: Sunday, June 27 — 2 pm – 5pm

Cost: $50.00

RSVP: sharitipichart@gmail.com

2nd Anniversary Photo Recap!

Posted July 10th, 2014

It was such a blast celebrating our 2nd Anniversary June 27-29th that we had to share our favorite photos with you. The party kicked off with a surprise breakfast for store owners, followed by an afternoon toasting of CRAFTED shop owners and customers by our friends from L.A.’s Office of the Mayor and the Port of Los Angeles - complete with champagne and cupcakes!

Saturday our friends from the SoCal Etsy Guild kept the party going by co-hosting the 3rd official Mom & Pop-Up Shop at CRAFTED. Makers from all over Southern California came to sell and network with other artisans. They brought a great collection of handmade modern pottery pieces, pet clothing, bath products, rock-inspired upcycled clothing and a delicious popsicle maker, just to name a few. [Their next visit will be on September 20th; get details here.]

Not to be outdone, Sunday brought it with the Homemade Brew and Food Festival, complete with live music from eclectic rock band the Gumbo Brothers! The local homebrew clubs and talented chefs on hand (several of whom are at CRAFTED every weekend) brought a wide array of amazing treats to share and were more than willing to share secrets about their personal creations!

Thanks to everyone who has made CRAFTED’s first two years a success. We look forward to sharing many more handmade memories with you!

 

Yarn Bomb

Posted July 8th, 2014

 

CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles has secured a high-profile, high-impact site to YARN BOMB in the upcoming months! Visit this page for updates on the fun collaborative activity and how you can join us to create a colorful community art project together.

Updates

7/8/14: Details and Official Project Announcements will be unveiled at LA Quilt Show and Fiber Art Festival, August 1-3 at CRAFTED.

Crafted Turns 2!

Posted July 5th, 2014

We had a wonderful anniversary weekend, June 27-29! Thanks to you, CRAFTED turns 2!

Etsy Craft Party Recap!

Posted June 18th, 2014

On June 6th CRAFTED hosted its 3rd annual Etsy Craft Party. KTLA’s lovely Allie Mac Kay previewed the event by making crafts with CRAFTED artisans Things to Wine About, Tamiza’s TreatsArtisan Candle Company and Keep on Givin’. View the live TV segments here, here, and here.

Once the party started, the real fun began. Over 800 people came to get crafty at more than a dozen activity stations, including photo embroidery projects, sun catcher stringing, decoupage painting and more. Party guests were also treated to a complimentary photo shoots by our friends from Capture Pod Photo Booths, face painting and floral crowns with Crown Bloom Co. There was tasty food and drink with Vella Pizza and Brouwerij West. A funky live DJ also livened the mood.

Local lifestyle bloggers agreed the party was a hit: check out the testimonials at Headbands and Bagels and Join The Gossip. Join us for our next party June 27-29th to celebrate CRAFTED’s 2nd Anniversary!

 

CRAFTEDturns2

Posted June 12th, 2014

CRAFTED is turning two and we’re celebrating all things handmade! Revel with the “real deal”: it’s a party to celebrate CRAFTED’s 100+ artists who hand-make everything for your home, your body and your style. If you enjoy one-of-a-kinds and limited editions, CRAFTED’s 2nd anniversary weekend is the place to indulge all of your senses.

 

Purchase tickets for the Home Brew & Food Fest at CraftedTurns2.eventbrite.com

 

Friday, June 27: Commendations to CRAFTED artists, tasty treats served up at 2p.m. and other surprises. Visit the Creation Station to make a fun tie-dye project!

 

 

 

 

Saturday, June 28: The SoCal Etsy Guild will be on hand to double your handmade shopping fun. Browse dozens of additional vendors in this lively one day pop-up event! Live DJ Fusion Grooves, kids crafts and hula hooping! Find out more here.

 

 

 

Sunday, June 29: Do you enjoy craft beer? Check out how it all began through homebrew! Try unique beers by SoCal’s talented homebrew clubs. These special beers are not available at your local taproom or bottle shop. Join us for this one-of-a-kind opportunity.

 Local brew crews and chefs will be serving up tasty treats along with a side order of live music. Purchase tickets for admission to the beer garden (21+) to try homebrew by beer clubs like The Crude Brew CrewLong Beach HomebrewersYeastside Brewers, Maltose Falcons, F.E.R.M. Club and Strand Brewers Club. See what the buzz is all about! Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit art education programs the San Pedro Art Association. Live homebrew demo, tote bag and souvenir glassware are all included in the ticket price.

Purchase tickets at CraftedTurns2.eventbrite.com

 (If you purchase tickets online before 12 pm on June 28th, use promo code TASTE at checkout and receive $5 off your ticket!)

p.s. Share your favorite CRAFTED moments using #craftedturns2!

Gifts for Dad!

Posted June 4th, 2014

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15th. Bring your dad to our handmade marketplace and enjoy an authentic Chicago-style blues performance by The Silver Kings!  Or make a BBQ apron with dad in the Creation Station. And for those of you still shopping for Father’s Day, CRAFTED has tons of fun gifts that are way more impressive than a pair of socks. Browse our Dad’s Gift Guide and show Pops he is truly one-of-a-kind.

Shakespeare by the Sea!

Posted May 21st, 2014

 

Summer gets dramatic thanks to our friends at Shakespeare by the Sea. CRAFTED is a proud sponsor of this year’s program, running June 12th – August 16th. This season features Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Enjoy the classic tales of drama and tragedy with backdrops of the beautiful Southern California coast and local parks! For a schedule of performances, visit the Shakespeare by the Sea website here. Like CRAFTED, admission is free!

Memorial Day Weekend

Posted May 21st, 2014

 

 Spend your Memorial Day Weekend shopping handmade in the USA! Our marketplace is full of California-made treasures. We have a weekend schedule full of patriotic activities and entertainment that are perfect for the whole family.

Schedule:

Friday, May 23rd

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit the Creation Station to color red, white, & blue scarves. Decoupage pretty mason jars to show your patriotic spirit!

Saturday, May 24th

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Take the Beginning Quilting Class with Patsy Johnson Quilts, Shop 140. The beautiful quilt will be a keepsake for years to come. ($55) RSVP: patsyjohnsonquilts@gmail.com

11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy a classic American burger with the Great American Burger truck!

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit the Creation Station to color red, white, & blue scarves. Decoupage pretty mason jars to show your patriotic spirit!

Sunday, May 25th

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit the Creation Station to color red, white, & blue scarves. Decoupage pretty mason jars to show your patriotic spirit!

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Learn the basics of glass fusing and create a patriotic themed piece with Enchanted Chic, Shop 194. ($60) RSVP: brmflyr144@yahoo.com

2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Enjoy live Chicago style blues music by The Silver Kings.

New Artists We Love

Posted May 14th, 2014

Visit our market this weekend and browse these fantastic new shops!

Iris’s Petite Bake Shoppe, Shop 157

These ARE the tastiest gluten-free cookies ever! Super easy to mix up in your own home so you have the pleasure of fresh baked cookies from the oven! IPBS uses the best ingredients like pure vanilla extract made in a wind powered facility in Colorado, fair trade and organic non-GMO light brown sugar and 100% stone ground brown rice flour, the result of which become the best cookies in your kitchen.

 

 

 

 

LF Cubed Designs, Shop 158

Luis is a fine artist and sculptor. He creates colorful original abstract paintings. He also repurposes discarded computer parts to create intricate and complex sculptures.

 

 

 

 

 

Paula Crochet Fashion, Shop 108

Paula Crochet Fashion has been putting together creative and unique couture crochet designs for many years. Paula Crochet Fashion has intricate and detailed dresses, pant suits, scarves, hats, shawls, bikinis and more! Custom designs are also available. Paula also teaches crochet classes for kids and adults.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things To Wine About, Shop 182

This shop creates unique, rustic home décor items using retired wine barrels and other re-purposed materials.  They utilize the entire barrel, from the staves, to the heads, and everything in between.  To preserve the heritage of the pieces, Things to Wine About lightly sands them to bring out the grain while preserving the markings that tell the history of the barrels and the wines they once held.

 

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