With artisan crafts galore, Los Angeles has everything to offer with the myriad of summer craft fairs. With high-end contemporary arts and crafts that add to the décor of any home and other crafts, these art fairs are a treat for anyone to visit. For the novice, this summer is an opportunity to appreciate the full range of crafting as a pastime. For those looking for new projects, it’s a time of discovery. If you’re interested in craftsmanship at its best, then these art fairs are perfect for you!
Renegade Craft Fair
Los Angeles Grand Park
190 N. Grand Park St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Date: July 9 & 10, 2016 from 11am to 6pm
With a commitment to “showcase the best and brightest” in the indie craft and design community, the Renegade Craft Fair will be bigger and better this summer. Offering more than 275 makers, Renegade is ac celebration that is all about the do-it-yourself spirit. From fashion, jewelry and ceramics to house wares, screen printing and bath goods, shop for unique goods, and more. With a strong commitment to the do-it-yourself craft community, organizers consider their efforts to be the “world’s premier network” of craft fairs. Grand Park downtown becomes an ideal location with quality urban open space and landscaping, and it’s all in view of the Civic and Music Centers. In addition to great artisanal goods, there will be DIY workshops, tasty food and drinks with tons of food trucks, and much more.
Sugar Plum Festivals
Buena Park Downtown Mall
8308 On The Mall
Buena Park, CA 90620
Date: June 2-4, 2016
Held in the beginning of June, the Sugar Plum Festival features hundreds of artists that will selling their wares. On offer will be art, crafts, antiques, and collectibles featuring looks of Summer, 4th of July decorations, clothing, shabby chic and beach decor, and other antiques and collectibles. Additionally, candies, breads, cookies, dips and more will be featured. It’s one of the most unique shopping experiences of the summer that you won’t want to miss!
Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles
112 E. 22nd St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Dates: June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 2016
Throughout the summer, Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles offers the work of over 100 artisans on display and for sale. During the ECF Printmaking Workshop, all ages and skill levels are invited to learn how to become a master printmaker. Visitors can join at any time, and they provide all materials, including ink, paper, and other tools. There will also be jewelry making and much more.
Sawdust Art Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Dates: June 24, 2016 – August 28, 2016
Sawdust Art Festival will be celebrating their 50th Annual Summer Show this year. Offering the best artisanal crafts and fine art in Laguna Beach, the Sawdust Art Festival is one of the more popular festivals offered. From textiles to jewelry, paintings to blown glass and photographs to ceramics, it’s a “mix of fine art and craft.” Artisans here love to share their creative talents by answering questions and putting on demonstrations. There are even studio art classes offered! Collectors and enthusiasts have an opportunity to gain insight and a greater appreciation of craftsmanship, and for the novice it’s an education.
Spring Contemporary Crafts Market
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Date: November 11-13, 2016
It’s high-end crafts at the Contemporary Crafts Market. The Pasadena Convention Center Exhibit Hall thrills patrons with craftwork in the historic Old Town. With “one-of-a-kind functional and decorative crafts,” accessories, baskets, jewelry, sculptures and more, the show is quite unique. In addition, custom furniture, mixed-media creations, ceramics and more will be on display from some of the nation’s finest crafts artists.