Indie Craft Parade Call for Entries
Last year, there was a line around the block to get into the first-ever Indie Craft Parade. Local crafters showed off and sold their stationary, fabrics and other artwork during the festival. “We wanted to show that art isn’t necessarily just something you stick in a frame and slap on a wall,” ICP co-founder Erin Godbey told us last year. “Art can also be a beautifully hand-carved rolling pin or it can be an embroidered pillow or a piece of vintage clothing repurposed into something new. There’s beauty in so much else and art in so much else.”
With the 2010 Indie Craft Parade being such a success, it's no surprise that they're gearing up for a second round. From June 1-19, the Indie Craft Parade is accepting entries for a chance to be part of this year's event. All entries are judged by a jury of five local artists and crafters. To get more information on how to enter, visit the Indie Craft Parade's site.
Close to 300 artists applied last year for 80 spots,and Godbey said she expects more entries this year. So don't dawdle. Besides, the competition is fierce.
The Indie Craft Parade 2011 expanded its hours and will be Sept. 9-11 at the Loft at Huguenot Mill at The Peace Center. We'll have more stories on the event and some featured artists from 2011. But in the meantime, check out six of last year's indie crafters.