Join us on Saturday for live music by Slow Learner. They were a big hit at our Labor Day BBQ and they’re back to entertain us again!
When: September 15, 2012
Where: The Demonstration Area
*$5.00 parking fee
“Make and Take” with Jennifer Priest:
Halloween Candy Holder!
Get ready for Halloween with sour cream-style candy holders that are great as placecards, party favors, or for very good trick-or-treaters. Stop by Hydrangea Hippo for this make-and-take.
“Make and Take” with Jennifer Priest:
Create a money holder card for a birthday or special occasion at Hydrangea Hippo.
When: Sunday, September 16
Time: 12-3 PM
Where: Booth A140
Price: $4 materials fee
Artist Denise Hahn will be hosting a bead bar in Hydrangea Hippo’s booth (A140)! Denise is professional designer in the craft industry holding positions on the Graphic45 Design Team as well as the Clearsnap Design Team and has been teaching jewelry and mixed media classes for years at venues such as French General here in Los Angeles.
Did you know that Southern California hosts the largest permanent craft marketplace? Well, I didn’t. That is until last weekend when I was invited to participate in an “Etsy Craft Party” at Crafted located at the Port of Los Angeles.I totally dig handmade anything and I so respect crafters who can take their creativity and and share it with others. So, when I became aware of this event, I jumped at the chance to attend.The whole Crafted wonderland opened for business and enjoyment on June 29, 2012. It is open every weekend of the year (that’s 52 weeks of weekends). Parking is $5.00 and entrance to the event is f-r-e-e. Crafted has secured a 35 year lease with the Port of Los Angeles so they plan on growing and evolving for a long, long time. Since opening, Crafted has averaged 3,000 visitors each weekend. They hope to expand the number of guests to 10,000 per weekend, especially as they open up new phases….
San Pedro has always been a city with character. I lived there for a couple of years in the early nineties, and despite all the grime, drug addled zombies, and sporadic gang violence, the place was not without a great deal of charm. It was a city rife with poets, artists, buskers and salty longshoremen in crusty dive bars. There were smartly stocked independent bookstores where locals would spend entire days arguing big ideas. There was a fairly legendary coffee shop and art gallery, run by a guy that called himself Rain Dog, who let really great stuff happen there. It is the town that gave birth to punk funk legends The Minutemen. Charles Bukowski lived, wrote, died and is buried there. I once read a poem to Wanda Coleman on 6th Street. It was kind of a magical place.
The economy has not been kind to San Pedro. When I visited the area back in April of this year, certain streets seemed like ghost towns. That coffee shop is now a pizza joint. The great bookstores are boarded up. Vacant storefronts were everywhere. This place that was so alive with artistic impulse, now seemed hollow, gutted out. The bars remained.
So then a few weeks ago, I came across an article announcing the opening of Crafted in a huge warehouse off 22nd Street. Crafted is an indoor marketplace packed with a wide variety of art, decorative objects, jewelry, clothing, and food that real folks have made with their own hands. Refreshing concept, is it not?
See the full article and photos here.
Here are some of our favorite recipes from our very own edibles vendors at CRAFTED. Make these savory treats for your friends and loved ones and they’ll be begging for more!
Bruchetta made with Spicee Pear Jelly from Paradise Preserves
1 mini sourdough baguette
Spicee Pear Jelly (be sure to pick up this ingredient from Paradise Preserves at CRAFTED)
Bleu cheese, crumbled
Micro green sprouts ( at Trader Joe’s and Wholefoods
Preheat oven to broil. Slice baguette into ¼ inch slices and spread each slice with jelly. Top with 1 to 1 ½ tsp
Bleu cheese. Put on a baking sheet and pop under the broiler until just bubbly.
Remove from the oven and top each slice with a few micro greens.
San Angel Mole | Black Mole Pizza from the Red Car Market
Diced precooked chicken breast
San Angel Mole Negro
Oaxacan cheese or mozzarella
Cooked fresh or canned corn
Roll out the pizza dough and cover with a layer of black mole. Top with cheese, chicken and corn.
Bake 20 minutes or until cheese bubbles.
Watch as clay turns to metal . . . with a torch . . . in two minutes! Artist, Delia Marsellos-Traister of Phoenix Magyk creates in fine silver. The medium she starts with is metal clay. Metal Clay is particles of silver combined with an organic binder. The material is formed, dried and then fired. The binder burns away and the particles of silver make a molecular bond. VOILA silver clay turns to pure silver. Learn more at the demonstration!
When: Sunday, November 11
Time: 1:00pm demonstration, 1:30pm for a make and take session.
Location: Phoenix Magyk booth A113
Price: Free demonstration. $20.00 make and take.
Had a blast at our Etsy Craft Party? Let the fun continue at Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) for their monthly Etsy Craft Night! Celeb crafter Mark Montano (who made fun zip tie bracelets with us!) will be showing how to make party balls out of magazine paper next Thursday!
When: Thursday, September 6
Location: Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles.
More Info: visit their website.