Thursday, March 26, 2009

Call for Artists- Vancouver

Calling all Artists, Designers and Artisans!


Don't miss out on your chance to be part of the second One of a Kind Show & Sale Vancouver on October 8-11, 2009 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

One of a Kind Vancouver is a shopping destination like no other; with fashion shows, contests, seminars and of course some of North America’s finest artists and artisans!
Apply now! The April 10, 2009 deadline is fast approaching!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bazaar Bizarre Maker Faire

The amazing event in San Mateo worth attending is the Maker Faire. Our President, Moxie has been there for several years now at her own Needle Felting Playground.

They are now taking applications to be a crafty vendor with Bazaar Bizarre at the Maker Faire. It's a great event and the BB folks are awesome!

Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn

Applications are due very soon for Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn so get your applications in soon!

Punk Rock Flea Market Summer

Punk Rock Flea Market returns to the Underground Events Center this summer! On June 6th, from 10:00 in the morning until 10:00 at night, the Punk Rock Flea will rock your world and fill the trunk of your car! The Underground is at 2407 1st Ave. in Belltown. For those of you keeping track, this is PRFM #6!

This is a full on flea market selling everything you can imagine, including records, clothing, furniture, computers, stereo equipment, housewares, haircuts, toys, videos, bicycles, tacos, falafels, vegan treats, skateboards, political propaganda, information from non profit groups, books, art, bike repair, baby stuff, tarot readings & whatever else we can fit into the space. Don't let the name lead you to believe that we only welcome vendors selling punk records, clothes etc. The "Punk Rock" of the name refers as much to the DIY spirit of the event as it does to any particular music or lifestyle. 'Nuff said.

Since it's the height of summer, we're gonna use the outside parking lot in addition to the Underground inside, so we've got 80 spaces for rent. The first 80 forms to come back with $25 will get those spaces. No exceptions. We have a few tables available, but if possible, bring your own. You should also plan to bring all of your own lighting and display equipment. Space at the PRFM always sells out, so I recommend reserving a space sooner rather than later. Send me an email to get the form – If you've done this before and know the drill it's okay to just send me your check and vendor info.

As always, the market opens to the public at 10:00 am and bands will begin to play at around 6:00 pm. Vendors are welcome to stay for the entire event, but it isn't required. The 6:00 transition will be a natural moment for tired vendors to close up shop.

Once again, the space we are using has been generously loaned to us for the day by the Low Income Housing Institute, aka. LIHI. LIHI is a non-profit organization that builds homes for homeless and low-income people all around the Puget Sound. Your table fees and entry donations go toward paying insurance and advertising costs for this event. Once those expenses are covered, all additional proceeds will go to LIHI. You are most welcome to make additional donations to LIHI if you feel so inclined. More info about them at

The PRFM is put on by volunteers and amateurs, so you can help make it work by communicating your needs and by letting us know if we're missing something important. We want this event to be successful, and we want to do it again!

To reserve a table or ask questions contact producer Joshua Okrent at or (206) 957-8076. More info at

Monday, March 23, 2009

Bread and Badger interview on Etsy

Bread and Badger, vendors from our 2008 Winter show, are out there rockin' it, and we're not the only ones who've noticed.

Amanda and Sean reveal the madness behind the masks in today's "Quit Your Day Job" spotlight on Etsy's blog, The Storque. Here's a sampling of the sandblasted awesome they offer.

Check out the interview, and their Etsy shop too.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Revolution in Micromanufacturing

Interesting article in the latest issue of Wired magazine -

"The economy may be cratering, but people are stampeding to handmade goods... And if you're making awesome stuff in your spare time, pretty soon you'll start thinking: Hey, I could sell this, couldn't I? Not a bad way to recession-proof your household."

Friday, March 6, 2009

Apply for UCU Summer show now!

Our Sumer Show online application is NOW LIVE on our website.

The Summer Show is scheduled for August 1st and 2nd, 2009 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

Interested in applying? Take a look at our FAQ, and our brand new bonus FAQ Flow Chart. Once you've read up on the how-tos, get yourself over to the Online Application Form and go for it.

Deadline for applying is April 10.

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