CRAFTED celebrated our fifth anniversary on July 1, 2017 with a market-wide party! Guests were greeted with free CRAFTED lunch coolers or tote bags and glittery anniversary cupcakes made by Carey at Paradise Preserves as musical guests She Sings, She Swings opened the day with gypsy jazz. Dana Sparrow and DJ Notorious Jen kept the music going all day long while visitors enjoyed our most popular Creation Station craft, Tie Dye, and DIYs offered by our store owners. Shoppers of all ages poured their own candles, made a succulent garden, designed their own mugs, got elaborate henna tattoos and had their faces painted, and enjoyed creative and crafty food offerings from Shady Grove BBQ, Mexican pop-up LA resist, and Mom and Pop Shop popsicles.
Hundreds of folks from our great community and many of the friends we’ve made along the way turned out to visit and shop with our modern makers. Thank you so much for shopping handmade and local over the past five years! Stay tuned this month for more five-year festivities and special recognition for our artists that have been with us since Day 1 by following CRAFTED on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and signing up for our newsletter at craftedportla.com!