Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Recap of Unglued: Craft Fest 2012!

"buy creative. get inspired."

The second annual Unglued: Craft Fest overflowed downtown Fargo this February 25, 2012! Hosted at the beautiful Plains Art Museum we couldn't have asked for a more inspiring venue. 65 vendors from the area and region filled all 3 floors of the museum following the walls and creating islands of booths throughout it.

{photo credit x2: Julie Meyer}

We were so impressed by the beautiful, unique displays the vendors created adding a fun & fresh touch to a craft fest. We hosted a booth contest and had our volunteers and sponsors vote for their favorite set ups. Some sweet prizes were awarded from Unglued & Crafty Planet!

Yellow Umbrella (also an amazing shop in Bemidji!) won 1st place for "Most Awesome Booth" -
{photo credit: Yellow Umbrella}

Kelly Hanson Handmade of the Twin Cities won 2nd Most Awesome Booth Display -

{photo credit x2: Kelly Hanson Handmade}

We love how crafters, makers, and artists can be together in such a beautiful place downtown Fargo showcasing their best, creative handiwork for the area to experience. Gallery admission was free that day for attendees to additionally explore this gem of a museum - and get a break from the crowd!

Not only was there shopping to be had, but a variety of workshops were held again this year for both kids and adults to be inspired. From a Tiny Terrarium Class by Station House Studios for adults to learning to handstitch an owl for kids, new skills were gained to take home and get creative.

And back this year was a variety of musicians to discover and enjoy, creating a vibrant, bustling atmosphere for attendees, hosted by Dive 95.

Raschelle Schottmuller

Ian Johnson

Joel Marchand

We are always just blown away by the creativity that is emerging all over the's a little more photo overload for your enjoyment!::

{photo credit x2: Kensie Wallner Photography}

{photo credit: Julie Meyer}

{photo credit x2: Kensie Wallner Photography}

You can now find a list of all of our vendors from this year and their websites HERE. Go check them out and see what they're up to!

{photo credit: My Little Dear}

The feedback we are getting from our vendors & attendees is just awesome! If you have any thoughts or ideas, be sure to email us at We have a lot of good feedback to consider as there is a big interest in a summer fest, 2 day fest, permanent shop, workshops, & holiday fun. We'd love to hear from you!

Be sure to watch here, on our website, and especially our Facebook for the easiest way to stay updated on what's to come and next fest dates/venue/application! We can't wait...

Thank you to everyone who attended (about 3,000 of you!) and made this day an exciting celebration of everything creative! Thank you so very much to our sponsors, too, and please be sure to show them your support. Plains Art Museum, High Plains Reader, Dunn Bros, Dive 95, Crafty Planet, Gatecity Bank, Prairie Yarns, Nordic Needle, and Station House Studios. Thank you to Nate Nolting of Withremote for our awesome poster design this year...and to our fantastic group of volunteers - this day never would have gone as smooth as it did without you!!

Until we figure out what's next, check out some other great blogs that recapped Unglued: