No Coast Craft-o-Rama Hosts Summer Sale at Silverwood Park
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- For the first time ever, No Coast Craft-o-Rama is setting up its tent – literally – for an outdoor summer show on July 22, 2012, on the shores of Silver Lake. The day will feature arts and crafts from over 50 local arts entrepreneurs, along with music, family and arts activities, and food.
Deemed the “Twin Cities’ Best Craft Sale” by City Pages
for several years running, No Coast Craft-o- Rama
has become a favorite holiday shopping destination for over 10,000 shoppers annually. Far from your average craft fair, No Coast Craft-o-Rama
highlights the whimsical independent spirit and irreverent charm of local artists and craft entrepreneurs, along with their cleverly designed and lovingly crafted goods.
Throughout the day, join mnartists.org for CraftyClub, an art-making activity in the spirit of Drawing Club, the wildly popular program in which artists collaborate with the public to create group-authored works in a social setting. At CraftyClub, the public is invited to join local professional crafters and mnartists.org for collaborative crafting and conversation.
The center of each table will contain the working pool of pieces in progress. You can start a new project, slide it back into pool, pass it around, alter, edit, and amend it until the group declares each piece complete. All supplies are provided. The finished works will be collected, documented and displayed on the mnartists.org tumblr blog as a special extension of the Drawing Club project. Date:
July 22, 2012Time:
Schedule of events:
11:00am: Sale starts (Great Lawn)
11:00am: Food trucks open for lunch (Hola Arepa, NateDogs)
11:00am-6:00pm: MnArtists.org Crafty Club (Visitor Center)
12:00pm-3:00pm: Anne Sawyer-Aitch children’s puppetry arts workshop (Visitor Center)
1:00pm-2:00pm: Okee Dokee Brothers perform (Amphitheater)
1:00pm-3:00pm: Let’s Get StARTed boat-making arts activity (Beach)
3:00pm: Columbia Heights Puppet Wagon (Amphitheater)
6:00pm: Sale ends
6:30pm: Brain Laidlaw and The Family Trade (Amphitheater)
In addition, enjoy naturalist hikes, paddleboard demos, and canoe rentals throughout the day.About No Coast Craft-o-Rama
Founded in 2005, No Coast Craft-o-Rama remains the Twin Cities' foremost shopping event for handmade gifts with an indie, urban twist. http://nocoastcraft.com/nocoast/summer-nocoast/ About Silverwood Park
Part of the Three Rivers Park District, Silverwood is nestled between St. Paul and Minneapolis in St. Anthony. This 120-acre urban oasis has an arts and environmental focus, offering nature-inspired arts programming, gallery exhibitions, an amphitheater, and multiple outdoor sculpture installation areas. www.threeriversparks.org
and http://www.threeriversparks.org/events/S/silver-palooza-.aspx About mnartists.org
mnartists.org is an online hub for Minnesota cultural enthusiasts and artists working in every discipline, a home for arts journalism, cultural news and information, artistsʼ professional resources and statewide event listings. mnartists.org is a joint project of the McKnight Foundation the Walker Art Center.