SALT LAKE CITY, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 – The fourth annual Craft Lake City is approaching and the festival is looking for volunteers to help the day go off without a hitch. Volunteers are needed in the following areas: assisting artists in set up and tear down, welcoming festival-attendees as their arrive, supporting the stage managers, offering directions at the information booth and overseeing craft creation in the children’s area.
“Volunteers are vital to the continued success of Craft Lake City and have certainly contributed to the festival’s annual growth,” says Festival Director Angela H. Brown. “Without support from our community it would be impossible to host this D.I.Y. arts and crafts festival.” For more information on specific volunteer positions visit: www.craftlakecity.com/volunteer.
Happening on Saturday, August 11, this year Craft Lake City has extended its hours and will be open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. “Hours were extended because after last year’s festival artists and attendees continued to say that they wished they had more time to experience all that Craft Lake City had to offer,” says Marketing Coordinator Karamea Puriri.
This free outdoor event is open to the public and will feature 200 artisans showcasing unique and affordable wares such as handmade purses, jewelry, screen-printed paper goods, pottery and metal-work. In addition to the 147 announced artisans, Craft Lake City will showcase the work of D.I.Y. engineers—individuals creating robotics, bicycles, alternative energy ideas and LED lighting solutions. Between the two categories Craft Lake City 2012 will feature over 200 exhibitors.
About Craft Lake City: The Craft Lake City festival is an annual outdoor celebration of Utah’s DIY handmade culture. Held yearly in August at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City, the festival features over 200 local artisans and DIY Engineers, along with live entertainment that includes demonstrations, street performers, musical acts, and local food vendors. Throughout the year, Craft Lake City organizes various events to keep the community active and aware of the local DIY culture and continues its support of local artisans, through workshops, demonstrations, gallery shows and fundraisers. Craft Lake City was started in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, editor and publisher of SLUG Magazine, as a way to showcase the DIY community across the state. Craft Lake City has filed paperwork with the IRS and is awaiting non-profit 501 (c)(3) approval. For more information about Craft Lake City check out craftlakecity.com, like us on Facebook (facebook.com/Craft.Lake.City) and follow us on Twitter (@craftlakecity).