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Fleet Week!

Posted July 21st, 2016

The LA Waterfront is looking forward to hosting the first LA Fleet Week this Labor Day holiday weekend!  Join us for some fun events and meet & greet our service men and women…

Burgers & Beer and a Band – enjoy San Pedro’s newest brewery, Brouwerij West while trying some of the best LA’s burger trucks. Live music inside, free to attend. Food and beer not included. Friday, September 2, 5 to 9 p.m.

Brunch & Beer – come to the courtyard at CRAFTED for one of LA’s best coffee trucks and brunch your way through the day with breakfast-inspired food trucks. Beer will be served inside the Brouwerij West tasting room and CRAFTED will be open early so you can search for unique handcrafted gifts starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, September 4.

More details and events will be posted as the event approaches!

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    Visit with Unsustainable Creatures artist Cynthia Minet on First Thursday

    Posted June 30th, 2016

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    CRAFTED will be open from 4-8 on July 7 for San Pedro’s First Thursday event, and this month you can visit with artist Cynthia Minet, the sculptor behind the Unsustainable Creatures exhibit on view at CRAFTED through 2016.  

    The Ox, Elephant, Camel and Pack of Dogs on display at CRAFTED, all life-size sculptures, are made from post-consumer plastics, PVC and LEDs.  Cynthia Minet’s sculptures, drawings and installations stem from her interests in scientific and ecological issues, and her work often prompts viewers to ponder the complicated roles that plastics, consumer culture, and electricity play in our lives.

    Her artwork has been presented in solo shows in Southern California at USC, UC Riverside, and CSUN, as well as a solo installation in the Los Angeles International Airport. In addition to group shows nationally, Minet has presented her work internationally in Italy, Israel, Denmark, and Belarus.  Her next major project is a commissioned solo installation for the International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, TX, forthcoming in March 2018.

    In addition to her career as an established artist, Minet is currently a professor at Moorpark College in Southern California and she has also taught in Rome, Italy and in Guadalajara, Mexico. Come by and chat with her about her work and enjoy an artist-led tour, shop the market, enjoy a beer and take the trolley up to the First Thursday events in Downtown San Pedro!  The parking gates will be open until 10 p.m.

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      Fourth of July Fun!

      Posted June 30th, 2016

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      Spend part of your holiday weekend here with us!  There’s lots of fun things to do and Brouwerij West has special hours on Monday, July 4 – 2 to 10 p.m.!

      The weekend begins with Cars and Stripes Forever, a pre-Independence Day celebration sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles with a car show featuring more than 100 classic cars, live bands, food trucks, beer garden, and a grand fireworks finale.  Stop by early and leave your car here – the trolley will take you to the event and you can leave your car here until 11 p.m.!

      Shop the market Friday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for fun summer finds – here’s a few of our Fourth favorites:

      Plus – it’s Tie Dye Weekend!  Our most popular hands-on craft – for $10 you can tie dye a plain white shirt that we provide, or you are welcome to bring your own item.  It must be 100% cotton.

      Did you know the massive Korean Bell of Friendship located just up the hill from CRAFTED is rung every year on the Fourth?  Join us at 10:30 a.m. at the Korean Bell for this moving celebration of freedom and friendship hosted by the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce.  Then, head on over to Brouwerij West – the brewery will be open from 2-10 p.m. on Monday, July 4.  PEACHES’ SMOKEHOUSE & SOUTHERN KITCHEN is scheduled to be servin’ up some American eats and we are pretty sure you’ll be able to see the Cabrillo Beach fireworks from the back dock!

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        Annual Etsy Party at CRAFTED – June 18, 2016

        Posted June 12th, 2016

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        Grab your girls, your kids, the dog and your dude – it’s a camp-themed craft party!  Indoor and outdoor games, our most popular crafts, a selfie safari, live music, food trucks, and more. Shop from local artists, and enjoy a few camp snacks and a beer at Brouwerij West while you spend a day at Camp CRAFTED.

        Enjoy these crafts from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

        Tie Dye!
        Our most popular craft.  Fee includes a shirt or you can bring something you want to dye.
        Courtyard at CRAFTED.  $10.

        Woodland Animal Mask
        Creation Station – $5

        Mason Jar Terrariums
        A verdant little world in a glass!
        Inside Outside Unique Designs, shop 212
        $10

        Stretchy Bracelets
        Eileen’s Beaded Jewelry, shop 189
        $5

        S’MORES!
        No camp is complete without them.  The grown-up twist?  A selection of flavored salts to top it off.  Yes, salt.  Try it, it’s good.
        At Red Car Market, shop 144
        1 for $2 or 2 for $3

        Printmaking
        ECF Art Center, shop 210
        $10

        Charm Bracelets
        An advanced version of the summer camp classic
        Nagare, shop 122
        $10

        Decoupage Art
        iCandy, shop 195
        Price varies

        Metal fortune cookie charm
        Phoenix Magyk, shop 156
        $10

        Tie Dye Cookies
        Paint and eat!
        Paradise Preserves, shop 199
        $4

        Sun catcher key chain
        Vintage Stop, shop 130
        $6

        Colorful Hair Wraps
        Siren’s Calling, shop 208
        $5-10

        Metalworking Demonstration
        Weasel Werks, shop 108
        FREE

        Make your own nail polish
        Pretty & Perky, shop 153  $12

        Woven Ojo de Dios/Gods Eye
        make our grown-up version…ah, the memories…
        In the Demonstration Area.
        FREE

        Dream Catchers
        with Indica Designs, shop 148
        Price based on size and complexity

        After 3 p.m…

        Hot dogs!
        With Cascabel Mole or Sauerkraut
        at Red Car Market, shop 144
        1 for $3 or 2 for $5

        Sign up early for…

        Make a Candle with Banter & Bliss
        Pour your own 7 oz. “Campfire & Summer Camp” soy candle.
        2 to 3 p.m., $25
        Space is limited – please email hello@banterandbliss.com to RSVP

        Plus:

        Two NEW photo booths and a Selfie Safari!
        For three years CRAFTED has hosted the largest Etsy Craft Party on the West Coast.  And that’s because it’s awesome, don’t miss it!
        Eventbrite - Summer Camp Etsy Craft Party

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          Selfie Safari!

          Posted June 12th, 2016

           

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          We are thrilled to have on exhibit an CRAFTED selected works by Cynthia Minet, Unsustainable Creatures.  Each life-size sculpture is made from post-consumer plastics, PVC and LEDs.

          The elephant shown above is the largest of the sculptures commissioned by the LA Dept. of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles World Airports for a solo installation in the Tom Bradley International Terminal, April-September 2013.  Tour around the market to find Camel, Ox and the Pack Dogs.

          Cynthia Minet’s sculptures, drawings and installations stem from her interests in scientific and ecological issues. Made from translucent post-consumer plastics and LEDS, her work often prompts viewers to ponder the complicated roles that plastics, consumer culture, and electricity play in our lives. She constructs anatomically accurate life-scale domesticated animals, and intends them as surrogates for humans, presenting human nature via the animal.

          Cynthia Minet was born in New Jersey, raised in Rome, Italy, and is based in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from San Francisco State University, and a BA from UC Santa Barbara. Currently a professor at Moorpark College in Southern California, she has also taught in Rome, Italy and in Guadalajara, Mexico.

          Her artwork has been presented in solo shows in Southern California at USC, UC Riverside, and CSUN, as well as a solo installation in the Los Angeles International Airport. In addition to group shows nationally, Minet has presented her work internationally in Italy, Israel, Denmark, and Belarus. Features and reviews have appeared on The Discovery Channel(Canada), Wired Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, KCET ArtBound, Artillery Magazine, FORM Magazine, the Anchorage Daily News, RAI Television, (Italy), The Huffington Post and on numerous websites.

          Her next major project is a commissioned solo installation for the International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, TX, forthcoming in March 2018.

          Contact: www.cynthiaminet.com

           

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            More time to enjoy – beginning June 2

            Posted May 31st, 2016

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            Beginning on Thursday, June 2, the market will be extending its hours to include First Thursdays and additional hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Our new hours are as follows:

            First Thursday (of each month): 4 to 8 p.m.

            Friday – Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

            Meanwhile, Brouwerij West has added some new days and hours as well, and now opens at noon on Fridays:

            Wednesday and Thursday: 4 to 9 p.m.

            Friday and Saturday: noon to 9 p.m.

            Sunday: noon to 8 p.m.

            We hope you’ll join us all summer long!

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              CRAFTED now open for First Thursdays!

              Posted May 30th, 2016

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              Have you been to FIRST THURSDAY in San Pedro? If not, you have to check it out!

              The first Thursday of each month is open studio night in San Pedro – when many of the Downtown galleries, studios and shops open their doors into the evening for receptions and special events, complimented by live music, food trucks and our fantastic array of restaurants.

              Start your First Thursday off here at CRAFTED – Brouwerij West and the market both open at 4 p.m. This Thursday, June 2, you can catch a sneak peek of the San Pedro Art Association’s Harbor Wide Student Art Competition as we install it live!

              Trolley_200You can leave your car here and ride the FREE red trolley to and around Downtown to make sure you see all the sites.  The trolley will run about every 15 minutes from 4 to 10 p.m.  Here is the route and schedule for First Thursdays.  You can pick up your car until 10 p.m. or the next day.  Every First Thursday is a new and fun experience, so come down and join us!

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                Get Ready for Summer by the Sea

                Posted May 25th, 2016

                Ride the wave of ocean-inspired art all the way to the shores of summer.  Our waterfront location and the lengthening days have our CRAFTED artists thinking about sailing, sea life and sunny afternoons at the beach – here’s a few of their latest creations.  And speaking of longer days, our new summer hours begin on June 2 – we will be open for First Thursdays each month from 4 to 8 p.m. and every Friday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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                  All Aboard! The Red Trolley is Back

                  Posted May 13th, 2016

                  Ready to make a day of it?  The LA Waterfront Red Trolley is back, so you can travel around downtown San Pedro and visit our many attractions at no charge.  Take public transit to San Pedro (the Silver Line and DASH are great options) or leave your car in one spot and get a whole weekends’ worth of fun.

                  The entire route is approximately 40 minutes and the trolleys are 15 minutes apart, so you can hop on and off anywhere along the way and then get back on when you’re done!

                  • CRAFTED and Brouwerij West (of course)
                  • The Doubletree Hotel on the Marina
                  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
                  • Ports O’Call
                  • The Battleship Iowa
                  • Two stops on 6th Street and one on 7th, serving downtown’s many shops, restaurants, art galleries and theaters

                   

                  Trolley runs every Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.

                   

                  The LA Waterfront Red Trolley is sponsored by the San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District and the Port of Los Angeles.

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                    Hand Craft the Perfect Mother’s Day

                    Posted May 5th, 2016


                    This weekend is the Super Bowl of Mom appreciation aka Mother’s Day. It’s time to show your favorite lady how much she means to you and we’ve collected a few ideas to help you hand craft the perfect Mother’s Day that is sure to get you that unofficial ‘favorite child’ spot.  Even more ideas here.

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