Can you give our readers a little background about who you are and how you got started crafting? I’ve been creative my entire life. My grandmother taught me to knit and sew when I was 4 years old and, although I didn’t pick it back up again until I was older, I caught on quickly […]
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Hi everyone! Are you looking for more inspiring, Build-It-Yourself action before our summer show? Looking for something awesome to do next weekend? Check out this this new award-winning documentary about influential designer-activists Matthew Miller and Emily Pilloton and their endeavor to transform a group of students’ and their community through shop class. From Long Shot Factory/O’Malley Creadon […]
Hello Friends! We are VERY excited to announce our new partnership with the Seattle Street Food Festival (SSFF) this summer! In August 2013, SSFF debuted with over 25,000 people attending (along 11th Ave on the corner of Pine along Cal Anderson Park), with over 55 local food vendors and over 30 crafters. This new partnership will expand the craft […]
Last year we had our first wholesaling event the day before the summer show started (on Friday afternoon, after load-in). For a first crack at a totally new side of UCU, we felt like it went really well and we look forward to trying it again for year #2! However, after hearing feedback from both […]
We can’t describe enough our love for Seattle. UCU is so lucky to be in a city that really supports the show and our vendors; with everything going on in the world, this support is truly important. We all know the benefits of shopping local abound: you’re keeping your money circulating in the local economy, […]
As always, attending UCU is free to the public! However, you will see a donation box as you enter the Ex Hall, and we appreciate any amount that you are able to give. Your donation helps offset the cost of the show, and enables us to keep this event free for the public, so that […]
We have some GREAT authors lined up for this year’s show! From pie to mushrooms to children’s books to crochet kits…to things you want to punch in the face! It’s an outstanding lineup, and even if you don’t make it in time for your favorite author’s book signing (see website for the schedule), ALL of these […]
Another great way you can help us spread the word about the show? Hop on and join our Facebook Event. Even though it may be obvious to you that you’re coming, this lets all your friends know too, and helps us spread the word far and wide. And if you can share the event on your own timeline […]
Our Metro bus ads are already popping up all over town! Have you seen one of these yet on the back of (or inside of) any buses? If you do, snap a photo and upload it to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #UrbanCraftUprising, #seattle, and/or @urbancraft!
Doors for the show open at 11, but those in the know get there even earlier. In fact, a line often forms as early as 8:00 a.m. in front of the doors, as eager fans stake their claim for our famous swag bags, which are full of goodies from all the vendors, and handed out to the first […]