Urban Craft Uprising
june 27th & 28th
seattle center exhibition hall
11am – 5pm both days
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 just wanted to take a moment to again personally thank you for all of your hard work in putting this show together! I had such a wonderful time and was amazed at how organized and seamless everything ran. From the loading/unloading to the volunteers, the customers who attended seemed like loyal show goer’s and the caliber of talented and unique vendors I was honored to be a part of. My social media #’s jumped noticeably as compared to other shows I’ve done and I had repeat customers coming back both days to purchase more goodies. Traveling 12 hours to attend this event, I truly could not have hoped for a better experience. I definitely felt the appreciation you have for your vendors and because of that this show has jumped to my #1 event to try and be a part of in the future. Thank you for allowing me to a part of an event that helped inspire me to keep striving and working hard.
UCU does an exceptional job making sure that we have all of the information we need. We really appreciate it. We have done many shows and UCU shows are by far the most organized and professional that we have seen. Well done!
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.
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!
Just a huge thank you for allowing me to be a part of a beautiful show! I’m inspired!!!!! This was a lovely experience, an incredible way for me to meet my shoppers and hear exactly what they want to see in my product line. Also a really wonderful chance to meet other artists. I’m walking away a better business woman and with more ideas than I could have asked for. Thank you!
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!!!
Now that I have experiences doing other large shows I really appreciate the personal touches and attention UCU crew gives to the vendors. With the emails sharing lots of helpful information organizing the happy hour, having a vendor lounge, free wifi, volunteers for loading and standing in at booths, etc. Makes the whole experience feel so much like a community effort rather than just individually loading, doing the show, and loading out. Great job! UCU is always really fun for me (some shows can be so serious). Please keep it up!! 🙂
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.
(Instagram post from December 2018) It’s been a couple weeks, but we want to circle back & give proper gratitude to @urbancraftuprising and all the makers we’ve grown to know & love (along with a few new friendships too!). We’re still glowing from the boost this maker community gives us and we always look forward to being there. This was our fourth show with UCU & every single time we’re blown away by the curation and accessibility of the organizers, the vendors and the awesome conversations we have with our customers & fans. We often end up shopping more than planned because everything is handmade & awesome & just so good 😜. We have deep, mad love for our weekly market @portlandsaturdaymarket (more about that soon) but we’re also grateful for this opportunity & Seattle, you’ve shown us so much love this past couple years😘💜. Being a maker & connecting with other makers + getting to meet and interact with your customers is the absolute best ✨. Okay, enough with the mushy talk, back to packaging & closing out the year 🙌🏽!
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.
applications are open until april 6th
june 27th & 28th
11am-5pm both days
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
301 Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98109
MEET THE MAKERS
Take a sneak peek before the show!
(This will be updated in mid-April)
monday, june 29th