Craft Lake City DIY Festival

155 N 1000 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

About Us:

The Craft Lake City DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Festival was formed in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, editor and publisher of SLUG Magazine (Salt Lake UnderGround), as a way to showcase local DIY (Do-It-Yourself) culture.

The first Craft Lake City DIY Festival was held as a one-day event in Salt Lake City at the Gallivan Center on August 8, 2009. It featured 72 artisans specializing in items such as silk-screened posters, reconstructed clothing, knitted items and jewelry, along with live entertainment provided by local Salt Lake bands, and boasted 2,500 attendees. Since then, Craft Lake City has expanded the DIY Festival to become the state's largest, local-centric, three-day arts festival, with over 200 local artisans, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Building, two stages for musical and dance performances, local food vendors, food trucks and hosting over 40,000 festival attendees.

Craft Lake City is a 501-C3 nonprofit charitable organization. Our mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans, while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. We remain active year-round, hosting workshops, fundraisers, DIY gatherings, gallery showings and collaborative projects with like-minded organizations such as the Salt Lake Film Festival, the Utah Art Alliance and The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change. The organization has brought a newfound awareness of supporting local handmade artisans to the community.

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