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Detroit Urban Craft Fair

I love craft shows so much. I’m lucky enough to live in a state that seems to have several every few months, and after going to the majority in my area the last few years, I’ve really begun to recognize and appreciate individual artists and their work. This past weekend in particular was the 7th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair held at the gorgeous Masonic Temple. DUCF is curated and produced by Handmade Detroit, who has a mission to buy local, get involved, and make Detroit awesome.

Handmade Detroit represents people who like to make stuff.

We believe in the unique value of handmade goods, the act of creation and good old community building. We believe that anyone in Detroit who hems a pair of pants, knits a gift for a friend or sells their handmade goods is helping to redefine sustainability, consumerism and the future of our city and Michigan.

Right on. It’s a dream of mine to have my own booth in a show and it’s getting closer and closer to being real and tangible.. Check out some of the coolest pieces and artists spotted at this year’s DUCF above!  – L

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1: Reclaimed succulent planters by The Foraging Florist  /  2: Einstein drawing magnet by Jodi Lynn’s Emporium of Doodles  /  3: Hand cut Lake Michigan necklace by mymarigold  /  4: Snow Drifter shadow box by sadly harmless  /  5: Moss, lichen, and mushroom wall hanging by Bettula  /  6: Nature-inspired art prints by Burrowing Home  /  7: Carved mulberry ring by fourchamberforge  /  8: Michigan constellation print by Sibling


We *are* using their printing presses, though.

This ain't your granddaddy's print shop.