The 10th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival came and went with a bang! For the 10th anniversary, local artisans, foodies, vendors and engineers came together at The Gallivan Center over Aug. 10–12 to make the weekend one to remember.
From Kid Row to the Google Fiber STEM Building , there was something to suit everyone’s interests. There were workshops by West Elm , amazing live performances on the SLUG Mag Stage and the KRCL Stage, as well as tons of delicious food from local vendors like Sharlie’s Treats, Sprinkle and Dash and O-Town Kitchen .
Reminiscing is half the fun! This gallery can tide you over until the 11th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival .
You can read about some of this year’s other participants in the
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Cluckers staff cooking up some amazing food near the KRCL stage. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Spuds on a stick! Making a great vegan option for food at the 10th annual Craft Lake City. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Craving a great burger? Apollo Burger has you covered with their truck in the street level of Craft Lake City. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Argentina’s Best Empanada’s available to anyone with an appetite at Craft lake City. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Face painting is always the most popular attraction at the Kids’ Area in the DIY Festival. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Kids at the Craft Lake City DIY Festival are able to craft their own masks and paint them as they wish! Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Families are all smiles at the Kids’ Area. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
On the KRCL stage, Say Hey lays down some music for the festival goers. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Say Hey playing at Craft Lake City on the KRCL stage. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Local musicians are featured at all the stages, including the KRCL spot in the south end of Craft Lake City. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Music takes over the ambience (in a good way) at the DIY Festival, providing a lively atmosphere as guests browse their favorite vendors. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Drummer from Say Hey playing on the KRCL stage in the 10th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Michael Barrow & The Tourists playing on the KRCL stage at the 10th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Musicians always deliver great performances at the 10th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Kids taking a break from the heat at Craft Lake City. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
The crowds wear light fabric and brave the heat for some DIY Festival goodness. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Marina performing at Craft Lake City on the SLUG stage. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Marina on the SLUG Magazine stage at the Craft Lake City DIY Festival. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Marina on stage during the hot summer festival. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Jake Chamberlain and the Heist playing on the SLUG Magazine stage. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Jake of Jake Chamberlain and the Heist at the SLUG Magazine stage. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
The KCRL tent was broadcasting live at the DIY Festival! Photo: Lmsorenson.net
The Google STEM Building is buzzing with excitement. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Morph30 having kids play with their Virtual counterparts at Craft Lake City. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
The Google STEM building exhibits are filled with eager participants. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Interactions with technology in the Google STEM building. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Harmons VIP-area guests are welcome to take self-portraits during the festival. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Chefs from Harmons Cooking School are serving up some street taco and pork taco-salad fare at Craft Lake City. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Breads, jams and butter are available to VIPS courtesy of Harmons. Photo: Lmsorenson.net
Mexican Rice, Black Beans and other food items are available at the Harmons VIP area.
Craft Lake City Production Manager John Ford, Volunteer Meggie Trolli and Production Coordinator Aimee Horman take a break from their various duties for a quick stroll as the DIY Festival begins.
Craft Lake City SLUG Stage Manager Roddy Nikpour emceed the main stage and managed all DIY Festival production inventory backstage. He barely broke a sweat after many summers spent in sunny Phoenix, AZ.
Craft Lake City Social Media Coordinator, Mary Elizabeth Hammond took an empanada break after visiting the Argentine’s Best booth.
Craft Lake City Ticketing and Assistant Finance Manager, Lindsey Wing wandered far and wide during the festival. She was spotted by each gate and up in the Google Fiber STEM building.
(L-R) First-year Craft Lake City Volunteers Omar Sanchez and Melissa Huizar pass out programs and answer questions from the DIY Festival’s patrons.
(L-R) Craft Lake City Ticketing and Finance Manager Mandy Williams and Kids’ Area Coordinator Inez Czech discuss the activities available in Kid Row.
Face painting at Craft Lake City’s DIY Festival made for an entertaining Kid Row activity, and tigers were the most popular choice.
(L-R) Craft Lake City Executive Director Angela Brown and Production Coordinator Aimee Horman discuss installation options for the misters on the VIP Lounge at Craft Lake City’s Tenth Annual DIY Festival.
Craft Lake City Production Coordinator John Platt solved problems as the arose during the DIY Festival. He cleaned up grease spills near the VIP Lounge. He checked emergency exits. He also helped hang the misters on the VIP Lounge. Here, he’s hanging a map with Executive Director Angela Brown in tow.
Craft Lake City Kid Row Vendor Beatrice Tiegen knocked it out of the park again, this time with Great Girls of the World. Her Ruth Bader Ginsberg postcards sold with ease.
The charms made by Craft Lake City Kid Row Vendor Best Friend Match-ups were a hit. These necklaces look adorable on stuffed animals.
(L-R) A Craft Lake City STEM Volunteer collects Craft Lake City STEM Craft Assistant Chad Dorton’s ball of slime. The glitter slime project gave curious kids a chance to make their own slime.
Craft Lake City Artisan and Programs Coordinator Shelbey Lang describes the activities available at the Google Fiber STEM Craft Station including glitter slime and battery-powered cars with recycled milk cap wheels.
Craft Lake City Artisan and Programs Coordinator Shelbey Lang explains the benefits of Craft Lake City’s scholarship program to a participating parent in the Google Fiber STEM building.
Craft Lake City STEM Craft Assistant Peter Reed helps pint-sized inventors stir up cup-sized portions of DIY slime.
Craft Lake City Food and Beverage Coordinator Chelsea Joliet kept everyone hydrated during the DIY Festival. She also managed the food truck area.
(L-R) Craft Lake City Entertainment Coordinator Kellie Call and Production Volunteer Danielle Turner embrace on the Gallivan Plaza bridge. Call split her time between the SLUG stage and the KRCL stage as she checked on DIY Festival performers.
Julie and Chris Gerac are ready to tour the artisan vendor booths after visiting the VIP Lounge at the Tenth Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival.
Craft Lake City VIP Lounge Manager Manda Bull and her Cashier kept the bar crowd satisfied with a selection of craft cocktails, beer and wine.
(L-R) Craft Lake City Production Coordinator Jake Vivori and Production Volunteer Danielle Turner run errands during the DIY Festival. Alongside the delicious food, lively performances and impressive art, it’s easy to spot Craft Lake City staff and volunteers hurrying from task to task as they keep the party going.
(L-R back; front) Kim Colton, Madison Smith, Abe Smith and Scarlett Smith check out vintage dresses in the Thrill of a Thrift vendor booth at Craft Lake City’s 10th Annual DIY Festival.
Craft Lake City Kid Row Volunteers help kids (and parents) build cardboard masks from recycled materials. At the next station, kids painted their masks.
A Craft Lake City Merch Booth Volunteer and Merch Booth Manager Kristin Baird model tote bags and mugs.
FuzePlay’s Kyle Muir and Craft Lake City STEM Building Manager Alex Porpora chat about FuzePlay’s booth in the Google Fiber STEM Building.
(back row L-R) Craft Lake City STEM Craft Assistants Peter Reed and Chad Dorton stand with four STEM Craft Volunteers. Reed and Dorton managed a rotating crew of volunteers in the Google Fiber STEM building during three days of DIY activities including glitter slime and battery-powered cars with recycled milk cap wheels.
Craft Lake City Production Coordinator Tim Kronenberg takes a look at a 3D printed tea cup. Matt Sutton from Binary in the Google Fiber STEM building made it with one of his smaller robots.
Craft Lake City Volunteer Coordinator Anne Olsen relishes the chore of ice delivery for the VIP Lounge. After another hot day on the Gallivan Plaza, it’s easy to see why that bag of ice is getting so much love.
(L-R) Craft Lake City Executive Director Angela Brown and her mom relax in the VIP Lounge at Craft Lake City’s DIY Festival.
(standing L-R) Craft Lake City Workshop Area Manager Jenn Reid watches workshop participants as Artisan Kirsten Moore of Freckle Face Collective teaches them how to pour tiny concrete planters for air plants. West Elm sponsored the DIY Workshops in which participants tried calligraphy, macramé, floral design, cyanotype printing and more.
From high up on the Google Fiber STEM building’s balcony, Craft Lake City Executive Director Angela Brown is proud to see the 10th Annual DIY Festival wind down on Sunday evening, August 12, 2018.
A piece from Yang Fine Art.
Yang Fine Art up on display.
An inside look of the West Elm workshop area.
This project? Sun printed cyanotypes.
The group getting in on a collaborative piece.
Laying it all out.
Watching a masterpiece’s progress.
A bird’s eye view of a sun printed cyanotype.
The Google Fiber STEM building is an attraction for all ages.
Mixing it up in the Google Fiber STEM building.
Virtual reality is a wild ride.
Playing in the VR world.
UVU College of Science has interesting oddities on display.
A look at the final product.
A sun printed cyanotype in its final stages.
Details of the medium.
A little experimenting.
Picking the perfect layout.
Taking a quick dip.
We are dreamers. We are Craft Lake City.
Wandering the food area.
People wait eagerly for their delicious Dali Crepes.
It’s all in the details.
One of many bursts of creativity at the DIY Festival.
Even little ones have a place to be creative at the DIY Festival.
Piecing together a zine with GRID Zine Fest.
Yang Fine Art.
A representative of the National Weather Service.
Meet a scientist in the Google Fiber STEM Building.
Virtual reality in preparation.
Fascinated by the world of VR.
Cords and wires of all varieties.
JPO in SLC.
Commotion in the Google Fiber STEM Building.
Bounce house party in the Kids’ Area.
Adventure is everywhere, especially so in the Kids’ Area at Craft Lake City.
Getting crafty in the Kids’ Area.
A little lady becomes a saber tooth tiger with the magic of face paint.
Performers in front of the SLUG Magazine stage.
Inspecting oddities in the Google Fiber STEM Building.
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Little girl learns something new about sound waves and motion.
UVU shows off their impressive hands on science experiments.
Hands reach for interesting textures beside a microscope.
Curious eyes look into another world underneath the microscope.
The Google Fiber STEM building brought many interesting people and gadgets.
3D printer swivels around, building a small vase.
Festival goers admired the fine handcrafted jewelry.
A giant lion tapestry hangs from the booths.
Pretty pottery presents itself to the patrons.
Crafters from all over brought their awesome goods to show off.
You could find it all at the DIY Fest! Even hand crafted ties and bows.
Hello, welcome to the DIY Festival!
From photography to ceramics, there were works of art around every corner.
West Elm Workshop Area.
Workshop on Watercolors.
Crafters learning Watercolor tricks and tips.
The Gallivan Center filled with Craft Lake City.
DIY Fest is a great environment for the whole family.
People hang out in the summer sun while enjoying what Craft Lake City has to offer.
Bands jam on the KRCL stage.
Little girl rocking some face paint.
Fresh Pizza, anyone?
Crepes made fresh to order.
So much unique art around every corner.
Young girl experiences Virtual Reality.
Craft Lake City.
Festival goers fill the Gallivan Center. Photo: ColtonMarsalaPhotography.com
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Color, culture, craft on the Craft Lake City Slug Stage.
We are the dreamers & the doers.
Craft Lake City Merchandise.
A DIY-er doing her job.
Participants were taught the art and effort of flower arrangements at the floral design workshop.
The handiwork of do-it-yourself at the floral design workshop.
Graphic prints were a major attention grabber and success all throughout Craft Lake City.
A fashionable thrifter scouting out at Craft Lake City.
A crafter, artist and DIY-er creating at Craft Lake City.
DIY-ers coming together to appreciate craftsmanship and culture in the heart of Salt Lake City.
A Craftsman informing about his craft and passion to raise awareness and support for suicide prevention; Be Light Candle Co.
Fine art being created at Craft Lake City.
A live-action artist capturing the moment.
Testing out the merchandise.
Crafting while having personal instruction and demonstrations at the concrete air planters workshop.
The finished product at the concrete air planters workshop.
Crafting at Craft Lake City’s workshops.
Slabbing on the cement at Craft Lake City’s concrete air planters workshop.
Crafters coming together at the concrete air planters workshop.
An artist in action, while also selling her work, double whammy.
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B’s Custom Creations handmade felt merchandise.
B’s whale and seahorse felt creations.
B’s wonderful orange fox and owl.
A rain mobile.
A great hanging wall mobile.
More custom felt creations.
A hanging mobile.
The lineup of custom creations.
Practicing the different strokes of calligraphy.
A student practicing the letters.
The calligraphy pen and ink.
A full sheet of calligraphy.
Practice makes perfect.
Bre showing a student the different angles of calligraphy.
Bre helps a student understand the calligraphy pen.
Full class of calligraphy students.
Demonstrating the VR technology.
Ryan helping a participant navigate.
Ryan helping stabilize a participant.
Ryan from VReedom Ventures shows a participant how a cell phone can create VR.
Ryan helps a participant navigate the VR world.
Big sister is helping Ryan show VR.
GRID Zine team teaching.
Working hard on the zine.
Cutting out images for the zine.
Working together to create a zine.
Creating the zine.
Materials for the GRIND Zine Making Party.
Showing what can be created.
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This year’s Craft Lake City DIY Fest was filled with pastries and sweets for every type of palate.
Spice up your cooking with some liquor-infused spices.
What is this wizardry that Petersen Family Farm has concocted?
Banh Mi Time sandwiches help us forget about the heat stroke.
The latest Peruvian craze, Amkha Misky, has definitely captured our attention.
My favorite empanada in the northern hemisphere is all thanks to the team at Argentina’s Best Empandas.
The smoke-filled Salt Lake air helped amplify the heat as we toured through the Craft Lake City DIY Festival.
A Craft Lake City bear tries to assimilate with the paper leaves.
The Kids’ Area was packed this year with parents and kiddos alike getting their color on.
The Hex Press had an onsite demonstration happening at their booth.
The Bearded Jeweler makes some pop-culture inspired accessories.
@HeyBeFab rocks the brightly colored stitch art.
Just a taste of what @HeyBeFab has to offer.
Saturday began to fill in with all sorts of people dressed for the summer sun.
The Google Fiber STEM building tickled the curiosity bone of everyone in there.
UVU shows off its geology swag.
Momentum Recycling makes glass recycling into artwork.
The future is here and its name is virtual reality.
A Craft Lake City DIY Festival visitor tries his hand at the Lord of Fire & Ice VR game.
Some new retro-beat machines await their beat masters.
Three-D printed flower pots are nearly indiscernible from their clay counterparts.
The magic of technology both shocks and awes.
A young Craft Lake City DIY Festival goer discovers the power of electric paint.
Amateur lepidopterologists make their way to the butterfly booth.
That is the face of someone who loves science!
Making your own arcade cabinets is the bomb!
The view from the Google Fiber STEM building is not any cooler, temperature-wise.
Matt and Taylor Lamb are the two badasses who run Be Light Candle Co. which is dedicated to suicide prevention and awareness by bringing light into a dark time.
Is smell-o-vision a thing yet? Because you should be sniffing your screen if the technology now exists.
W. Studios’ charcoal art is some of the coolest things we have seen this year.
Whatever your sci-fi guilty pleasure is, W. Studios has got you covered.
Handcrafted, felt robots!? I’ll take three.
Steampunked felt robots are, hands down, the new best thing.
The West Elm cyanotype art workshop made for some great sun-drenched artwork.
There could not be a more perfect day to make art that requires a beating-hot sun.
Mini coconut house makes me smile.
Alison Reighard of BADBEAR clothing is desperate for the winter to finally arrive.
Alan Peck displays his woodcrafter wares.
In addition to his woodcraft Alan Peck also makes Peck’s vanilla with some help from his daughter.
An Alan Peck–handcrafted wooden bowl is unlike any other.
Baby Franken-Hulk is displeased with you.
Why does the name “curd” belong to something that is so incredibly tasty.
Beatrice Teigen poses for a photo at her booth in Kid Row.
The future of feminism is here, and her name is Beatrice Teigen.
Craft putty/slime is always a good idea.
Stickers were the hot commodity at this year’s Craft Lake City DIY Festival.
Aurora poses with her spinning-wheel art.
Aurora’s cross stitched artwork; done with complete precision.
Marko and Teannie are two up-and-coming authors.
For all the non-fancy folks out there, Marko has got you covered.
Teannie gives you the rundown of all the cat varieties you may come across on your evening stroll.
Marie Brian of the Cotton Floozy is trapped in her world of art.
Brooklyn Duckworth makes a mean peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich from her business Jellylicious.
June Fraiser of Crackle Pop poses at her booth.
Mia Kinzinger is the button master we have all been waiting for.
Button art courtesy of Mia Kinzinger.
Asher Iacob takes us on a journey through his magical dragon art.
Enter the dragon with Asher Iacob.
Liv Evans poses with her artwork.
Liv Evans is a talent that is not to be messed with.
Magnetic buttons designed by Liv Evans.
Ella Oostema & Seline Saderholm are the next generation of Craft Lake City artisans.
Innovation at its finest thanks to Ella Oostema & Seline Saderholm.
Altoids tins can always be repurposed for new and exciting things, according to Ella Oostema and Seline Saderholm.
BFF’s Joanna Kenrick and Aria Jones stay cool on that hot Saturday afternoon.
Best Friends Matchups founders Joanna Kenrick and Aria Jones invite you to share a piece of art with your BFF.
Best Friends Matchups artwork create unbreakable bonds.
Lily Barney poses with her art.
Hand-painted bowls courtesy of Lily Barney.
Alona Pratt is a master of the colored-pencil arts.
Seahorse artwork created by Alona Pratt.
Sophia Sexton’s art of choice is hats and cards.
Card art by Sophia Sexton.
Hudson is the next big thing in the world of toy-necklace fashion.
Animal Club by Hudson—need we say more?
Dusted fantasy creatures courtesy of Angie Trujillo and Leyla Trujillo.
Angie Trujillo and Leyla Trujillo are the powerhouse duo behind their bath powder known as “unicorn dust.”
Jonah and Lilia Tanner want you to get your bubble on.
Artisan bubbles by Jonah and Lilia Tanner.
Hutch of Hutchtastic Art poses between art signings.
Artwork by the clever and crafty Hutch.
Hutchtastic coloring books will help calm your mood.
Sophie poses with her bead earrings.
Bead swag by Sophie.
Lukas is an amazing artist who will undoubtedly continue to thrive in the years to come.
Cherry art by Lukas.
Kid Row presents Lukas.
Craft Lake City DIY Festival has a piece of art for every style and taste.
Animals of the wild find their way onto your kitchen mugs.
Ain’t no party like a hand-painted-party-hat party.
Stickers and more stickers!
Giant savory macrons are totally my thing thanks to Sharlie’s Treats.
Sharlie of Sharlie’s treats poses with her signature creations.
Massive handmade scores! Get in my mouth right now.
The steaming-hot weather and summer inversion did not stop anyone from enjoying the Craft Lake City DIY Festival.
Alexa of Normal Ice Cream is all smiles.
Cool off with a refreshing snow cone.
Creative Bones stayed busy all night.
Not sure what just happened here, but the sun is clearly getting to people.
Pepperlane Jams makes their presence known in the VIP area
Some delicious carbs to keep you cool.
Makers Mark dips some glass for your VIP pleasure.
Our volunteer face painters take their work very seriously.
Another way of keeping cool is to flip and slide down some inflatables.
That Craft Lake City DIY Festival swag was poppin’ this year.
Stay safe, stay protected with the Planned Parenthood booth.
Yellow Apothecary CBD oils were … drawing a crowd.
O-Town Kitchen brought out the big guns.
Nerd jelly … it’s a thing.
More stickers! OMG.
A reminder to stay healthy while enjoying your art.
Urban Nest wants to make your home shine.
Leon the “Wood Whisperer” sports one of his bowties.
All your wooden dress accessories in one place.
Gotta rock that Utah love with a pin.
The Little Milk Bar shows their love to all the breastfeeding moms out there!
All babies are milkaholics.
This way to all your salivary needs.
Tucked away in the heart of Downtown is the DIY, Fest with a little something for everyone.