News from the Craftosphere: August 2011

This is a monthly column dedicated to art, craft, and music shows and news. Want to submit your event or project? Click here.

To Visit...

News from the Craftosphere LogoExperience a day of shopping like no other with artists, street performers, music, and outdoor cafes at the First Sunday Arts Festival in Annapolis, MD on August 7 from 12-5:00 pm.

On August 13 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, the Ballston Arts & Crafts Market sets up its monthly show along the tree-lined Welburn Square in Arlington, VA. Enjoy the area's only 100% handmade market!

Also on August 13 is the Soulard Market Park Arts & Crafts Show in St. Louis, MO. The event features local artists and live music from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Citizens of Rochester, NY can enjoy WedgeStock Craft Market on August 20 from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm. Enjoy art and craft booths, food, and entertainment in the heart of South Wedge.

To Show...

The Urban Folk Art Show is accepting vendors for its October 7-9 event in Hillsboro, OR and its November 4-6 show in Carmel, IN.

The Girlie Show (an "art show with a curve") sports an all-female cast of artists, November 4-5 in Oklahoma City, OK. Ladies, you can apply here until August 19.

Bloomington Handmade Market in Bloomington, IN will take place on November 12, with applications available between July 25 and September 5.

The Indiemade Craft Market in Allentown, PA is now accepting applications for their December 3 event.

Applications for City of Craft 2011 in Toronto, ON are still open until August 31 at midnight EST.

Last chance to apply for the Last Chance Craft & Art Fair in Glen Ellyn, IL is September 1.

To Inspire...

Every day during 2011, Bristol, UK artist Kirsty Hall goes for a walk and releases an art jar into the wild for people to find and keep. The 365 Jars project is a fun and quirky was for Hall to share her artistic spirit with the world. To learn more and see a gallery of art jars, visit


Jessica Dougherty

Vendor apps are being accepted for Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience, to be held in Fort Worth, TX on Nov. 12 & 13. App deadline is August 14th.

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