Handmade City Spring Show - Arts, Crafts, Music & Cupcakes! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rose Noble   
Monday, 25 April 2011 08:08

Handmade City will host it’s second indie arts+crafts show at the new venue Rozz-Tox in Rock Island this Saturday April 30, from 11am–4pm. Free to attend with over 20 local vendors selling amazing handmade items. Free to attend after party starts at 7:30pm with free cupcakes and live music from Centaur Noir, Chad Gooch and I Eat My Friends. Rozz-Tox will be selling beer and wine. DIY unique art & crafts all day long, unlike any other show in the QC!!!

Who is Handmade City?

We are an indie arts + crafts collective that supports and promotes local handmade artisans. We pride ourselves in being different and creating unique, high quality handmade items. Living in the Midwest we are surrounded by traditional craft shows with the same art and items you can find anywhere. We decided it was time set up our own DIY collective and host our own events.

Handmade City provides an outlet for artists who don't belong in a traditional show. We host art & craft events that are free to attend, affordable to sell at and unique compared to other craft shows in the area. We appreciate handmade, high quality art with an indie twist!

Handmade City supports this art community online as well, showcasing featured artist interviews, vendor spotlights, artist updates and links to artists’ shops. We want our handmade items to be just as available to the public as traditional art & crafts. Different is good, different is art!

When is the next show?

Handmade City’s Spring 2011 Craft Show will take place April 30, 2011, from 11am – 4pm at Rozz-Tox– a new venue located downtown Rock Island Illinois. (2108 3rd Avenue) This show is FREE to attend!

There will be over 20 vendors at the Spring show! Things you will find include: knits, ceramics, art prints, original artwork, photography, home decor items, jewelry, hand-spun yarn, candles, pet goods, terrariums, accessories, baby items, handmade handbags, clothing, handcrafted bicycles, self-published books & more!

There will also be a  FREE to attend Handmade City after-party featuring live music from local bands Centaur Noir, Chad Gooch and I Eat My Friends. Party starts at 7:30pm with FREE cupcakes. Rozz- Tox will be selling beer and wine... it is going to be a good time!

Visit us online at handmadecity.org

Full Vendor List:

Betty Round
: housewares, jewelry, re-purposed clothing, spring accessories, spring (lightweight) knit goods.

: Hand-spun yarn and knits

Dark Highlands: literary and art publication

Doug Jack & Me
: unique paper goods
Eden Accessories: fun hair accessories (baby, girls, womens)
Eric Thomas Wolever
: Handcrafted ceramics

Fannie’s Closet
: clothing and t-shirts

Helena Sophia: girls tutus, mini-quilts, make-up bags, stuffies, and handspun yarn

Kara’s Collections: sewn accessories, bags, aprons

Ladynoble: jewelry, original artwork, art prints, decor items
Leah Leah:  knit hats, flower pins, art prints

Lil’ Squeaks
: Pet Items & coin purses

Luminology: handcrafted soy candles

Photography by Tassy
: photo prints/artwork

Plaid Peony
: toss pillows, headbands, appliqued children's clothes/onesies, burp cloths, cloth wipes, baby blankets

Seeded Earth Growers: flowers, terrariums & bottle crafts

Team Tall Bike
: handcrafted bikes and bike accessories
The Adventure Orange: sewn goods, decor, art and other random awesomeness

: small soy candles, handmade boxes

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