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.
UCU is the best run craft fair I have ever participated in! Thank you for all your work to make it an enjoyable, smooth and informed experience!
Nup. Was our best UCU wholesale show of several we’ve done. Landed a few new accounts outside the PNW which is amazing. A much better investment than NY Now, which we did in January. Yay!!
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!
Oh, I couldn’t even quantify [my favorite moment of the weekend]; it was a wonderful weekend and I loved looking at my watch and realizing hours had flown by without my even noticing the passage of time! UCU’s customers are not only always generous with their wallets but also are some of the kindest, most respectful and friendly groups of customers I’ve ever dealt with at any event!
This was our first ever event outside of Portland. Was rather daunting thinking about it before the event, but with the vendor portal, constant updates, and just over all help through the weekend it made this event very smooth for us. Thank you!
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!!
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!
[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!
It was good for sales. We knew ahead of time that we would have a tight time to setup so we prepared ourselves and it went well. It was tight, but because we knew and had prepped the week before we were able to get it done. The weekly emails really help with letting us know what we need to prepare for. As many shows as we have done over the years, this is the only event that has provided weekly updates and really keeps us in the loop on what to expect.
The families in attendance were my favorite part of the show, as with all family-friendly craft shows! I love engaging with and entertaining infants and small children while their parents browse. It’s super fun to ask kids about their favorite ways to make art and encourage them to keep making. It’s also inspiring to see parents who are genuinely engaged with their kids, having conversations about what they see and guiding them in behaving respectfully towards art objects and other people.
10am-6PM SATURDAY; 10AM-5PM SUNDAY
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
VENDOR APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL september 5th
MEET THE MAKERS
Take a sneak peek before the show!
(Check back here in mid-September for the lineup!)