This post is written by Alexandra Kelley Fox. You can find her online at alexandra477.com.
Clear the cobwebs and empty your shopping baskets, because Craftin’ Outlaws alternative craft fair will host its first Spring Fling show on April 20 at Franklin County Veterans Memorial from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
Craftin’ Outlaws Spring Fling is a perfect way to immerse yourself in local creative culture. With 75 independent artists from Columbus and the Midwest, it’s a feast of modern handmade goods. Items for sale include clothing, handbags, jewelry, paintings, posters, ceramics, knitted accessories, plush creatures, bath and body products, letterpress stationery, and home décor. Craftin’ Outlaws has held events every fall since 2005, but the Columbus handmade movement has earned such fierce love that a spring show was in order.
The first 100 guests of Spring Fling will receive a limited edition Craftin’ Outlaws tote bag by Alison Rose and poster by Igloo Letterpress. Plinko will be set up for chances to win prizes from vendors, the proceeds of which will be donated to Project: Zero Ohio. Concessions will be available for sale, and representatives from CD102.5 FM, Columbus Alive, and Yelp Columbus will hand out goodies. A deejay will spin tunes courtesy of Wild Cat Gift & Party (formerly Wholly Craft), and Jessica Miller Photography will provide a photo booth. Parents with young children can rest and recharge at a stroller station. Nearby street food hub Dinin’ Hall will have multiple food trucks on hand throughout the day.
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