Nevada City Winter Craft Fair

The fun and festive Nevada City Winter Craft Fair returns just in time for the holiday season to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, Sunday, December 13, 2015, 10 a.m. -6 p.m., in downtown Nevada City.

The independent, juried craft fair showcases over sixty of the local region’s top Etsy vendors, artisans, designers, do-it-yourself crafters, and features their unique, handmade, original and repurposed art, clothing, accessories, jewelry, and housewares. Attendees can also expect to find letterpress, paper and stationary items as well as children’s things, toys, ceramics, bath products, and many more unique holiday gifts.

“The Nevada City Craft Fair features the best of the best local talent in indie design and craft. You will find beautiful and functional items, handmade with excellent craftsmanship from up and coming artists and crafters,” explains the festival’s new producer Naomi Cabral. “There is a level of modernity and fine artistry to the
designs that the indie craft festival movement is known for throughout the country. The Nevada City Craft Fair is no different in its depth. In fact, with its unique small mountain town setting, the originality and sustainability of the crafts you will find is even more prevalent.”

The first Nevada City Craft Festival was produced the summer of 2010 by a group of local young crafters, artists and social do-gooders who were inspired by the independent entrepreneurship and creative talents in their community as well as the success of the Renegade Craft Fairs across the US and Europe. The bi-annual event continues to grow and to date has introduced over 9,000 attendees to more than 600 local and regional artists, designers and crafters.

The Nevada City Craft Fair is more than a holiday shopping bazaar, it is a celebration of local hardworking artists and the American craft movement. The artists showing their works are creating beautiful, inspiring, useful products; pioneering new industries all the while improving our local community.

A few of this year’s artists include The Cosmic Soaper, a boutique body care company based in Fair Oaks specializing in handcrafted vegan soap made with organic, locally purchased ingredients and scented only
with natural essential oil blends to stimulate your mood and well-being. Marty May Press & Stitchery, is an independent operation in the heart of downtown Sacramento. Using traditional screen printing methods, environmentally friendly water-based inks and American made shirts, Marty May’s shirts both look and feel amazing. Pickle Pottery, is created with high fire clay and high quality glazes, each hand made, dipped and designed by Stephanie Adams in her studio in Nevada City. J&D and the Workshop is another locally based designer. J&D uses recycled silver and ethically sourced stones as much as possible in her jewelry, which features modern shapes and clean lines. And this is just the tip of the iceberg of this year’s vendors.

Emily’s Catering and Cakes will be serving a wide range of warm and delicious food, along with cookies, cupcakes and other holiday sweets. A no-host full bar serving seasonal favorites will also be available.

For more information go to MinersFoundry.org or call (530) 265-5462.

(Source: Miners Foundry Cultural Center; photo: Akim Aginsky)