9th Annual Unglued: Craft Fest kicks off with Leather Fanny Packs, Restomod Axes, and a Spring Fever Craft Lounge
The 9th Annual Unglued: Craft Fest will be returning to the historic Plains Art Museum on February 22 & 23, 2019. The Craft Preview Party on Friday, February 22 5pm-9pm is ticketed at $20 advance, $25 day of/at door. The Main Event on Saturday, February 23 9am-4pm will have free admission. Both days will feature 70 curated makers and artists featuring their work.
The Craft Preview Party on Friday February 22 5pm-9pm will be the opening night of the Craft Fest. This festive kick off night includes 3 craft projects to get inspired with ranging from printmaking with the Plains to button making with The White House Co. There will be a cash bar and food for purchase by Taco Bros, Fargo Fillies, and Milk Made with mini cheese platters. This opening night will be buzzing with creativity, live vinyl DJ, and an opportunity to meet and shop the 70+ curated vendors by beating the Saturday crowd. Admission ticket also includes $5 Unglued cash to spend at the crafter booth of choice that night.
With winter dragging on more than ever this year, the 2019 Unglued Craft Fest will be bursting at the seams with spring fever inspiration from the floral poster design by artist Catie Miller setting the tone to Prairie Petals having fresh flowers available in the Crafty Beer Lounge to many of the workshops featuring green and floral fun like kokedama moss balls with Baker Garden & Gift to the newly themed Spring Fever Craft Lounge. The Red River Mini Market will be making a return as well as the Young Maker’s Market, Fest + Museum Scavenger Hunt for kids and adults (with reward for completing), and Crafty Beer Garden. New this year will also be the addition of Fargo Pinball machines. The LinkFM bus will also be running with extended hours for attendees who park for free at the Moorhead Center Mall.
Thirty-seven of the 70 vendors are new to the Fest from last year with 35 being from the FM area and the rest being from ND, MN, WI, and SD. New products include leather fanny packs, hand lettered globes, modern geometric barn art from new Fargo maker Reynold’s Design Co, restomod axes by Brick in Bismarck, gelato by Duchessa Gelato, butterfly wing jewelry, wood milk crates by WAAM Industries, tallow body products, state quilled art, and a boutique floral painting nursery by Art by Mandel.
“As we jump into our 9th Unglued Craft Fest (which is crazy!) we cannot wait for our community and visitors to experience so many new makers in 2019, new products from returning ones, and a weekend of creative inspiration – that could also include a taco or craft brew, too! We’re really seeing this as a creative oasis in the dead of winter that we all seriously need especially this year more than ever,” reports Fest organizer Ashley Morken.
When: February 22nd 5pm-9pm (Craft Preview Party – $20 advance/$25 day of and at door) & February 23rd 9am-4pm (The Main Event – FREE)
Where: Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Avenue N, Fargo, ND 58102