For the second year, The Pfister Marketplace popped up inside the former Roger Steven's shop in the opulent lobby of the Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. The marketplace features art of all kinds created by 65 Milwaukee-based artists.
Hover Craft - an annual buy-local event featuring the work of more than 70 artists, crafters and makers - celebrates its fifth year on Sunday, Dec. 7. The event takes place inside Turner Hall Ballroom, 1034 N. 4th St., from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $3 and kids are free.
Almost exactly a year after its debut, Milwaukee's Maker Market kicks off its second season. The craft, art and design market takes place five times this year, beginning on Sunday, May 4, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Bay View's Colectivo at the intersection of Lincoln, Howell and Kinnickinnic Avenues.
Like many other brave souls in our winterized city, I decided some events are completely worth journeying out into the snow. Hover Craft 2013, at Turner Hall, was one of those events.
As the weather warms, Milwaukee's farmers markets will come out into the light again. But Cortney Heimerl has organized an event that will also shine some light on great Milwaukee crafters, too. The Maker Market will take place the first Sunday of every month from May to September in the parking lot behind the Alterra on Kinnickinnic and Lincoln in Bay View. The first installment is Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Faythe Levine's highly anticipated debut documentary is finished, but before it travels the globe to screen in New York City, San Francisco, Toronto, Barcelona and Melbourne, "Handmade Nation" premieres here in Milwaukee on Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Oriental Theatre.
Two local artists wrote "Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft and Design."
This week Julie gives us the buzz on Red Light's Asian Massive, last weekend's Art vs. Craft fair at Turner Hall, the Correa brothers' art and the grand opening party for Niche, an East Side vintage clothing and fresh vinyl shop.