Posted by Jonathan "J.R" Reed on November 5th, 2009 at 1:36 pm
BikeCraft is an annual holiday bazaar that gathers under one roof the many unique and interesting Portlanders who create handmade, cycling related crafts.
We can hardly believe it, but this is the fifth anniversary of BikeCraft!
Each year BikeCraft has grown by leaps and bounds, and this year we think we’ve finally found a space that can hold all of our talented, creative crafters, the people who flock to the event to purchase hand-made gifts, art, gear, and fashion…and even all of our bikes. Sandbox Studio, a former forklift warehouse turned gorgeous photography studio, has generously invited us to use their large, light-filled space.
The BikeCraft fair will be free and open to the public on Saturday, December 5 from 10am-5pm at Sandbox Studio located at 420 NE 9th Ave (between Flanders and Glisan).
BikeCraft is a family friendly event, featuring creators of jewelry, painting, weaving, writing, clothing, printing, bicycle bags, zines, bike accessories and much more. Come support these local artisans who help make Portland’s cycling scene special — and bring some cash and a holiday gift list.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be whetting your crafty appetite with profiles of crafters and previews of the goods that will be on hand. For now, here’s just a taste of what some of our first-time crafters will be bringing. Lets give all these folks a warm welcome:
We’re also thrilled to present many veteran BikeCrafters such as Red Bat Press with letterpressed cards, Black Star Bags with handmade bags, panniers, and top tube pads, 1 By Liz with her chainring clocks and magnets, cycling caps by Little Package and Deller Designs, and more who we can’t wait to tell you about.
(Photo by Sweetpea Bicycles)
Natalie Ramsland will be back with her popular S’mittens, Citybikes will be on hand to help you make your own bike buckets to carry your purchases home in, and Gram Shipley will be returning with his leather mudflaps.
Do you make bike-oriented arts, crafts, fashion, or gear by hand in Portland and want to participate? We still have spaces available — potential crafters and volunteers are encouraged to contact intern[at]bikeportland.org for details.
When: December 5, 2009, 10am – 5pm
Where: Sandbox Studio, 420 NE 9th Ave (between Flanders and Glisan).
– For a list of past (and some current) BikeCraft vendors, see our BikeCrafter directory (it’s a work in progress).