Local vendor celebrates ninth annual craft festival at Plains Art Museum
Artists, crafters and maybe some people just looking to get out of the cold came together this past weekend to kick their cabin fever with the warmth and friendliness of the craft fair.
Unglued, a local craft vendor, hosted its ninth annual craft festival Saturday, Feb. 23 with a preview party Friday, Feb. 22.
The craft fest started out small in 2011 and grew into something amazing, filling up the entirety of the Plains Art Museum with over 70 artists and crafters.
Each year, the festival means something special to owner Ashley Morken, and it’s something she always looks forward to (especially the leather fanny packs).
“We have a juried craft fest,” Morken commented. “Which means each year a returning vendor needs to show newness, progress and growth in their work. And we had so many new vendors apply as well.”
When asked what makes this year’s fest so special, Morken remarked, “We add new pieces every year. This year we added the ‘Spring Fever Craft Lounge’ so all day long people can make free projects.”
Unglued brings in new local vendors every year and some that are from outside the Fargo-Moorhead area. “I’m always excited about our vendor variety. After seeing the applications that came through and the variety … (we had) some from the Midwest area, mostly around here, as well as New York.”
Every year the fest grows and Unglued brings something new and exciting
“Just knowing how much our vendors have changed and grown over the years when they are returning, gets me super jacked,” Morken said laughing. “Seeing people succeed in their creative business is why I do it and what keeps me doing it.”
Needless to say, Fargo loves Unglued and Unglued loves Fargo, and they will absolutely be back next year for their 10-year anniversary of crafting.