Applications Now Open for 12th Annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair!

Apps are officially OPEN for the Detroit Urban Craft Fair! You have 10 weeks to take some photos showcasing your best contemporary works, designs and styles and then apply for your chance…

Berkley Art Bash This Saturday!

The Berkley Art Bash is back this Saturday! The 16th annual BAB is bringing together over 130 artists this year, plus food trucks, kids activities, live bands and more! The…

Before They Make Me Run

  I love Handmade Detroit. I love the Detroit Urban Craft Fair. I’m proud to have been part of HD for the past 11 years, and to have been a…

More Mo Pop! Handmade Detroit Returns To The CRAFT BAZAAR On The Waterfront

The weekend of July 29th & 30th Handmade Detroit will be BACK curating Mo Pop Festival’s CRAFT BAZAAR!  HD will once again be showcasing 20 indie crafters from the metro Detroit…

Get a Creative Boost at Motor City Float!

We were so excited when Motor City Float became a sponsor of Detroit Urban Craft Fair in 2016, and I was just as excited to try floating out for the…

Midwest Craft Con

The Midwest Craft Con, a business retreat for mid-career makers happening in Columbus, Ohio, is quickly approaching! Last year their first event drew 180 crafters from near and far to…

Applying to DUCF 2017? How Best To Hear FIRST!

                  Happy New Year, everyone! We’re half way through January but here at HQ we’re just resurfacing from the hussle/bustle of the…

The Metro Times & Detroit Mercantile Company Merry Market

Still have some holiday shopping to do? The Metro Times & Detroit Mercantile Company Merry Market is one of my favorite ways to finish off my list, and support local…

THANK YOU!

WE DID IT! We’re packed up and put away (and possibly a tiny bit tired, still) but the smiles and warm feelings are are on a definite loop! What an awesome…

See Santa Today at DUCF with The Crofoot!

Big thanks to The Crofoot for sponsoring DUCF again this year, and also for bringing Santa in for pictures & to make sure we aren’t on the naughty list for…

D.you.C.F. The inside scoop on ‘how to’ this craft show!

Hello there! Have you been to Detroit Urban Craft Fair before? Has it been a while? We wanted to share a few quick tips on how best to get your…

DUCF 2016 Vendor Preview #10

It’s our tenth and final installment of our vendor previews! See you at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair tomorrow to see more of the talented artists we will be showcasing.…

ESP, Our Essential Screenprinter

For years we’ve partnered with ESP Detroit to screen print all our official merchandise at Detroit Urban Craft Fair, and we can’t recommend them enough! Located in Eastern Market, Scott…

DUCF 2016 Vendor Preview #9

The fair’s just two days away! Here’s the ninth batch of our vendor previews! Check back every day between now and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair (beginning December 2nd) to…

DUCF 2016 Vendor Preview #8

The big day is fast approaching! Get prepared, with chapter eight of our vendor previews! Check back every day between now and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair (beginning December 2nd)…

DUCF 2016 Vendor Preview #7

Here’s lucky number seven (out of ten) of our vendor previews! Check back every day between now and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair (beginning December 2nd) to see more of…

DUCF 2016 Vendor Preview #6

Check out ten more vendors who are furiously crafting to get ready for the show; Here’s the sixth installment of our vendor previews! Check back every day between now and…

Sponsor Spotlight: Motor City Float

We are so excited to have Motor City Float (owned by 2016 DUCF vendor, Cerealfly Soap) as a sponsor this year. Motor City Float will be opening in December, and…

DUCF 2016 Vendor Preview #5

Here’s the fifth batch of our vendor previews! Check back every day between now and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair (beginning December 2nd) to see more of the talented artists…

DUCF 2016 Vendor Preview #4

DUCF is just a week away! Get psyched, with the fourth installment of our vendor previews! Check back every day between now and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair (beginning December…

Friday Night Opening Night!

Our big anniversary last year lead us on a planning journey to an addition that has happily stuck around for this year as well: FRIDAY NIGHT OPENING NIGHT!  Friday night is…

Ladies and Gentlemen, Doug Coombe

Last year I was lucky enough to see Doug Coombe stand up and toast a barn full of rock and roll players, songwriters, good friends and the like on his wedding day, and…

DUCF 2016 Vendor Preview #3

Here’s the third round of our vendor previews! Check back every day between now and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair (beginning December 2nd) to see more of the talented artists…

DUCF 2016 Vendor Preview #2

Getting excited for DUCF yet? Here’s round two of our vendor previews! Check back every day between now and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair (beginning December 2nd) to see more…

DUCF 2016 Vendor Preview #1

It’s the first of our vendor previews! Check back every day between now and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair (beginning December 2nd) to see more of the talented artists we…

Put It In Print with Rocket One Stop in Royal Oak

  We’re excited to tell you about Rocket One Stop in Royal Oak, a new sponsor for us! Tony Maisano and his team came through for us in a BIG way last…

The 2016 Vendor List!

Our vendor preview will begin rolling out next week, but here’s the full line up in advance! We’ll also share the show map ahead of time for you planners! You…

Yelp Helps for the Holidays: A Benefit For Judson Center At Leon & Lulu

Yelp has a super crafty and really fun night planned this Thursday at Leon & Lulu, and it also supports The Judson Center and all the good work they do…

DUCF 11 Poster Art and Artist Reveal!

I like odd numbers and we’re definitely having a good time working on this eleventh production season of Detroit Urban Craft Fair. Year ten was such a fantastic experience and challenge,…

LAST CALL! Applications for DUCF 11 close Sunday at midnight!

Crafters near and far! Applications for Detroit Urban Craft Fair close this Sunday, Sept 25th at midnight! We then begin the jurying process and send notifications out early October.  Be…

DIYpsi Summer Festival This Weekend!

This weekend is one of our favorites of the summer – it’s DIYpsi this weekend! Head over to Arbor Brewing Company in Ypsilanti on Saturday and Sunday (8/27-28) and check…

Applications are OPEN for DETROIT URBAN CRAFT FAIR 11!

Last year was such a huge milestone for Handmade Detroit, reaching 10 years of producing Detroit Urban Craft Fair, but this year we’re turning it up to 11.  Applications are now open for…

Applications Now Open for DIYpsi!

Our friends over at DIYpsi now have applications open for their annual summer DIYpsi show! It will be taking place again at the ABC Microbrewery (Corner Brewery) in Ypsilanti, on…

Handmade Detroit back at Mo Pop Festival this July!

We’ve got a year under our belts now and super excited to be back presenting some incredible makers for the Craft Bizarre at Mo Pop July 23 & 24th at the…

Coming this summer…

  Be sure to follow Handmade Detroit on Facebook for  details! Anyone interested that has not applied (or especially attended) DUCF  before is encouraged to read through vendor profiles from…

Rock Sugar, a DIY Wedding Show, this Sunday in Ferndale

Blushing Brides-to-be looking for something extra special, a local connection, a handcrafted twist, dare not miss ROCK SUGAR this Sunday, May 8th at The Rust Belt Market in Ferndale. There you’ll…

Attention Crafty Pinups!

Are you crafty AND into pinup modeling? A new pinup contest, Miss Fabulous Flora, is looking for women of all varieties to celebrate their creativity and curves on Saturday, May…

VLNTSDYMRKT 4 A handy event to shop for your Valentine (or let’s face it, YOU!)

  Since we at HD saw Lisa Waud of Pot&Box last, hosting a very special make station at DUCF in December at our Friday night preview, she’s been leaving a trail of…

Try This: Selling at a Non-Craft Show!

Carey and I were excited to sell last weekend at the WCSX Rock Swap at Oakland Mall last weekend, but a little nervous too. We both sell crafts that obviously…

Did You Miss Out on the DUCF Sweatshirts Again?

We’ve had so many people ask, I thought I’d let you all know – we will have more of the fav Detroit Urban Craft Fair sweatshirts again at DUCF in…

Handmade Detroit thanks you!

Craft Fair Hangover. I think everyone who was involved in this year’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair has it. 11 months of intense planning brought our most successful fair yet to the…

Hey, Let’s Go Shopping!

Yesterday, I told you about the Merry Market happening at The Detroit Mercantile this weekend on both Saturday & Sunday, but wait…there’s more! There are also four MORE shows we love…

Merry Market this Weekend!

If you’ve still got a lot of gifts to get, the Merry Market in Detroit this weekend may be the perfect place to check off that list! Presented by Metrotimes…

DUCF Vendor Preview #12

Top Row, left to right: Slightly Smitten Kitten, So Very Charming, Tiny Terras Middle Row, left to right: Tree Trunk Arts, Trish’s Garage, Type Shy Bottom Row, left to right:…

Pot & Box makes a stop at DUCF!

Lisa Waud, the creative mastermind who’s FlowerHouse Detroit burst open wide with over 100,00 blooms in a glorious Hamtramck-home installation mid-October, will be join us Friday night for our 10th anniversary kick-off…

DUCF Vendor Preview #11

Top Row, left to right: stitch resist, The Quiet Club, TAIT Design Co. LLC Middle Row, left to right: The Alligator Factory, The Blu Kitchen, The Detroit Card Co. Bottom…

The Lunch Room Caters the Detroit Urban Craft Fair

They’re an independent business with an inspiring story. They make everything themselves, with a lot of local love. And their food is delicious! We’re excited to welcome The Lunch Room…

DUCF Vendor Preview #10

Top Row, left to right: RRdolly, Salt Labs, LLC, Sfumato Fragrances Middle Row, left to right: Shop On Happy, Slow Gin Fizz, Spazz Happy Line Design Bottom Row, left to…

DUCF Vendor Preview #9

Top Row, left to right: Nerl Says Design, Object Apparel, Oh Sew Betty! Middle Row, left to right: Outer Spaceways Apparel, Owls Nest, Paintings by Jason Gibner Bottom Row, left…

DUCF Vendor Preview #8

Top Row, left to right: mannymade, Mark80, mended Middle Row, left to right: Microcosm Ceramics, Mimi & Ferne, Miss Alison Bottom Row, left to right: Mitten Made, Moonbeam Industries, Mutual…

DUCF Vendor Preview #7

  Top Row, left to right: Jodi Lynn’s Emporium of Doodles, June & December, Kill Taupe Middle Row, left to right: La Vie an Orange, Leadhead Glass, Lilacpop Studio Bottom…

Thanks to Yelp!

Big thanks to our long-time DUCF sponsor Yelp for helping spread the word about our big weekend (can you believe it is only 5 days away?!?). Make sure to stop…

DUCF Vendor Preview #6

Top Row, left to right: Grammer, Grayling Ceramics, Gridlock Lacquer Middle Row, left to right: Happy Hookers Detroit, held, Hooray Forever Bottom Row, left to right: humble., humble candy company,…

DUCF Vendor Preview #5

  Top Row, left to right: enamor, ERROL, Face the Wall Ceramics Middle Row, left to right: fate & coincidence, From J. Loo To You, Gingerly Made Bottom Row, left…

DUCF Vendor Preview #4

Top Row, left to right: Courtney Fischer Jewelry, Crave Jewelry Design, dang argyle Middle Row, left to right: Dark Oak Bindery, Deerly Made, Deets Bottom Row, left to right: Detroit…

Craft Grand Opening Friday!

Craft is a new shop opening on Black Friday in Adrian, Michigan and we can’t wait to shop! Located at 128 N Main St in downtown Adrian, the store is…

DUCF Vendor Preview #3

Top Row, left to right: Cerealfly Soap.Body.Home, chain chain chained, Cheeky Koala Middle Row, left to right: Cheryl Oz Designs, Chicaloo Kate, Chuppy Love Bottom Row, left to right: Circuit…

DUCF Vendor Preview #2

Top Row, left to right: Barrel of Monkeys Buttons, Bettula, Blackenedruby Jewelry Middle Row, left to right: Boho Chic Fiber Co., Brazen Cosmetics, Bringing the Happy Bottom Row, left to right:…

DUCF Vendor Preview!

 It’s the first of our vendor previews! Please come back every day between now and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair (December 4, 5, 6) to see more of the talented…

Our New Friday Night DUCF Preview and Party!

We’ve been busy planning the best Detroit Urban Craft Fair ever! This year we have added a special Friday night event to help us celebrate our 10-year anniversary, and give…

DUCF Sneak Peek at the Baldwin Library

We are so happy to have a mini sneak peek of some of this year’s offerings at Birmingham’s Baldwin Library! Items from over 20 of our vendors are on display through…

Big Poster Reveal!

We’ve been just giddy waiting for the day we could show you this year’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair poster! As you may know, each year we ask a local artist…

Get Your Midwest Craft Con Early Bird Tix Now!

All of us at Handmade Detroit are SO excited for the Midwest Craft Con! If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, the early bird discount tickets are only available until…

Three Holiday Shows Now Looking for Crafters

If you crafters and artists are still looking for another show or two to round out your busy holiday season, may we suggest these? First, the Merry Market is back…

Crafty News Roundup!

There is so much crafty awesomeness going on right now! We’re hard at work planning the 10th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair, but wanted to make sure to share all…

Applicants, You’ll be Hearing from Us on Thursday the 15th!

 We had a record number of applicants this year for DUCF *328* and we are in awe of what you guys are making! Everyone who applied will be emailed either…

Detroit Urban Craft Fair Applications Close Friday!

Applications for our tenth annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair close THIS FRIDAY AT MIDNIGHT! Don’t delay, apply now! Michigan’s largest and longest-running indie craft fair is returning to the world’s largest…

DIY Street Fair this Weekend!

Hooray, it is DIY Street Fair weekend in just a few days! One of our favorite shows of the year, DIY has got a knockout music lineup and more artists…

Mind Your Art Business Course from DABI

If you are more creative than biz oriented and want to learn more about being an entrepreneur,  The Detroit Art and Business Institute and Access Growth Center “Mind Your Art…

A DUCF First – Our Application Poster Reveal

This 10th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair is going to have a number of “firsts”, and this is the one to start them! We asked our friend and designer Josh…

2015 DUCF APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!

  Vendor applications are now available for the tenth annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair! Michigan’s largest and longest-running indie craft fair is returning to the world’s largest Masonic Temple, December 4…

DUCF on Detroit’s Bucket List

Thanks, Metrotimes, for including Detroit Urban Craft Fair on your “100 Things All Detroiters Should Do Before They Die” list! Look for us at #81.

Sponsor Roundup- Detroit Manufacturing!

If you’ve been to any of the many festivals in Metro Detroit, you have no doubt seen the Detroit Manufacturing tent there, selling a huge assortment of Detroit –themed shirts…

Detroit Urban Craft Fair recap

Wow, it’s hard to know where to begin. Do we start by telling you that this weekend at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair we had over 8,000 shoppers?  Do we…

DUCF Vendor Preview #9

The Detroit Card Co. the library lab   thePXsmith tree trunk arts Triple L. Crochet & Knit Trish’s Garage Type Shy Warpaint Studio WoollyMammothDesign Y Studio Detroit

DUCF in the News

DUCF has been in the news a lot this week, have you see us around? Carey on Fox 2 news Amy in the Metrotimes Bethany in the Detroit Free Press…

Santa’s envy, the Detroit GT Thread Sled!

In 2010 Ferndale resident Christopher Gorski had a really good idea. It took some really distinctive design work and illustrations, a sharp advertising approach and a Super cool snack truck…

DUCF Vendor Preview #8

Ruth & Hazel Salt Labs, LCC Shanta Ambady Ceramics Shawn Knight Slow Gin Fizz Smith Shop Some Days Ago Spazz Happy Line Design TAIT Design Co. The Alligator Factory The…

Doug Coombe and the Craft of Photography

Doug Coombe has been shooting near and far for two decades, under and on rock, jazz and R&B stages, capturing the beauty and torture and passion in artists lives in…

DUCF Vendor Preview #7

Oh Sew Betty! Outer Spaceways Apparel Owl Gypsy Owl’s Nest Paintings by Jason Gibner Peg Dry Goods Pillbug Designs Put A Scrap On It Rain and Aster Ramona’s Colors Re-Zip…

RePurpose Chroma-Color by Cari Cucksey at DUCF

We are very excited to have Cari Cucksey of HGTV’s Cash & Cari as a sponsor of Detroit Urban Craft Fair this year! You can find Cari in our sponsor…

DUCF Vendor Preview #6

Mark Sarmel   mended  Microcosm Ceramics  Mimi & Ferne Miss Alison Mitten Made Moonbeam Industries Mr. Sogs Creatures Mutual Adoration Nicole Pangas Ceramics Object Apparel Octopus Pie

DUCF Vendor Preview #5

Harvesting Hart Hunt & Noyer Woodworks Jennifer Joy Creative Jessica Tenbusch JKM Soy Candles Jodi Lynn’s Emporium of Doodles June & December Kill Taupe Kristine Bolhuis La Vie en Orange…

DUCF Vendor Preview #4

Detroit Rose Candle Co.  E R R O L Eana Apple Prints   emmyQuillo enamor Fate & Coincidence FAWT gentle clothing Gingerly Made Glass Action! Glassology Hart of Detroit

Shopping SMALL this Saturday makes a big difference

        This Saturday you can kick off your Holiday shopping in the Smallest of ways. SHOP SMALL or Small Business Saturday is an amazing campaign to put…

DUCF Vendor Preview #3

 Burrowing Home  Burton & Levy   Cellar Door CHAIN CHAIN CHAINED Cheryl Oz Designs Chuppy Love Claylab Detroit CoolCritters Courtney Fischer Jewelry Craft-A-Way Camp dang argyle Debbie Carlos  

DUCF Vendor Preview #2

  AusGerCo Paper Action Figures  Babylon Soap Co.       Bang! Media   Barrel of Monkeys   Bettula  Blackenedruby Jewelry Boho Chic Fiber Co.   Brazen Cosmetics  breathingmoment Bringing the Happy   Broad Street…

DUCF Vendor Preview #1

419 Trading Co. Alisa Bobzien All Things Grow Always the Forest Amalia Bakery Aromaholic Arosi Lee Artemesia Herbals Arthur’s Plaid Pants ASTA Audrey Long Ceramics

Sneak Peek at the Handmade Detroit Booth

We may be slightly biased, but we think this is the finest sweatshirt ever made! You can get these incredibly comfy and stylish sweatshirts featuring our new DUCF logo by…

Shimmy on down to DUCF!

Handmade Detroit is so excited to have Shimmy Shack as our caterer at this year’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair! Shimmy Shack is a vegan (and mostly gluten-free) food truck that…

Meet Our DUCF Poster Printer: Klever Design

We’d like to thank Klever Design for printing all of our DUCF posters & fliers (designed by Warpaint Studios) and our new program sheet again this year. Jason and his…

2014 Detroit Urban Craft Fair Vendors!

Our vendor list is finalized, and we are thrilled to share it with you!  Join us Saturday, December 6 from 10-7, and Sunday, December 7 from 11-6 at the Masonic Temple…

The HD Decoration Station returns to Rust Belt Market

      Halloween stuff is on sale. The iconic Rockefeller Center tree was delivered this morning. Things are kicking into high gear for the holiday season! For us crafter…

Our Poster Reveal!

Every year we ask a local artist to design our poster for the Detroit Urban Craft Fair.  This year we asked Kristen Drozdowski from Warpaint Studio , and as you can…

DUCF Preview at the Southfield Library

Check out a Detroit Urban Craft Fair mini-preview through the month of November at the Southfield Library! The showcase is in the lobby of the library on the first floor,…

Time is Running Out – Apply for DUCF Today!

Just a friendly reminder – applications for Detroit Urban Craft Fair close this Thursday! What are you waiting for? Go read our FAQ and apply now! We can’t wait to…

Nine years in the making…

  We’ve never really had an official Detroit Urban Craft Fair logo UNTIL NOW!!!  Marcy Davy of  All Things Grow  and DIYpsi designed this beauty for us, and we couldn’t be…

Detroit Urban Craft Fair Applications are Open!

Applications are now open for the 9th Annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair! This year’s DUCF will be on December 6th & 7th at the historic Masonic Temple in Detroit, and…

This website goes to 11…

Welcome to the new Handmade Detroit site! It’s been a few years since we did a design update (5, actually, whoa.), and we are really excited for this one!  We…

DUCF update!

We’ve been getting a lot of inquiry about this year’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair! The 9th Annual DUCF will be held Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th at the […]

DUCF on Metrotimes Detroit Bucket List

We are excited to see Detroit Urban Craft Fair in Metrotimes’ 100 Things All Detroiters Should Do Before They Die list!

DUCF Vendors in Real Detroit

We were happy to see some local crafters featured on Real Detroit this week! To see who made their “top 5 indie vendors”, check out “Tinker, Tailor, Crafter…Five”!

Thank You for DUCF 2013!

The 8th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair is over, but we are still so excited about what many shoppers and crafters said was their favorite DUCF yet! This year we […]

DUCF Vendor Preview #10

Our final vendor preview!

the library lab

The Science Bee

Three Birds Jewelry

Tree Trunk Arts

Type Shy

Van Vintage Design

Vintage Liz

Warpaint Studio

WoolyMammothDesign

To see the previous vendor preview, click here!
Now come on down to the Masonic Temple […]

DUCF Vendor Preview #9

Shanta Ambady Ceramics

Shawn Knight

Sloe Gin Fizz

Smith Shop

Spalding Studio

Spazz Happy Line Design

Tame Your Mane

The Alligator Factory

The Art of Butts

The Foraging Florist

To see the previous vendor preview, click here!

DUCF Vendor Preview #8

Painting by Jason Gibner

Patrice Lehocky Designs

Peg Dry Goods

Pillbug Designs

Reware Vintage

Re-Zip It!

Rock Salt Vintage

Ruth & Hazel

salt labs

Sawyer Bee

To see the previous vendor preview, click here!

DUCF Vendor Preview #7

mannymade

margaret julia

mended

Mimi & Boo

Mitten Made

MOG Handmade

Nicole Pangas Ceramics

Ocelot Print Shop

Oh Sew Betty!

Outer Spaceways Apparel

ChicalooKate

To see the previous vendor preview, click here!

DUCF Vendor Preview #6

JKM Soy Candles

Jodi Lynn’s Emporium of Doodles

Julie Ann Art

Kennedy Prints!

Kept

Kill Taupe

La Vie en Orange

Lindsay Lewis Jewelry

Little Circles

Liza Michelle Jewelry

Lurk and Destroy

Madpixel Art & Design

To see the previous vendor preview, click here!

DUCF Vendor Preview #5

From My Hand To Your Art

Gingerly Made

Glass Action!

Grand Circus Paper & Toy

Handbuilt by Mary

handleber

Handmade Detroit

Infinite Abyss

INOSHISHI

Intl. Robot

Jennifer Joy Creative

To see the previous vendor preview, click here!

DUCF Vendor Preview #4

Different Drummer Baby

Dress Green

Earthenwood Studio

Einfach Skate

enamor

Eric Optiz Designs

E R R O L

Fate & Coincidence

Fawt

Fizz Creative

Flee Studio

To see the previous vendor preview, click here!

DUCF Vendor Preview #3

Cheryl Oz Designs

Chuppy Love

City Bird

Claylab Detroit

Courtney Fischer Jewelry

Crafty Cop Greeting Cards

Crave Jewelry Design

dang argyle

Detroit GT

Detroit Rose

Diane Hawkey

To see the previous vendor preview, click here!

DUCF Vendor Preview #2

Barrel of Monkeys

Bettula

Bisons on Bikes

Blackenedruby Jewelry

Brazen Cosmetics

Broad Street

Burrowing Home

Buzzy’s Beard Combs

Cellar Door Soap & Skin

Cerealfly Soap and Body

To see the previous vendor preview, click here!

DUCF Vendor Preview #1

Here we go, go, go with our first vendor preview for the Detroit Urban Craft Fair!
On December 7th and 8th over 100 vendors will set up Michigan’s largest indie craft […]

Vendor List!

Our fabulous vendor list is up!  Check it out and make your shopping list for the largest indie craft fair in the state!
We have something for everyone, all housed in […]

Handmade Detroit’s Decoration Station at Rust Belt Market!

Shocking but true, we’re exactly one month away from the 8th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair!
HD has partnered with our friends at Ferndale’s Rust Belt Artist Market once […]

Our poster reveal!

Every year we ask a local artist to design our poster for the Detroit Urban Craft Fair.  We give a few details to the artist about the event, and let […]

Sponsor DUCF 2013

So, you’d like to sponsor the 2013 Detroit Urban Craft Fair? Fantastic! We’d love to have you help us celebrate our eighth show. Here’s how you can get involved this […]

Detroit Urban Craft Fair Applications Close Today!

Don’t delay – Detroit Urban Craft Fair applications close TODAY at midnight!
The Detroit Urban Craft Fair will be December 7th & 8th at the beautiful Masonic Temple in Detroit, […]

Applications Close for DUCF on September 25!

Don’t pro-craft-inate, applications for Detroit Urban Craft Fair close on Wednesday, September 25th! To apply, visit the Detroit Urban Craft Fair website, and don’t forget to read the FAQs first!

Detroit Urban Craft Fair Applications are LIVE!

Vendor applications for the 2013 Detroit Urban Craft Fair are now live! Are you a crafter looking to connect with Detroit’s thriving creative community? Do you want your handmade goods to […]

Vote for DUCF in Best of Metromix Detroit!

We are thrilled to have Detroit Urban Craft Fair nominated in the Best of Metromix Detroit for Best Festival! Make sure to get your votes for DUCF in soon – […]

DUCF in The South End

Thanks to Jennifer Cline and The South End for this Detroit Urban Craft Fair review!

Thank you for DUCF 2012!

The Detroit Urban Craft Fair may be long over for 2012, but we’d be remiss not to thank everyone who supported, shopped, vending and sponsored this year! It was another […]

Groovy tunes, thanks to (Awesome) DJ Dave Lawson!

We couldn’t have been more pleased to have DJ Dave Lawson return and play hand-selected vinyl for us all weekend at DUCF.
Dave has been booked for weddings pretty much on […]

Detroit Urban Craft Fair Vendor Preview #5

Phantom Limb

pillbug designs

Purple Hippo Stitches

rar rar press

Reware Vintage

Re-Zip It!

Sadly Harmless

Save One for Me

scarlett’s daughter

Shawn K. Knight

sibling

Simpli Jessi

Sloe Gin Fizz

Smith Shop

Som Tum

Spalding Studio

sparklepants industries

Stinkybomb Soap

The Alligator Factory

The Foraging Florist

The Society […]

Detroit Urban Craft Fair Vendor Preview #4

Lazy Gal

Madpixel Art And Design

mannymade

Margaret Julia

Mark Sarmel

Midnight Creations, LLC

Mimi & Ferne

MouseHouseBrown

Moving Beauty

Mr Wristicuff

my marigold

nelli | sunprinted fabrics

Ocelot Print Shop

Oh Sew Betty!

Old Weston

Paintings by Jason Gibner

pangea by K

Perfect Laughter

All week long […]

Kids can help decorate with Rust Belt Market at DUCF!

One of our very special features at this year’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair is for kids – brainstormed and fabricated by sponsors Chris & Tiffany Best of Rust Belt Market. […]

Detroit Urban Craft Fair Vendor Preview #3

Geaux Meeshell Designer Skateboards

Gingerly Made

GLASS ACTION!

Global Detroit Human

Goest Perfumes

Grand Circus Paper & Toy

Green Daffodil

Handbuilt by Mary

Handleber

Hannah Hoffman Jewelry

Hip To Piece Squares

Jam by Hand

Jason Abraham Smith

Jennifer Joy Creative

JKM Soy Candles

Jodi Lynn’s […]

Detroit Urban Craft Fair Preview #2

City Bird

ClayLab Detroit

Collard Green Dogs

Color ME Punk

Cordial Kitten

Courtney Fischer Jewelry

dang argyle

Deets

Design Specimen

Detroit Denim Co.

Detroit Manufacturing

DressGreen

Dulcet Design

Einfach Skate

elf press

Ellie Rose Designs, LLC

enamor

Eric Oppitz Designs

FLEE Studio

fourchamberforge

All week long we are featuring our […]

Scott Michalski of ESP (the man behind our merch!)

Handmade Detroit’s tees, totes and tots fashions have been a collaboration of designs, ideas and art. One thing that remains constant is the talented man behind the screens and ink. […]

Detroit Urban Craft Fair Vendor Preview #1

All week long we will be highlighting the over 100 vendors from A to Z at this weekend’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair. Be sure to take notes and come ready […]

Goodbye, Handmade Detroit

The lead up to DUCF is always a nostalgic time. This year has been particularly reflective for me as we pull together the final details of the fair. That’s because […]

The reveal! Our 2012 DETROIT URBAN CRAFT FAIR poster art!

By hand or machine?! Precision crafting at it's finest.
A very special thank you to Jason Gibner of Paintings by Jason Gibner for designing our DUCF art this year!
You […]

DUCF 2012 seeks sponsors

Looking for a unique opportunity to have your business or organization showcased among some of the brightest craft talent in Detroit? Want to help support the Detroit Urban Craft Fair […]

Detroit Urban Craft Fair Notifications Out

Notifications were just sent out for Detroit Urban Craft Fair. If you did not get a notification, please check your spam inbox, then contact us at vendors@detroiturbancraftfair.com. Thanks!!!

Thanks for applying!

Applications for the 7th Annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair are CLOSED.  Thanks to all who applied!!!
Notifications will be sent out the week of October 8th.
There are still lots of ways […]

Detroit Urban Craft Fair Applications Close at Midnight TONIGHT!

Today is the day! No more procrastinating folks, applications for the 7th Annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair end tonight at midnight!  Late applications WILL NOT be accepted.
Click here to apply, […]

Last Week to Apply for Detroit Urban Craft Fair!

Don’t pro-craft-inate, get your Detroit Urban Craft Fair application in today! Applications are open for just one more week – closing September 25th at midnight.
This year’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair […]

Detroit Urban Craft Fair 7 APPLICATIONS are LIVE!

Applications are LIVE until the third week of September. Please check out the FAQs before applying!
DETROITURBANCRAFTFAIR.COM/APPLY
Thanks – we cannot WAIT to see what everyone’s been working on!
Yours in the crafty […]

Meet Your Crafters at Maker Faire Detroit

Maker Faire Detroit is just three days away – are you ready?! With more than 400 makers this year, the show is bigger than ever. The Henry Ford is busy […]

Detroit Urban Craft Fair Pre-Info

There’s been a buzz starting already for this year’s DUCF, and although the DUCF site is currently down for maintenance, we can give you some of the details now!
The 7th […]

Beth’s Ruffled Corsages

If you weren’t able to snag one of the corsages Beth made for Mother’s Day at Craft Revival this weekend, fear not! Here’s Beth’s tutorial showing how you, too, can […]

Craft Revival Apps Go Live Friday, February 24!

Handmade Detroit has experienced a baby BOOM and we decided a fun way to celebrate this is would be moving our Spring craft show Craft Revival to May!
The show will […]

Thank You for the Detroit Urban Craft Fair 2011

Another year of the Detroit Urban Craft Fair is on the books and we couldn’t be more thankful to the visitors, vendors, volunteers, sponsors and everyone who helped make year six happen with a bang!

DUCF Buzz

Are you getting excited for DUCF yet?! You should be! I kid, I kid. But seriously, DUCF is tomorrow and our crafters are working hard finishing their lineups to share […]

Vendor Preview 3

1UP Gallery

All Things Grow

Clay Lab Detroit

Jodi Lynn’s Emporium of Doodles

little gold poppy

Tourist Park

Bettula

chain chain chained

Courtney Fischer Jewelry

Ellie Rose Designs, LLC

Hannah Hoffman
Mimi and Ferne

Mitten Metalworks

Pretties by Meg

Re-Zip It!

So Very Charming

Three Birds […]

Coming to the Detroit Urban Craft Fair? Get all the details here!

Time flies! The 6th Annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair, or DUCF as we locals call it, is this weekend! Here’s what to expect, the when and where, and even how […]

Learn to Weave and Win a Copy of Craft Sanity Magazine

I’ve always been really enamored with the art of weaving. The construction of fabric — and all the materials you used in the process — is fascinating and meditative. That’s […]

DUCF Vendors: Roundup 1

Art

enamor

Kill Taupe

mywireempire

Paintings by Jason Gibner
Bath Products

Cellar Door Soap Co.

DressGreen
Candles

JKM Soy Candles
Children’s Items
bem & gene
bioME 5

Sandwichseat Puppet Shop

Slightly Smitten Kitten Designs

What Good Have I Done Today?

Etsy Shop Success Reading List

Etsy’s Seller Education Coordinator Danielle Maveal shared these helpful reading links in the Etsy Success Team last week. There’s some great ideas in here, so with the holiday selling season […]

Meet Your DUCF 2011 Vendors

We’ve got a great lineup this year and can hardly wait for Dec. 3. Here’s who you’ll see at the show. For all up-to-date news, make sure to keep an […]

Volunteer for DUCF 2011

Calling all volunteers! If you’d like to help out at this year’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair, here’s your chance! We’re officially on the hunt for volunteers. Check out our form […]

DUCF Program Ads Still Available for Small Biz

Attention small craft business owners: We’ve got some space left in our 2011 Detroit Urban Craft Fair program guide and we want to feature your Etsy shop or other small DIY […]

Small Craft docks this Saturday!

Amy here!
I’m so excited to share with you that my family and I are embarking on a new business adventure in Detroit called Small Craft! Small Craft will sell upcycled […]

Candy, candy candy – I still love you so

Detroit Urban Craft Fair is nearly a month away and although hard to believe, it’s true. And in our sixth year we’re letting our sweet tooth be our guide. We’re […]

Don’t Forget, Apply Now for DUCF!

Just a friendly reminder – applications close for Detroit Urban Craft Fair on Sunday the 25th at midnight! We’re seeing some really amazing new applicants this year, and are happy […]

Detroit Urban Craft Fair 2011 Vendor Applications Live Through September 25

Interested in becoming a vendor for the 2011 Detroit Urban Craft Fair? Vendor applications are now live through September 25, 2011.

Save the Date: Detroit Urban Craft Fair 2011

The 2011 Detroit Urban Craft Fair will will return for two full days of craft fun on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at a new location, the Masonic Temple.

Detroit Urban Craft Fair – Your Wrap Ups!

We don’t think we could’ve have said it any better ourselves … here’s what some of our shoppers had to say about this year’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair:
The Fillmore was packed […]

Happy DUCF Day!

Hope to see everyone at the fair today!

It’s Time for Open Skate

Like the Red Wings? We do! Make sure to stop by Open Skate’s booth this weekend at DUCF to learn more about this fun program.
Just the basics, please! Open Skate
Tell […]

Sponsor Spotlight: Freshtight Designs

Freshtight Designs will be joining us as an awesome sponsor at DUCF this weekend. Here’s a little bit about who they are!
Who the heck are you?!
Freshtight Designs. Check us out […]

Get to Know the Trumbullplex Zine Library

We’re proud to introduce a post by guest blogger Ethan Cronkite. A member of the Trumbullplex Zine Library, he’ll be on hand with his fellow zine lovers during DUCF to […]

Yee-Haw! EL Wire Cowboy Hats

One of i3 Detroit’s make-and-take activities will be an EL Wire Cowboy hat. Teaching you how to make this awesome accessory is Matt Switlik. Matt used EL wire to go […]

Handmade Detroit, Detroit GT visit Fox 2

It’s time for a craft fair – we’ve been on TV. Let’s do this!

Etsy’s Tips on Shopping Handmade

If you’re a lover of all things crafty, then you’re probably hitting the craft fair circuit this month stocking up on one-of-kind gifts for the holiday season. Of course, Etsy […]

Yelp Has Your Presents All Wrapped Up

I’m guessing a lot of you will be shopping for the holidays this weekend at DUCF. Good! Support indie crafters! If you’ve got a busy holiday schedule, make sure to […]

AIGA Detroit Wishes You Were Here

We proud to have AIGA Detroit join us this year at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair. You can visit their booth and learn more about their “Wish You Were Here” […]

Get Hands On with Hackerspaces at DUCF

We’re pretty excited to keep the Maker Faire Detroit spirit alive and kicking this year at DUCF. Long-time pal (you can say that after a year, right?) i3 Detroit joins […]

Detroit Urban Craft Fair vendor preview: Part two

Yesterday, we gave you a sneak peek at the totally awesome work available at the 5th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair, set for Dec. 4 and 5 at the Fillmore […]

Detroit Urban Craft Fair vendor preview: Part one

We’ve got an insanely talented — and large — group of folks vending at the 5th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair, set for Dec. 4 and 5 at the Fillmore Detroit. With over 70 vendors, DUCF is sure to have the perfect hip, handmade gift for your friends, family, boss and partner at a price point to match your budget.

Coming to the Detroit Urban Craft Fair? Here’s the knitty gritty

With DUCF just around the corner, we thought it was a good time to write a little post that gathers all the important details in one place. Here’s what to expect, the when and where, and even how to get there. The 5th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair is an indie craft fair hosted by Handmade Detroit featuring over 75 vendors selling hip, handmade goods.

Take the Night Move to DUCF 5

If you’re like us, you’ve probably seen the Night Move cruising around town on the weekends to some of your favorite hangouts. Well, we’re very excited to announce that the […]

DUCF notices are out — please check your spam folder

DUCF 2010 vendor notifications went out last week. This was a particularly hard year of judging. We had just over 190 applications for the 74 spots — not an easy […]

DUCF apps are closed, THANK YOU!

Applications are closed for this year’s DUCF, thanks to all who applied! It’s always so exciting to get applications in, and see all the great talent in Metro Detroit and […]

DUCF 5 Applications Due Sept. 24

You’ve still got some time left to get your applications in for this year’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair. Applications are due FRIDAY, SEPT. 24. Don’t wait – apply now!

Reduced-Fee Applications End Sept. 1

There’s still time to apply for DUCF ‘10 for just $5. Do it! Apply here.

Detroit Urban Craft Fair 5.0 apps are…GO!

Vendor applications for the fifth anniversary of the Detroit Urban Craft Fair are now live on the Detroit Urban Craft Fair site. This year’s fair takes it up a notch […]

What do you get a craft fair for its 5th anniversary?

Wood? Silverware?
How ‘bout a super duper party?
It’s our 5th Anniversary of DUCF, and we are so proud to announce that this year’s event will take place at The Fillmore Detroit […]

Announcing the second Craft Revival, April 17 in Ferndale

We are so excited to announce that the Second Annual Craft Revival will take place on Saturday, April 17th.
25+ of the area’s finest crafters will have their goods for sale […]

DUCF 2009: The Video!

Thanks to everyone who came out to this year’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Holiday Crafternoon this Saturday!

It’s hard to believe but another December is whizzing by and our annual Holiday Crafternoon is already upon us! Years past we’ve taken over the downstairs room at Ferndale’s very popular […]

DUCF video by Final Five Productions

Click here to view the embedded video.
Detroit Urban Craft Fair from Six Minute Men on Vimeo.
We love this video made by Final Five Productions of this year’s Detroit Urban Craft […]

DUCF 2009 roundup and thanks!

Hi everyone,
Has it really been over a week since DUCF 2009? We just want to send out a big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make year four […]

Become a DUCF reporter

One of the worst things about not being able to go to a craft fair out of town is waiting to see photos from the event and read blog posts […]

DUCF Preview #5

Vendors from left to right: Top row: Rhymes with Twee, Sloe Gin Fizz, Small Screen Designs, Sparklepants Industries 2nd row: Spokepunchers, Stinkybomb Soap, Talking Squid, Tekstila 3rd row: The Bang!, Tiny Astronaut Press, Wee Revolution, Wei’s Open Secret 4th row: YumYumChumChum

Steph’s top 5 things I love about DUCF

This is so my favorite week of the year. Why? Silly, it’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair week! So, I’ve compiled a list of my top 5 favorite things about the […]

DUCF Preview #4

Vendors from left to right: Top row: Reware Vintage, Liz’s Handmade Books, LMNOP, make-out goods 2nd row: Mimi and Ferne, Miss Mossy, my marigold, My Vintage Kitschen 3rd row: Nicole Lindner, One Straight Shot, Phantom Limb, Rar Rar Press

DUCF Preview #3

Vendors from left to right: Top row: Little Men, Hands and Notions, herb + ginger, JD Makes Things 2nd row: Jennifer Joy Creative, katie muth, Kill Taupe, killmonkies 3rd row: kirkiture, Kristen Perkins, La Otra Camilla, La Femme Monkita

A little DUCF in the Metro Times

Photo by Doug Coombe
Make sure to grab your copy of the Metro Times today to see Handmade Detroit chat about this year’s DUCF! You can also read it online, too. […]

DUCF Preview #2

Vendors from left to right: Top row: Glittersniffer, Chain Chain Chained, Claylab, Cleodee 2nd row: Courtney Fischer Jewelry, dang argyle, Detroit Lives, detroitGT 3rd row: Einfach Skate, eve vandalsen, Garbella, Glass Action!

DUCF Preview #1

Vendors from left to right: Top row: Bx Ceramics, All Things Grow, Always the Forest, AmyD 2nd row: Angela Duncan, Artemesia, ASTA, AusGerCo 3rd row: Bettula, blue-thimble, bluedotpapershop, BE Handmade

DUCF vendors in the news

A couple of Detroit Urban Craft Fair vendors popped up with in some nice articles recently.
Time’s Detroit Blog gives much deserved attention to Detroit Lives!
“There are so many projects and […]

Volunteers needed for Detroit Urban Craft Fair

Year four of DUCF is coming up quick! It’s two days of events this year including the Friday night Tweetup and the official show the following morning, that takes the better […]

Your 2009 DUCF vendors!

Announcing the 2009 Detroit Urban Craft Fair vendors (links and logos on the DUCF vendor page very soon!) …
323East
All Things Grow
Always the Forest
AmyD
Angela Duncan
ARTEMISIA
ASTA
AusGerCo.
BE Handmade
Bettula
Blue Thimble
Bluedotpapershop
bX Ceramics
Chain Chain Chained
CLAYLAB DETROIT
Cleo […]

DUCF poster mania!!!

I’m hoping to incite it.
Cause the 2009 DUCF posters and flyers are ready for download — and shortly will be back from the printer, all happy and ready for volunteers […]

DUCF application breakdown

DUCF notifications are out today! Narrowing down 217 apps into 56 vendors was very challenging for us, congrats to those who were accepted!
For a little insight, here’s the breakdown of […]

DUCF vendor announcements are out

Please check your e-mail for DUCF vendor announcements!

DUCF 2009 vendor list to be announced ASAP!

It’s an exciting time of year- the time when the vendors for the next 2009 DUCF are announced, yeah! (Sorry, I’ve had a lot of tea this morning.) We’re putting […]

Eek! MICE! at the Market!

Not to worry, this is the good kind of mice! Join the MICE (Michigan Indie Crafters on Etsy) group this weekend at the Ann Arbor Sunday Artisan’s Market from 11 […]