In the vein of handcrafted-awesomeness, I have a little unsolicited promo to sing about this afternoon.
It’s a small-but-amazing event that, if you’re local, or maybe in Syracuse, or maybe in Buffalo, or maybe in Ithaca (I could go on and on), you should consider attending this Saturday and/or Sunday.
Hearts & Crafts is hosted a few times a year, and each event has brought more and more attention to local artists, crafters, makers of our area. Pete and I are big fans and supporters of handmade goods, as well as local economy and the whole 3/50 project. We’re not even getting paid or perked to sing these praises, yo, we’re just friendly with the brain children (which is a word I’m not quite sure you can pluralize) behind the extravaganza and want to spread the love.
It’s so big this time around that it’ll be in two venues: 11a-5p each day, baby.
On Saturday: Starry Nites at 696 University Ave is host to Part 1 of the event, which features makers of wearable art. You know, I’m talkin’ the clothing, accessories, and jewelry that deserve a spot on you.
On Sunday: You’ll be wanting more coffee + art, so go to Java’s Cafe at 16 Gibbs St for the more traditional Hearts and Crafts market that many people already all know and love, featuring the diverse wares of over 30 local makers, including (but not limited to!) paperie, ceramic goods, toys, and accessories.
Oh. Hell. Yes. And as my Mom reminded me this week… it’s not too early to begin your Christmas shopping. So why not add it to your agenda this weekend?
Photos courtesy of Hearts & Crafts and are the property of Beadwork by Amanda and Dock2 Letterpress, respectfully.