We’re so excited to be a part of ICE this year — that’s Indie Craft Experience, a 2-day event where artists and crafters sell the most incredible assortment of beautiful hand-made goods. It’s happening this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20.
Location: Ambient Plus Studio, 585 Wells St. SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30312. While it may be a little out of the way for some of us, it’s well worth the trip. This is a huge photography studio that is taken over by artists, crafters, a DJ and several great food vendors for 2 days. “Sunny West Coast Vibe Meets Urban Industrial in Atlanta’s only full daylight studio” reads the Ambient web site.
We just call it ICE, but the official name of this event is INDIE CRAFT EXPERIENCE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPECTACULAR 2011. And spectacular, it is.
What can you buy at ICE? Gifts, of course, but this is one of those times you’ll find just as much to buy for yourself as you will for those on your holiday gift list. And we like to think of these artists and crafters as “our people,” because a number of them incorporate “found objects,” aka reused materials, into their work. Here’s an example, one of the “Recycled and Repurposed Creations by StressTheSeams.”
These hairpins (below) were made by Julie Dye using Japanese paper.
Obviously I can’t show you everything you’ll find at ICE, but if you want to see more tantalizing examples, follow this link to the artists of ICE. Clothing, jewelry, hand-crafted soaps, books, toys, tote bags, trinkets, adornments, whatever you’re looking for, you’ll love the selection at ICE, including many one-of-a-kind items.
And … after you select your purchases, bring them over to the WonderRoot Creative Reuse wrapping station. We’re wrapping with fabric this year, a new experience for many of you, so come try it! It’s a do-it-yourself wrapping station, but don’t worry, we’ll be there to help you select a fabric, cut it to size, and artfully wrap those packages. We’ll be making yarn pom-poms and other fanciful embellishments for your packages, too. So come see us … at ICE!