Urban Craft Uprising
December 4th & 5th
seattle center exhibition hall
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 crafter 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 now also 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.
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!
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!!
People were all really excited to be at preview night so they could get in before the crowds, they all were excited to share how they’ve been attending a long time and make sure to do preview night so they get the first pass at all the awesome things you guys bring to the event.
We were a first time vendor at UCU and were super impressed with its fan following, its organization and its caliber of makers. Thanks so much for having us! We enjoyed the experience immensely.
The entire weekend was my favorite, yes? I did have a great moment with a shopper I met at Issaquah Salmon Days. She showed up to UCU with her girlfriends, wine in hand & several shopping bags:) She came on Friday because I promised her it would be amazing & she was SO happy she did! I feel like I earned her trust at that moment & gained a longtime customer. Also, I had amazing booth neighbors! So many many great moments helping each other out & celebrating during pack up on Sunday. Every year I get to do this show I leave feeling like I’ve made new friends & expanded my community.
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.
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
I’ve probably said this before, but your volunteers are the absolute BEST. so attentive, kind, and helpful. I just want to give all of them big hugs! They make such a big difference especially because I’m usually alone at shows.
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!!!
Everyone loves this show. They save up to do all their holiday shopping with local handmade vendors.
DECEMBER 4TH & 5TH
10am-6pm sat; 10am-5pm sun
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