BY SHEILA R. McAFEE
The Downriver Indie Craft Fair returns this month for a fourth year at the Downriver Council for the Arts, featuring the creativity of more than 50 independent crafters and artists.
The fair will take place from 6-9 p.m., Friday, March 17, coinciding with the Wyandotte Business Association’s Third Friday festivities, and continue from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 18.
Erin Suess, DCA executive director, said artists with one-of-a-kind items will fill the three-story building at 81 Chestnut St., describing the event as a smaller version of the annual Urban Craft Fair at Detroit’s Masonic Temple in December. More than 1,500 attended the DCA fair last year, and Seuss said she expects similar, perhaps larger, crowds this year.
Admission is $2, which the DCA will use to help children with the cost of attending its summer art camp (details for which are still to be formalized). The first 50 people through the door each day of the fair will receive gift bags filled with items from vendors and neighboring businesses.
Suess noted that the trolley will also be available March 17 to take shoppers between the DCA and neighboring downtown restaurants and businesses.
The craft fair is just one of several activities planned this month at the DCA. [Read more…]