Craft Lake City | DIY Festival

8/8/2013 | Amy Tibbals
Photos Provided by SLUG & Craft Lake City

Shit don't get more local than this, people. All of Salt Lake's ridiculously-talented crafters, artisans, performers, food vendors, and DIY engineers are taking over the downtown Gallivan Center for the 5th annual Craft Lake City. This is a well-rounded festival created not only to support all said DIY-ers, but also [per their mission] to "educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art." This year, CLC will be a two-day event, which means more folks will have the opportunity to attend and support the festival recently voted, "Best in State".

The list of activities and entertainment is lengthy and includes two separate stages and a lounge -- all the better to provide an extensive line-up of musical and dance performances every hour [bring your party pants...or buy a pair from one of the many vendors]. Last year CLC launched a Science & Technology category, exhibiting DIY Engineers and innovative designs. The interactive projects engaged the public in an alternative form of art and creativity, and given last year's success, they're bringing it back. And since you'll likely work up a hearty appetite cruising the grounds, CLC's got plenty for your buds and belly; crafty foodies will be slinging grub and cold beer. This event happens only once a year [so don't miss it, we say], but the fine folks of Craft Lake City also present DIY workshops throughout the year featuring alum artists to help keep you crafty and curious no matter the season. Pssst...don't forget to take a peek at the list of sponsors [see us?]. We stand strongly behind this creativity-boosting event and all of the goodly locals who put it together.

August 9th 5-10pm | August 10th 12-10pm | FREE ADMISSION

Craft Lake City | Gallivan Center | 239 S. Main Street

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