The 4th Annual Craft Lake City to Commence Sat., Aug. 11, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, August 7, 2012 – The 4th Annual Craft Lake City presented by SLUG Magazine is fast approaching, taking place on Sat., Aug. 11 at the Gallivan Center from noon-10pm. The annual DIY arts festival will feature over 200 local artisans and DIY Engineers exhibiting and selling their wares.
Craft Lake City is also excited to provide live entertainment by local performers and musicians on two stages, including dance troupes Triple Moon, Hathor Dance Collective and Municipal Ballet Co.; and local bands Joshua Payne Orchestra, Night Sweats, SubRosa, and many more. A variety of local food vendors will also be in attendance, including six food trucks making appearances throughout the day. Some of the day’s food vendors include Chow Truck, Lewis Bros., Submarinos, Ramblin’ Rose, The Pie Pizzeria and Melty Way, offering grilled-cheese gourmet fare. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
Craft Lake City launched a new category for 2012, DIY Engineers, in order to expand the term “craft” to include handmade items in all areas. “This classification embraces the art of scientific innovation and homemade ingenuity. I am excited to see what Utahns will offer in this exciting new field,” said Angela Brown, Craft Lake City Festival Director and SLUG Magazine Editor.
Craft Lake City strives to promote the local DIY community and fosters community involvement and awareness through its annual festival. The festival is expanding: The 2012 festival has a larger number of DIY participant booths and tables than last year, and the busking area (for street musician performances) has expanded. This year’s festival is expected to have the highest attendance yet, with an estimated 12,000 visitors.
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 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).
Craft Lake City thanks the 2012 Craft Lake City Gold and Silver sponsors for their dedication to the artistic community: Salt Lake Bicycle Collective, Copper Palate Press, LUX Mobile Apps, SLC Flyers, The Depot, United Concerts, Tumble Weeds, XMission, X96, Park City TV, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts, Downtown Alliance, People Water, Salt Lake City Film Festival, Stampin’ Up, Verizon, 90.9 FM KRCL, Catalyst, Salt Lake City Weekly, 90.1 FM KUER, and Yelp.
About SLUG Magazine: SLUG (Salt Lake UnderGround) Magazine is a free regional publication based out of Salt Lake City, UT, delivering uncompromising coverage of music, art, action sports and underground subculture. SLUG distributes 30,000 issues on the first Friday of every month and can be found “anyplace cool.”