Crafty Bastards Art Fair

Event Date: 
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Free Event
Arts & Crafts
Included Items: 
in advance; $8 at the door. Crafts, art, shopping


Tickets Now On Sale for Two-Day Festival via Washington City Paper Website

More than 200 crafty bastards from all over North America will be setting up for a home run of a weekend on November 11 & 12 at Nationals Park when the 14th annual Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair, presented by the Washington City Paper (WCP), takes over the concourse. Single day and weekend passes to the festival are now on sale via the WCP website.

“The Washington City Paper has always strived to connect the voice and vision of independent artists with our readers. This festival creates an experience where consumers can discover unconventional, hard-to-find arts and crafts, meet the artists, and even make something themselves,” says the fair’s curator Wendy Silverman. “There'll be surprises at every booth including unique home goods, clothing, punk-rock baby clothes, handcrafted jewelry, plush toys, DIY kits, screen-printing, original art, locally produced food, and much more!”

Attendees can start an art collection, get a jump on their holiday shopping, or just treat themselves to something they never knew they have to have at booths from long-time, popular Crafty Bastards, like Cuddles and Rage, DeNada Designs, Eilisain Jewelry, Stitch & Rivet, Rocks & Salt, Marcella Kriebel Art & Illustration, and Twenty Two West. In addition, more than 60 first-time vendors will be participating in this fall’s fair, including:

  • 1767 Designs (Nashville, TN)
  • American Roadtrip Pillows (WDC)
  • BeNice.Shop (WDC)
  • Cherry Blossom Creative (WDC)
  • ChicalooKate (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Emma Sage Fine Art (Arlington, VA)
  • Garner Blue (Jackson, TN)
  • Happy Clay (New Orleans, LA)
  • Hollow Work Ceramics (WDC)
  • Hope Honey Farm (Maryland)
  • Kakinbow Fashion (Senegal)
  • Lo & Behold Naturals (Durham, NC)
  • Myriad Mirage (Nyack, NY)
  • Out of Print (Hampton Roads, VA)
  • Periodically Inspired (Pawtucket, RI)
  • RedDoorShades (Woodbridge, VA)
  • Suburban Avenger Studios (Baltimore)
  • The Rich & Strange (Austin, TX)
  • TRUE Syrups & Garnishes (WDC)
  • Whispering Willow Soaps (NC)

The two-day outdoor exhibition will run daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Nationals Park, located at 1500 S Capitol St. SE, Washington, D.C. One-day admission is $6, with a two-day pass available for $10, if purchased in advance. Entry at the gate day of will cost $8 ($12 for a weekend pass). Children 12 years old and younger will be admitted free. Crafty Bastards tickets are available online at

This year’s event is made possible in part by partnership with the Washington Nationals. Please visit the Crafty Bastards website for a full listing of sponsors, beer and food vendors, and more. Parking is available in select garages for $10 or at metered parking on the street in the neighborhood. We highly suggest car-sharing services or taking Metro to the Navy Yard-Ballpark stop on the green line.

Start window-shopping and plotting out a “must shop” list for Crafty Bastards by visiting the recently launched online Vendor Gallery, and be sure to follow @CraftyBastards on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest for featured #CraftyBastards items.

About Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair
The Washington City Paper held the first Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair in 2004 at the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace. In the 13 years since, the festival has been ranked among the best arts festivals in the country attracting tens of thousands attendees who come for the impressive array of crafts and the all-day entertainment.