Urban Craft UprisinG WINTER SHOW
SEATTLE CENTER EXHIBITION HALL
5PM-9PM FRIDAY (PREVIEW NIGHT TICKETED EVENT)
10AM-6PM SATURDAY; 10AM-5PM SUNDAY
Some backstory about our show: Urban Craft Uprising was founded in 2005 to showcase the work of independent crafters, artists and designers — to provide a unique, high quality, hand-crafted alternative to “big box” stores and mass produced goods.
Since its early beginnings at its first holiday show with just 50 craft booths and overflowing crowds, Urban Craft Uprising now holds the largest indie craft event in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest with its Winter Show. In 2009, Urban Craft Uprising expanded its horizons to include a summer show, which has become an annual event, in conjunction with an exclusive wholesale event which allows our vendors to connect directly with wholesale buyers.
Urban Craft Uprising aims to build a local (and beyond) community of artists, crafters and designers by organizing and providing events where indie crafters and artists can connect with their fans. In addition, Urban Craft Uprising promotes other community building activities, including our crafting shows, showcases, classes, events, Camp ThunderCraft, sponsorships, online presence and other local activities. To find out more about our show and stay in the loop about upcoming events, be sure to subscribe to our mailing list right here on the website.
- Date: Friday, December 2nd – Sunday, December 4th
- Vending Time: 5pm-9pm Friday; 10am-6pm Saturday; 10am-5pm Sunday
- Load-In: 10am-4pm Friday
- Load-Out: 5pm-7pm Sunday
- Booth Fee: $450 (5’x10) / $550 (10’x10)
- Electricity is available for an additional charge
- This is an INDOOR show.
My best/worst moment [of the weekend] was the little girl who paid for her purchase with a few quarters and giant pile of dimes. Only bad because it was SO MANY dimes, but so sweet because she had obviously spent all this time thinking about what she wanted and counting all the money out, and she chose to support handmade, and to buy something that I made. <3 <3 <3
This is one of the best shows and your organizational skills are exemplary. You all do such a great job helping new and returning vendors to stay on top of things and be ready for what is always a really great show. We love UCU and are proud and honored to be a part of it!
I’m sure you guys hear this a ton, but what an amazing show you put together year after year, it’s organized and the people that attend are amazing and so supportive of handmade, kind of like a holiday gift to vendors. I was so impressed by the variety this year and quality of everyone’s work. Sometimes at other shows, I feel like there’s a huge focus on making sure price points stay within a certain area – sometimes to the detriment of what is getting shown – and I really noticed this year that there was a huge variety in what people were making, price points, presentation, etc. but consistently it was interesting and beautiful work. I imagine that’s a hard thing to accomplish, but wow.
[My favorite part of the weekend was] all the people!! Returning people and new people. I had so many people come and tell me their aunt/uncle/sister/etc loved their present last year that they purchased from me. “It was a huge hit!!” Y’all really have a great community dedicated to handmade. It feels so good to be in this space of people who appreciate makers and our products and financially support it.
I 4X’ed the amount I’ve brought to my best show ever for this. That show was a two day show so I thought I’d be more than good with inventory. People went wild and I sold out of a few varieties every day and had to make more at night. Which is insane. The sales were just that incredible.
You ladies are just the best. I really want you to know just how fortunate I feel to be part of this show and this community. You’ve created something really special – the vendors feel it, and the customers do too. So many times this year I had customers tell me how well curated it all felt. I think that’s something that’s so much harder to achieve than most people think. So just big high fives and hugs to you. You ROCK!
It was one of the best shows we have ever participated in and hands-down this is the MOST well-organized show. I love how you provide information for both the novice and expert vendor; you covered all bases and provided thorough and helpful information. It was outstanding at every moment. Having volunteers from the point of load-in and to help cover the booths during the show was so helpful. Thank you for a great show!
I was a new vendor and I loved how the customers were super excited to see my Crafty goodies! They freaked out over the cacti and succulents it was the best!! I have never done a show in Seattle before and I definitely felt the love that Seattle gives to local handmade artisans!I was a new vendor and I loved how the customers were super excited to see my Crafty goodies! They freaked out over the cacti and succulents it was the best!! I have never done a show in Seattle before and I definitely felt the love that Seattle gives to local handmade artisans!
All the new shoppers! I don’t know how you all do it but you always reach your hardcore, loyal UCU shoppers and a TON of new shoppers.
Where do I start?! I had so many favorite moments…Really it’s the connection with other people. I love talking with customers and had so many lovely conversations with them. But this time around I’d have to say that it was the support and connections with the other vendors. Through Urban Craft Uprising I’ve gotten to know quite a few vendors who are now my friends and it just made the show that much more fun to be there with them. Overall it was really an inspiring weekend to be able to be part of such a talented and creative group of people!
10am-6PM SATURDAY; 10AM-5PM SUNDAY
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
MEET THE MAKERS
Take a sneak peek before the show!
(Check back here in mid-September for the lineup!)
Our exclusive shopping event, the night before doors open to the public