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 1st – Sunday, December 3rd
- 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.
- There are vendor scholarship opportunities available for this show! Please see our Greenhouse Program page for more information.
[My favorite memory was] All of it! The best run event I’ve been a part of. Customers were happy, vendors were in great spirits, and the volunteers were always around when you needed them. Honored to be a part of the Winter UCU event!
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!
Preview Night was a STRONG start to the weekend. Sales rivaled a full day of vending Sunday. (mind blown) It also made me feel warmed up and ready to take on a full day Saturday. I think next year I’ll pick an earlier load in time – it doesn’t take me long to set up so I choose the last load in slot and that might have been pushing it a tiny bit.
You guys are the best! It is the best curated craft show around, and everyone in Seattle knows it. We had great sales and a lot of fun with the customers and other vendors. Thanks again for all your hard work and we can’t wait until the winter show!!!
You guys truly are amazing. I am so grateful for you and the hard work you do to put on this show. As someone who has hosted show’s I know how hard it can be. Seeing the fans lined up again, and flooding in the doors was amazing. You’re the best Lindsey, Kristen + UCU team!!
Thank you. My heart is so so full. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all your hard work. These huge holiday sales are a game changer for my tiny business. Being able to participate in your amazing shows has made so much possible for me and my business. Just so thankful 🥳🎁🎄
[My favorite moment was] Saturday afternoon: the buying frenzy that occurred at my booth. Streams of people handing over money for Melted porcelain jewelry. It seemed endless. I came home that night to talley up my sales and after realizing how much it was, I actually wept with joy. And it takes a lot to make me cry. I felt so validated and so seen. For the first time, I felt satisfied with how much I made at a craft fair. It was everything I hoped for and I’ll never forget this moment.
My favorite moment was meeting all the vendors/volunteers + so many kind customers and shoppers. I loved how much interest people showed, the curiosity, as well as the positive encouragement. Everyone was so positive and kind and it was great to have the opportunity to see the amazing work of all participating vendors. These are the types of events that always give me the energy to continue pursuing my side hustle even thought sometimes it can be exhausting next to a full time demanding job. The show was very well organized and coordinated and I was honored to have been selected to participate. Urban Craft Uprising is very well known and respected, and as someone who has only been in the world of selling arts/craft for a little over a year it was an absolute pleasure to be vending at this event. Thank You so much for the opportunity.
Preview Night was very good for sales. It never felt crowded or slow. Shoppers that came at 5 were very deliberate in purchasing while the late comers had on a good buzz, enjoyed a beer or wine and chatted up a bit more. We love Preview Night and the idea that they get “first dibs” at the show is very important.
Honestly – SEATTLE SHOWED UP!! I’ve been doing shows for years in Oregon, big art festivals – and I’ve never seen the bustling, BUYING, crowds like this before… Watching all of the shoppers stream in on with the INTENTION TO BUY was so uplifting and reaffirming – and it made all the money spent (booth fee, travel expenses, hotel fee/gas, parking, etc.) worth it.Lots of camaraderie with other artists as well! Showrunners – you’re amazing!!
DECEMBER 2nd & 3rd
10am-6PM SATURDAY; 10AM-5PM SUNDAY
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
MEET THE MAKERS
Take a sneak peek before the show!
Our exclusive shopping event, the night before doors open to the public
Ticket price increases to $12 beginning October 1