Seattle Craft Show Featuring 150+ of the Best Makers Around
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The Urban Craft Uprising is a fantastic alternative to the repetitive craft market of poorly done Santa gifts and swag. The items are unique, made with excellence, and whimsical in nature. I can’t help but smile when I inspect my purchases. Where else can you find a print of a shark in a suit who sings with a gravelly voice, an otter action figure with a cancer stick in his mouth, or a bottle of “spiced” jam. The unexpected is available from each of the vendors and that sense of “yes” or “classic” occurs nearly every step around the uprising. Thank you for bottling something special in hosting this event.
I liked it so much that I came back for a second day! Beautiful, handmade goods and local artisans that I can feel good about supporting – what’s not to like?
I always find something unique and interesting. They [Urban Craft Uprising] have pop-up markets at various locations throughout the year as well as a very small shop on 3rd Ave. The shop is great for picking up a quirky little gift or something fun for yourself when you need one, but the real gems are the pop-ups. They have a few artists who are pretty much always there, but there are a lot of rotations in and out as well. You can find everything from wooden coasters to kids books, soap to jewelry, bags made of old sails and rubber tires, funky screen-printed shirts, garden fancies…you never know what uniquely fantastic thing you will pick up that you never knew you needed.
I love Urban Craft Uprising! I am inspired and invigorated after being in the company of crafty people, both vendors and shoppers. The caliber and range of handcrafted goods here is high and I always have fun poking around.
I love how friendly the vendors always are, and how excited everyone is to be there. It’s a great way to meet local artists too and see the amazing things they make!
I look forward to this show every year to find gifts for myself and for others. It’s so different from other craft shows in that the quality of goods, at nearly every booth, is high. These aren’t hobby crafters–these are true makers and artisans and craftspeople. Also, so many of the goods are truly unique and not what you’d find elsewhere.
I’ve gone to nearly ALL of the summer/winter UCU events since the very beginning. This honestly was one of the best ones in recent memories. You did a really fab job of including news people that I haven’t seen before (as well as old favorites).
We really enjoyed the people that we met this year! They were all engaging and friendly. We found we came home with a cool mix of items that we are really excited about!
It’s amazing to be able to see the work of local artists and makers up close, meet them in person, and hear about their process. I’ve discovered that my life is much more joyful with fewer, better things, and Urban Craft Uprising provides the opportunity to fall in love with ethically-made and sold pieces.
I love UCU! UCU weekends are seriously my favorite weekends in Seattle. Buying handmade and local is really important to me from multiple perspectives and I really like that UCU creates a space for that to happen. It’s fantastic that UCU provides a forum for high quality crafters to present their art. It is thrilling to see our Seattle community come out in droves to buy handmade.
Urban Craft Uprising has been a Seattle craft show institution since 2005, and now produces 20+ shows each year. Our main events at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall feature 150+ vendors selling unique and completely handmade crafts. To see what’s on deck for the next few months, use the ‘Upcoming Events’ menu above. Are you interested in coming to our shows? Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the loop, and subscribe to our mailing list right here on the site to receive updates and news about all our upcoming shows and events. Are you interested in vending with us? Click the Apply tab above to see which of our applications are currently open.
Additionally, we organize a weekend retreat every year for creative entrepreneurs of any skill level. Camp ThunderCraft has proven to be an amazing experience and something we highly encourage you to check out if you own a crafty or creative business that you are trying to grow/start/expand/fine-tune/etc.!
Our aim is to help connect our vendors with the fans who love quality, handmade products the most. We do this through the dozens of shows that we put on throughout the year, while at the same time organizing other networking and business-building events that provide resources for our vendors to grow their businesses to new heights.
Want to know more about what Urban Craft Uprising is all about? Here is our Manifesto — the ideas that excite us and keep us crafting! We love when our vendors are able to turn what may have started as a hobby into a full-time business, and we love when we can help make that happen.
Our biannual Seattle craft show is carefully curated and juried to ensure the best mix of crafts and arts, along with quality and originality. This bi-annual show features over 150 vendors excelling in the world of craft, art and design.
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