The 5th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Summer Market – A New Location Brings On New Faces

Posted: July 31, 2014 in Art, Dessert, Events, Food, Los Angeles
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The 5th Annual Los Angeles Renegade Craft Fair returned for its semi-annual Summer Market this past weekend at its new home of Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles. This free and all-ages event sees thousands of visitors all coming to see over 250 select independent artists, crafters, and vendors all exhibiting and selling their wares. Among all the possible merchandise, visitors could purchase anything from clothing, accessories, home goods (candles, soap, wind chimes, etc), kitchen supplies, artisanal eats (candy, preserves, etc), music records, pet supplies, and so much more. What makes Renegade Craft appealing revolves around every single vendor, all independently crafting their own handmade goods as opposed to manufacturing them in a factory. In addition to the multitude of aisles filled with vendors, Renegade Craft also offers various hands-on workshops, art installations, live DJ’s, a photo booth, gourmet food trucks, and more.

With the change in location came a change in the lineup of vendors. This past weekend’s event appeared to have the most amount of new vendors compared to the past couple of years. Of particular note, I did not find MNKR or Bad Pickle Tees. Some familiar faces showed up, such as Maya Brigadeiro, Commuter Collection, and Bunny Butt Apothecary. This does not denote a bad thing, since variety makes an event more lively and interesting year after year instead of bringing on the same vendors each time. Renegade Craft exists to introduce the locals to new vendors that they would have never heard of, and this past weekend’s event certainly did that for me.

If you attended Renegade LA this past weekend, I would love to know what you purchased. Please share your items by commenting on this post, or by posting on my Facebook page. Keep in mind that Renegade runs twice a year in Los Angeles – the holiday show will occur on the weekend of December 13-14 later this year. As a free event open to the public that lasts two days, Renegade Craft Fair can easily fit into anyone’s schedule. Shop local, and support local business – doing so drives the local economy and greatly benefits your local community.

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  1. […] that I only just discovered Edoughble. Perhaps I do not see them at enough local events, such as Renegade Craft Fair, Unique LA, or Artisanal LA? I sincerely hope that they consider obtaining a booth for more events […]

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