West Coast RCF Holiday Market Recap!

HUGE MEGA THANKS to everyone who made the West Coast leg of the RCF Holiday Market Tour a great time! We’re still smiling over the great vendors, attendees, and friends we met along the way. As promised, here’s a fuller re-cap of the LA and San Francisco Fairs. First up, LA! We returned to the LA State Historic Park for the 2nd Annual RCF Holiday Market in LA. It was a cozy, crafty affair featuring some mega-talented artists, super-fun workshops, adorable dogs, and some of the friendliest shoppers you could hope for. Oh, and, yes, some traditional Aztec dancers. No big deal. We all enjoyed the sunshiney weather on Saturday and bundled up for the sweater weather on Sunday and had a good, crafty time.

Check out our LA Holiday Flickr set here!

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The cozy + rustic Concourse Exhibition Center provided the perfect setting for the 3rd Annual RCF Holiday Market in San Francisco. We were thrilled with the incredibly talented artists, enthusiastic crowds (over 15,00 over the weekend!), and creative workshops at the Fair. San Francisco is a magical place.

See more snaps from the San Francisco Holiday Market in our Flickr Set!

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(The Renegade Gang: A goofy-looking bunch.)

And with that, we are wrapping up our 2011 year at Renegade. It’s been a whirlwind year, with 10 fairs and a bucketful of memories. We can never say it enough: THANK YOU. Thank you vendors, attendees, sponsors, and friends for making Renegade such a blast. We are so grateful for you all. Here’s to a holiday season that’s merry + bright, and a warm and prosperous new year. T H A N K   Y O U !

RCF Holiday Market in San Francisco: Success!

What a way to end a great year at Renegade! The 3rd Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in San Francisco was one of the best collections of artists, workshops, and attendees we’ve ever seen. To all of the wonderful crafters, shoppers, sponsors, and friends who made this fair so successful: THANK YOU! We’ll have a full re-cap of our West Coast Holiday Markets later this week, but in the meantime, check out our RCF Holiday San Francisco Flickr set to see some snaps from the fair. Find your favorite crafters and workshops from the fair on our Holiday San Francisco artist page. Happy {handmade} Holidays!

3rd Annual RCF Holiday Market in San Francisco Begins Saturday!

Handmade holiday mania invades the Bay once again – the 3rd Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in San Francisco starts tomorrow at 11am! Come to the Concourse Exhibition Center (620 7th St.) for the best in handmade crafts, with over 300 indie artists and crafters in one place – Check out the entire artist list HERE!

At the Fair, get crafty with hands-on workshops, enter to win AMAZING prizes in our free raffle, play it serious or silly in the free photobooth, and above all, HAVE FUN!

As always, the Renegade Craft Fair is FREE TO ATTEND, and runs from 11a-6p Saturday + Sunday!

Get the full scoop on the Fair right here!

See you at the Fair!

Holiday SF Showcase: House, Warming

Because maybe, just maybe, we’ll get that dream house someday…

{Pssst. all of these artists will be at the 3rd Annual RCF Holiday Market in San Francisco this weekend! Check out the full artist line-up!}

Candlesticks by Silvana San Francisco | Heart Napkins by Linea Carta | Recipe Dice by Leafcutter Designs

Sugar + Creamer by Whitney Smith Pottery | Horse + Chariot Pillow by LuRu Home | Russian Bear by Annie Galvin {3 Fish Studios}

Single Arrow by Vogtsmith Sculptural Editions | Mushroom Salt by Beautiful Briny Sea | Adventure Globe by ImagineNations

2nd Annual RCF Holiday Market in Los Angeles Begins Saturday!

We’re bringing the handmade holiday cheer to the City of Angeles – the 2nd Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Los Angeles starts tomorrow at 10am! Come to the Los Angeles State Historic Park (1245 N. Spring Street) for a cozy craft village, with over 200 indie artists and crafters in one place – Check out the entire artist list HERE!

At the Fair, get crafty with hands-on workshops, enter to win AMAZING prizes in our free raffle, play it serious or silly in the free photobooth, and above all, HAVE FUN!

As always, the Renegade Craft Fair is FREE TO ATTEND, and runs from 10a-5p Saturday + Sunday!

Get the full scoop on the Fair right here!

See you at the Fair!

Chicago Holiday Recap!

W O W ! We love our hometown, but Chicago, you really made some magic happen for this year’s Holiday Chicago RCF. HUGE thanks to the wonderful crafters, workshops, attendees, and friends who came to the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse and made this one of the most bustling and fun fairs to date!

Read on for highlights from the Fair, and be sure to check out the 2011 RCF Holiday Market in Chicago Flickr set!

The goods? Creative, special, and perfectly made.

The vendors? Friendly, wildly talented, and super hard-working.

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And speaking of our awesome vendors, remember you can see our entire artist list here!

Thanks again, Chicago! Next up: Get ready, West Coast, we’re coming for ya!

6th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Chicago Begins Saturday!

We’re bringing the handmade holiday cheer back home to Chicago – the 6th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Chicago starts tomorrow at 11am! Come to the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse (1419 W. Blackhawk) for the very best in holiday shopping, with over 150 indie artists and crafters in one place – Check out the entire artist list HERE!

At the Fair, get crafty with hands-on workshops, enter to win AMAZING prizes in our free raffle, play it serious or silly in the free photobooth, and above all, HAVE FUN!

Avoid the parking limitations around the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse by taking the free-to-ride Holiday Trolley to the Fair – with several stops along Division Street, Damen Ave., and at 6 Corners!

As always, the Renegade Craft Fair is FREE TO ATTEND, and runs from 11a-6p Saturday + Sunday!

Get the full scoop on the Fair right here!

See you at the Fair!

Window Shopping!

It’s already December 1st, so you better get shopping!  We’ve added new items to our Holiday Shop such as cards, wrapping paper, ornaments, and tons of amazing handmade gifts!

CLICK HERE TO SHOP GIFTS UNDER $25| SHOP GIFTS UNDER $50| SHOP GIFTS UNDER $100

 

We just did our window display for the holiday season and are so excited to be entering the Do-Division Window Decorating contest!  Vote for us at: http://www.facebook.com/DoDivision?sk=app_79458893817  Or click on the image below!  Thanks!

 

Showcase: Handmade Holidays, a Gift Guide

With the 6th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Chicago just two (two!!!) days away, we’re just itching with excitement over the great artists who will selling there this year. And let’s be real, we’ll be just starting our gift shopping for the season. Here are a few artists whose booths we’ll definitely be visiting, all in the spirit of keeping things handmade and interesting…

 

 

Row One: Wood Thumb’s wooden tie ~ iamhome’s chalkboard skull ~ Steff Bomb’s felt banjo

Row Two: Cordinated’s iPhone cord wrap ~ FoundRe’s recycled wood frame ~ 16 Sparrow’s Letter Writer’s Alliance membership

Row Three: Alapash’s terrarium ~ Lillian Asterfield’s necktie scarf ~ fourchamberforge’s knife with sheath