This December, over 100 craft vendors from across the Southeast will make their way to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center for the 6th bi-annual Crafty Feast. This indie craft fair features artists who focus on experimental, non-traditional, and unique handmade crafts. If you need to finish the rest of your holiday shopping, the Crafty Feast is a great place to find something for everyone on your list.
A jury selects the vendors for each Crafty Feast and this year there were 200 applicants. Vendors are selected based upon creativity, skill of craft, and uniqueness, and are newly selected for each event. The
December fair features artists from Columbia, Asheville, Charleston, Charlotte, Chattanooga and many other cities across the Southeast. Each artist sells different creations including jewelry, bags, clothes, children’s crafts, home goods, and many other handmade crafts. This year, several new vendors are debuting at the Crafty Feast including Little Things Studio – specializing in posters, journals, and bookmarks. The owner, Kate Thomas from Jackson, Mississippi, will display and sell her creative patterns and fabrics.
The fair is Saturday, December 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for shopping, music, food and drink. Admission is $2.00 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. Many of the food options are vegetarian friendly and there will be wine and beer available for purchase (including some of Columbia’s own microbrews). Music will be provided by DJ Scott Padgett of 5 Points Productions. For more information and the complete list of vendors, visit www.craftyfeast.com.