The Renegade Craft Fair: SXSW Edition Staff Playlist

 

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In honor of our partnership with SXSW, we asked you all to share your favorite songs to craft to.  While compiling all of these great suggestions, the gang at RCF decided to create a staff playlist of our own.  It was so much fun to hear everyone’s musical tastes as well as the songs that keep us hard at work.  There’s something for everyone on this playlist, from folk and electronica to classic rock and jazz.  We hope you enjoy our RCF Staff Playlist.  And don’t forget to send us your favorite crafting song by this Friday, March 7!

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Renegade Craft + CB2 Exclusive Collection

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We’re excited to announce a Renegade Handcrafted collection we’ve co-curated with CB2 this season!  We’re celebrating the work of six independent makers and crafters, including: FoundReBROOKLYNrehabCotton & FlaxiamhomeAHeirloom, and Ryan Kapp to bring you an innovative capsule collection. We are so excited for this opportunity to showcase these works, made in the USA and exclusively designed and available at CB2 in a limited release.

Visit the CB2 blog, In the Loop, for an exclusive interview with Susie Daly of RCF to learn more about the collection.  And check out the CB2 website and Pinterest to shop the unique line of products launched today.

 

Call for Favorite Crafting Songs

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In honor of our partnership with SXSW for our Austin March Market we’re asking all you makers and craft enthusiasts to send us your favorite songs to craft to. We’d love to hear the songs that influence your work and keep you crafting. We will be compiling a playlist on Spotify and posting here in the upcoming weeks. Send an email listing your favorite song to Info@RenegadeCraft.com, or #RCFSXSW on Instagram and Twitter.

Renegade Needs People Watchers!

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We’re looking for a few reliable folks who’d like to get paid $10/hr to help us track our attendance at our fall/winter fairs! Half-day or full-day shifts are available for each fair each day for our fairs in London, Brooklyn, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

What does the job entail? Glad you asked:

+ You’ll be stationed near the entrance, counting attendees using a clickable counter as they enter the fair.
+ This job is great for people watching! Feel free to bring headphones to listen to music/podcasts while you count.  Sorry, no reading allowed.
+ We can pay $10/hr – if you’re working a full shift, there will be time for breaks (and perusing the fair!)

Interested?? Email us at info@renegadecraft.com

Call for Artists – Searching for Creative Installations

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<<ARTISTS>> <<VISUAL MERCHANDISERS>> <<PARTY PLANNERS>> <<VINTAGE RENTAL COMPANIES>> << ART STUDENTS>> <<CREATIVE TYPES>>

We are now accepting proposals for large, medium and even small-scale installations for the 2013 RCF Winter Tour!

Each fair has a unique footprint. Whether it takes place in a state park, an old airplane hanger, or a rehabbed train station, there are unlimited possibilities to what you can create!

WHERE ARE THE FAIRS LOCATED?

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Old Truman Brewery - November 9 + 10, 2013

BROOKLYN, NY - Skylight One Hanson – November 23 + 24, 2013

AUSTIN, TX - The Palmer Events Center - November 30 + December 1, 2013

CHICAGO, IL - The Pulaski Park Fieldhouse – December 7 + 8, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - The Los Angeles State Historic Park – December 14 + 15, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Concourse Exhibition Center- December 21 + 22, 2013

What we’re looking for:

  • Handmade Games/interactive activities
  • Large sculptural installations
  • Decorative installations
  • And more! We’re open to collaborating and discussing your ideas.

See examples of past installations here.

See examples of what inspires us on our “Installation/Decoration Inspiration” Pinterest board, updated regularly!

We are interested in work that uses a wide variety of materials to create a dynamic backdrop for our unique fairs. Here’s your chance to add to your portfolio and have your project seen by thousands of attendees (including visual merchandisers, gallery owners, and other creative professionals and makers alike). In addition, we will showcase your work with a dedicated feature on our blog, as well as across our social media channels, which can create more great exposure for your work.

We’re excited to hear from you! Email madelon@renegadecraft.com to share your ideas.

American Made Audience Choice Voting

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Martha Stewart Living is heading back to Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall for the second annual American Made Market on October 16-17 to celebrate American artisans and creative entrepreneurs.  Thousands of makers in the categories of food, craft, design, style, gardening and technology are eligible for the chance to become the 2013 Audience Choice Winner. He or she will win a trip for two to New York City, be featured on marthastewart.com and receive $10,000 to further their business. From now until September 22 make your vote count and support your favorite American Maker!

Several Renegade Makers and Friends are up for nomination!  See a handful below, and click here to learn more and cast your vote!  Good luck to all nominees!

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Announcing the Makers Mini Conference

Exciting news! Renegade Craft Fair and Lillstreet Art Center are joining up with Dabble to bring a DIY kinda day to Chicago. We are happy to announce the first-ever Makers Mini Conference, a day of discussion, networking, and making. On August 25, join some of the Renegade Gang at the gorgeous new Lillstreet Loft space (pictured below) and learn more about growing your hobby into a business, get a chance to talk with a host of local makers, movers, and shakers, and top the day off with an amazing make-and-take workshop lead by Esther Ramirez of Essimar. Details + sign up information is below. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Sunday August 25 / 1 – 5pm / Lillstreet Loft, 4427 N Ravenswood Ave., Chicago IL

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1:00pm Panel Discussion
A handful of of Chicago’s inspiring, successful artisans and businesspeople will share their experiences—both the highs and lows—of starting and growing a crafts-based business in Chicago.

Panelists: Katie Mills of Lady Faye Jewelry, Marco Chavarry of Alapash Meaningful Terrariums, and Nora Renick-Rinehart of Fiberista Nora

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2:00pm Networking Reception
Enjoy complimentary refreshments while exchanging ideas and stories with the panelists and other guests.

3:00pm Workshop: Handmade Paper Sculptures & Ornaments
To close the conference with a little hands-on fun, local artist and teacher Esther Ramirez (Essimar) will guide participants through a paper craft project. No experience necessary! The workshop will run from 3-5 pm and costs an additional $25. Registration is available here.

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Call for Artists – Collectives – Florists & Creative Types!

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We are now accepting proposals for large, medium and even small-scale installations for the 2013 RCF Summer Tour!

Each fair has a unique footprint. Whether it takes place in a state park, an old airplane hanger, or a rehabbed train station, there are unlimited possibilities to what you can create!

WHERE ARE THE FAIRS LOCATED?

 AUSTIN, TX

  • Where: The Palmer Events Center
  • When: May 18th + 19th, 2013

BROOKLYN, NY

  • Where: East River State Park
  • When: June 22nd + 23rd, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA

  • Where: The Los Angeles State Historic Park
  • When: July 20th + 21st, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

  • Where: The Fort Mason Center
  • When: July 27th +28th

CHICAGO, IL

  • Where: Division Street between Damen and Paulina
  • When: September 7th + 8th

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Handmade Games/interactive activities
  • Large sculptural installations
  • Decorative installations
  • Floral arrangements
  • And more! We’re open to collaborating and discussing your ideas.

 See examples of past installations here.

See examples of what inspires us on our “Installation/Decoration Inspiration” Pinterest board, updated regularly!

We are interested in work that uses a wide variety of materials to create a dynamic backdrop for our unique fairs. Here’s your chance to add to your portfolio + have your project seen by thousands of attendees (including visual merchandisers, gallery owners, and other creative professionals and makers alike).

We’re excited to hear from you!

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