With a rotating line up of talented vendors, Crafty Wonderland is the place to go to find the best handmade goods in the NW, as well as affordable work from talented visual artists. It’s an event meant to bring together crafty people with those who appreciate cool handmade items, to support artists, and to spread the joy of craft throughout our community. The show even offers a kids’ area where budding young artists can set up and sell their work! Each Crafty Wonderland features a free DIY area where local artists share their talent and teach visitors how to make a craft of their own to take home. Past DIY table projects have included snow globes, 1” buttons, shadow puppets, seed art portraits and cupcake decorating, to name a few.
Over 250 vendors will be on hand offering reversible hats, quirky t-shirts, hand made jewelry, stationery, tons of art, and lots more.
Heather and I have attended in years past, and can attest that for the craft fanciers, this is a can’t miss event. We can also attest that if you plan to arrive early in anticipation of the goodie bag, be prepared to stand in a long snaking line (fortunately indoors thanks to the Convention Center’s cavernous foyer/hallway). Later in the day there was no line to enter. Personally I can’t remember a single thing in the goodie bag, so maybe it’s not worth the standing in line – your call!