Craft Lake City, a 501-C3 charitable organization, is nearing the commencement of their 5th Annual DIY Festival Presented by Whole Foods Trolley Square. The DIY Festival will be held for an inaugural two days this year, beginning on Friday, Aug. 9 from 5–10 p.m. and resuming on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 12-10 p.m. at the Gallivan Center.
The Craft Lake City DIY Festival is an annual, outdoor event that features over 200 local vendors and artisans specializing in handmade art in a variety of mediums, including silk-screened posters, progressive crafts, reconstructed clothing, jewelry, letter-pressed books and more. The festival will also feature craft foodies and vintage vendors. In addition to the art and handmade goods, over 50 talented and local performers and musicians will provide entertainment across two stages: The 90.1 FM KUER Stage and the 90.9FM KRCL Stage. Buskers will also perform acoustic sets adjacent to the SLUG MagazineLounge Presented by Yelp.
This year is the DIY Festival’s second featuring DIY Engineers inside Craft Lake City’s Science & Technology building on 200 S. at the Gallivan Plaza. Exhibitors in this category will showcase items handmade and programmed through electronic tools and computers. This building will also host the inaugural Sumo Bot Competition on Saturday, in which DIY Engineers and students will pit mini robots against each other in the ring to claim victory and a First Place prize.
In addition to craft food vendors, commercial food vendors and food trucks will also be making a stop at the DIY Festival, and meals and snacks will be available to attendees for purchase.
The Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Whole Foods Trolley Square is free and open to the public. More information can be found at craftlakecity.com.