Indie Craft Parade recap.

ICP booth
Indie Craft Parade booth, photo by Julia Bastine

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been two weeks since Indie Craft Parade — which makes it past time for an update!

The bad news is that I was so busy I didn’t take a single picture. (gasp!)
But the good news is that all our planning and work for the event seriously paid off.

To see some great event photos from others, check out our Flickr group.

It’s really hard to decide my favorite part, so I made a list, in no particular order:

· the unexpected turnout.
· meeting so many great artists in person.
· the goods that found new homes.
· being able to introduce people to Greenville, and Greenville to these talented artists.
· the photobooth.
· volunteers who were excited about our idea and gave up their time for it.
· the money that went to individual artists, musicians and local restaurants.
· the connections that were made between artists and local shops!
· the spirit of the entire place: shoppers not bothered to wait in line, and so excited about handmade.
· coming home with lots of goodies, including new favorite cds.
· the number of artists whose first craft show it was (almost a third!).
· the unbelievable quality of work represented in one place.

the Two Over Zero booth, photo by Bryan Rees

We certainly came away with lots of ideas to make next year better. But I don’t think we could have asked for a better first year event! If you were one of those who came out, thank you! You were a huge part of what made this so successful!