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?
- Where: The Palmer Events Center
- When: May 18th + 19th, 2013
- 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
- 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!
As we wrap up the 2012 season, we are all kinds of thankful for such a cozy + wonderful season of Holiday Markets. From Brooklyn to San Francisco and all points in between, we were thrilled by the talented makers, enthusiastic crowds, and all-around great energy of each fair.
THANK YOU to each and every one of you who made 2012 such an awesome year.
We’ve put a few of our favorite snaps from the fair in the collage above, please add to our #renegadecraftfair pool via Instagram if you’d like – we love to see your perspective!
Austin Holiday Market: pictures + makers
Chicago Holiday Market: pictures + makers
Los Angeles Holiday Market: pictures + makers
San Francisco Holiday Market: pictures + makers
We can’t wait to catch up with you all in 2013, but in the meantime, here’s to days that are merry + bright.
Happiest holidays from The Renegade Gang!
We brought it back to our sweet home Chicago for the 7th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market! Thank you for joining us December 1 + 2 at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse for the coziest Renegade Craft Fair of them all! The Chicago Holiday Market was an especially festive affair – we had hundreds of today’s greatest indie makers along with tasty local food + booze, workshops, a photobooth, DJs + more.
As always, were blown away by the talent of the curated collection of some of today’s best + brightest indie makers. See the full artist line-up here! Find your favorite makers on the official map of the fair, too!
Fun was had by all while making handmade holiday purchases even fancier at Renegade’s own DIY Gift Wrap Station with stamp kits provided by Yellow Owl Workshop! The ReBuilding Exchange had a rad wreath-making workshop on the main auditorium stage where visitors kicked back and relaxed in their interactive seating area. Neuro Drinks and The Chicago Public Library teamed up for a workshop where visitors created their own personalized t-shirt using their designer-illustrated print transfers. Proceeds from each shirt sale went directly to benefit the Chicago Public Library.
Adding to the fun was a photobooth from Magnolia Photobooth Co. (check out Saturday’s pictures here and Sunday’s here and some excellent shopping music courtesy of DJs from Reckless Records, Dusty Groove, and CHIRP Radio. Visitors also enjoyed the urban aquarium from Sayuri’s Jellyfish Installation, which brightened up the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse venue.
Crowds and crowds of shoppers made their way to the fair via the free trolley! Sponsored by the SSA33 and the WPB Chamber of Commerce, the trolley made stops between the Renegade Craft Fair and the Unwrap Wicker Park Bucktown neighborhood event all weekend long.
THANK YOU, Chicago! You made the fair merry + bright!
Special thanks to our wonderful Sponsors + Friends:
We here at Renegade are SUPER pumped for this weekend’s 7th Annual Chicago Holiday Market, and we can’t help but feel like we’ve got an extra special group of makers lined up for the fair. Here’s a short + sweet round-up of some of our favorite non-ROYGBIV gifts you can find this weekend. Check out the rest of the artists and their booth numbers on our official map!
(Clockwise from top left)
Row 1 :: Sushi tea towel by girls can tell (Booth 55) :: Chalkboard banner by uncommon handmade (Booth 43) :: Beaded necklace by Handmade by Sara Cramer (Booth 115) :: Row 2 :: Postage stamp necklace by Foxglove Accessories (Booth 11) :: Surly birthday note by Hero Design Studio (Booth 65) :: Cross X tee by Maryink (Booth 10) :: Row 3 :: Tiger shadow puppet by Owly Shadow Puppets (Booth 31) :: Ukranian Village poster by Slightly Insulting Chicago Posters (Booth 104) :: Pig spoon rest by Circa Ceramics (Booth 39)
We’re bringing it back to our sweet home Chicago for the 7th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market! Join us December 1 + 2, 2012 from 11am-6pm each day at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse (1419 W. Blackhawk St.) for the coziest Renegade Craft Fair of them all! The Chicago Holiday Market is always an especially festive affair - We’ll have hundreds of today’s greatest indie makers along with tasty local food + booze, workshops, a photobooth, DJs + more.
As always, we’ll be presenting a curated collection of some of today’s best + brightest indie makers in one of Chicago’s most charming venues. See the full artist line-up here! Find your favorite makers on the official map of the fair, too!
And you can make all of your handmade holiday purchases even fancier at Renegade’s own DIY Gift Wrap Station with stamp kits provided by Yellow Owl Workshop! Join the crew from The ReBuilding Exchange on the main auditorium stage where you can kick back and relax in their interactive seating area. Or if you’re feeling crafty, make a wreath using reclaimed wood sourced from their new warehouse space. Neuro Drinks and The Chicago Public Library have teamed up for a workshop where you’ll be able to create your own personalized t-shirt using their designer-illustrated print transfers. Proceeds from each shirt sale will go directly to benefit the Chicago Public Library.
Adding to the fun is a photobooth from Magnolia Photobooth Co. and some excellent music to keep everyone merry + bright courtesy of DJs from Reckless Records, Dusty Groove, and CHIRP Radio. Visitors can also expect a visual delight from Sayuri’s Jellyfish Installation, which will brighten up the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse venue.
Please take advantage of the free Trolley that will be bringing people to and from the fair! Sponsored by the SSA33 and the WPB Chamber of Commerce, the trolley will be making stops between the Renegade Craft Fair and the Unwrap Wicker Park Bucktown neighborhood event all weekend long. Attendees can catch the Trolley at various stops throughout Wicker Park and Bucktown – including Six Corners, Division & Damen, Damen & Webster, Division St. Blue Line, and more. Click here for a detailed trolley route map.
Have you seen Mat Daly’s 2012 RCF Holiday Tour poster? It’s a beaut! We’ll be selling these posters, along with all kinds of great holiday goodies, at the RCF Info Booth.
Special thanks to our sponsors + friends!
Wood House Pipes have been participating in the RCF Chicago Holiday Market for a couple years now, and I can never walk by their booth without stopping. I’m not a pipe smoker myself, but something about the beauty and craftsmanship of his pieces makes me want to be.
Winter is coming after all, maybe it will just be me, my Wood House Pipe and a typewriter all season long. Maybe buying one would inspire some great novel. Looking at these babies, that’s what it feels like.
The “Christina” Style Pipe
“It is difficult to describe exactly how much I enjoy making my pipes. They are definitely a labor of love. Each pipe is as unique as the fingerprints on your hand. It excites me that every nondescript, dirty looking block of briar that each pipe begins their life as, holds within it the potential something truly special.”*
The “Emily” Style Traditional Pot
“My pipes are truly handmade, using only a drill press, coping saw, a few hand files, a Dremel, six-inch stationary sanding disk, a buffing wheel, and a wide assortment of sandpaper. They are all created in a dusty corner of a small, shared loft space here in Chicago that has finally afforded me the space and proper environment to create a usable, albeit quaint, pipe shop.” *
Handmade Linen Pipe Bags
“While a pipe is just a tool for smoking in some people’s minds, those that get it, realize they are much more. A functional tool, yes, but also a treasured possession and even, displayable piece of art that if cared for properly, can be handed down generations.” *
This dude is passionate about pipes. Come check out Wood House Pipes and the other 150+ amazing makers at the 7th annual RCF Chicago Holiday sale December 1st + 2nd at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse. It’s going to be a grand affair!
*all quotes taken from http://woodhousepipes.carbonmade.com
The surest way to the Renegade’s Gang heart? A mimosa of course. So you can imagine how much we like Alexa Allamano of Foamy Wader. On more than one occasion, we’ve been known to indulge in Alexa’s DIY mimosa set up. There’s pretty much nothing better. We also love walking past the Foamy Wader booth during the fairs and seeing Alexa, ever the maker, working on one or more of her delicate necklaces or earrings. And what’s even more, Alexa has brought or will bring her beautiful (and beautifully simple) jewelry to every single 2012 Renegade Craft Fair. Now that’s dedication. And a lot of mimosas. You can catch Foamy Wader at all of the 2012 RCF Holiday Markets (first up: Brooklyn, followed by Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco)!