Urban Craft UprisinG SUMMER SHOW
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7TH
MAGNUSON PARK HANGAR 30
10AM – 5PM
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.
With COVID and all the events happening in the Seattle area in the summer, we are reinventing the wheel once again this year and will have our summer show ONE DAY ONLY! We hope to attract our fans to this new, bright location at Magnuson Park, which will also allow us to now include food trucks and other fun activities to make this a event your whole family will love.
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: Sunday, August 7th
- Vending Time: 10am-5pm
- Load-In: 7am-10am
- Load-Out: 5pm-7pm
- Booth Fee: $250 (5’x10) / $350 (10’x10) / $350 (food trucks)
- Electricity is available for an additional charge
- This is an INDOOR show.
I can’t choose one favorite moment! Customers came in ready to shop, I sold a lot, I had a wonderful booth neighbor, volunteers came around to relieve me for a few minutes, and I met and shopped some fellow vendors. Thank you for an amazing day!
[My favorite memory was the] new milestones! I can’t pick one favorite moment: beating my previous sales record, getting my first wholesale order, being featured on the Design Milk IG page (presumably due to UCU’s promotion), and of course, talking with customers who were purchasing my kits as a means of self-care or self-discovery. It was rewarding to be able to connect my months of creative work with the customers who would ultimately reap the biggest benefits.
Just thank you. I hope you know how much you are appreciated. And how much the hard work and love you put into this has completely changed me and my tiny business. Your shows have made a record breaking year possible. I can’t speak highly enough of the quality of your shows and just the incredibly good vibes you, the staff, and the customers bring. To have this be my opener to the holiday season is just a HUGE wow. What a way to start off the holiday season with a bang. Thank you Kristen and Lindsey. Thank you, thank you, thank you <3
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!!
Everyone loves this show. They save up to do all their holiday shopping with local handmade vendors.
Overall – it was a fabulous experience. UCU attracts the kinds of buyers I want to reach: people who appreciate high quality artisan-made goods and they love meeting with us as designers and hearing about our process. There’s a home-spun local loyalty that sprinkles through the air and it’s my favorite show in Seattle for sure.
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!
I thought this year’s show was great. There seemed to be a lot of new vendors that I haven’t seen anywhere else before. I could have bought a year’s worth of bday and holiday presents for all my friends and family but then I’d be broke so I only shopped for myself :))
[My favorite part of the weekend was] seeing previous customers still using my purses and telling me how much they love them
It’s always a treat to see return shoppers but I had made a little diagram showing how folks can mix + match and it was really fun to see how folks took that info and picked two pairs of earrings out. There was also a really cute couple where the mom snuck over to my booth with their son to buy a pocket knife for the dad. And then 20 minutes later, the dad snuck over to my booth to buy earrings for the mom. They were both so excited and I don’t think they knew what the other had done!
Visit this page for driving, biking, and transit directions to Magnuson Park, as well as information about parking. While parking is free at Magnuson Park, we strongly encourage you to help us cut down on traffic and congestion by busing, biking, or carpooling to the show!
Magnuson Park Hangar 30
VENDOR APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL april 18th
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Take a sneak peek before the show!