Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring Vendor List!

The snow is melting (again) and we're thinking ahead to the warm April breezes. We're excited to announce our list of vendors for Go West! at The Woodlands. It's a terrific bunch of talented folks! There's a Pinterest page for some visual samples as well. We'll have local food, kids crafts and music along with the tinycircus aerialists to thrill you with their amazing feats.

Like our facebook page for news and updates and tell all your friends about it there too on the invite
Event graphic by Suzanne Francis -- find her and her prints at the Fest!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Announcing Another GRID Magazine Partnership!

We are thrilled to be partnering with GRID magazine yet again for their upcoming Craft issue in April! GRID, Philadelphia's free guide to all things local and sustainable, is publishing a 16-page feature on 3 great Spring craft events: Go West Craft Fest, Crafty Balboa and Art Star Craft Bazaar. The special insert, featuring general event information and spotlights on some participants, will be included in all 30,000+ copies of the April issue, which are distributed in coffee shops, retail outlets, and at the events themselves. Last year's insert was a great success, and we are thrilled to join forces with our fellow crafty organizers to collectively promote our events and our vendors.

GRID, "towards a sustainable Philadelphia".

GRID's devoted readers are passionate about supporting local, small businesses, like our craft vendors and nearby shops, eateries and service providers. We have always supported GRID because they actively support local, independent businesses, which helps to build communities and strengthen local economies. If you have a local business you'd like to promote to GRID's readers, you can find more information here. Advertising rates are very reasonable, and there is a 10% discount for spaces reserved by February 13. We hope your business can join in this exciting partnership.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Applications are now OPEN for the Spring Fest!

The time has come... vendors may apply now for the Spring show, to be held Saturday, April 25 at The Woodlands, 40th & Woodland in West Philadelphia. It's our 7th (!) Fest at the wonderful Woodlands, featuring local art & craft, live music, acrobatic performances by the TinyCircus, and food by local eateries. We are looking forward to checking out all of your creations, so please apply now!

And in case you haven't seen it, here's a really nice article about our lovely venue, published recently in the Philadelphia Inquirer. We are so happy to help raise awareness about "this amazing place that nobody knows about", as Woodlands director Jessica Baumert puts it.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Checklist for SUNDAY'S GO WEST! Craft Fest

Sunday is almost here and we can't wait! Everyone is so excited for what will be an excellent day of local, handmade shopping. So far the weather looks nice and sunny so plan to shop both indoor and outdoor vendors, For this holiday event we've really tried to have a little something handmade for everyone on your list.

Don't forget to bring your:

Tokens - The Rotunda is a short walk from the L, the 40th St trolley hub and on the 21 and 42 bus line. If you are going by car there's metered parking on Walnut St, and a pay Parking Garage across. Free parking can be a little tricky in that neighborhood, but not impossible!

Cash - While many of our vendors accept credit cards, not all do. Did you know when you pay by credit card to a small business they're losing valuable dollars per transaction to a huge credit card company...? We're happy to take your cards, but we like cash much, much better!

Your Holiday Shopping List - We bet you won't go away empty handed!

A Babywearing Device - Last year people were glad they did! It's easy to park your stroller outside though. 

Friends -  chances are you'll run into someone you know, but it's nice to bring some friends along and make a day of it!

Your Sweet Tooth - With sweets and gift items from Weckerleys Ice Cream and The Lil Pop Shop  you won't go away hungry. 

Just like last year we'll have select vendors outside and upstairs in the balcony. More shopping for you and the chance to see the space in a different light.

Can't wait to see you all there! Stop by Emily from VIX Emporium and Wilder from As the Crow Flies & Co's tables, right as you walk in to say Hi.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mark Your Calendars, SUNDAY, December 14th!

Our vendor confirmations have gone out and the vendor list for Go West's Holiday Fest at the Rotunda will be up in the next week is here! Thank you to everyone who applied! We're excited to have an amazing group, many West Philly locals.

Now mark your calendars for SUNDAY, December 14th! 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Save the Date - Sunday, December 14 ~holiday edition~

Applications are open for the
GO WEST! Craft Fest  
~Holiday Edition~
at The Rotunda
From 11-5 
 SUNDAY, December 14th
Shop for fabulous holiday gifts made by our very own Philly artists and crafters. Mark your calendars and stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thank You!!

Though it's never ideal to reschedule an event at the last minute, moving the Craft Fest to the Rain Date turned out to be a wonderful idea! Saturday was wet and miserable while Sunday brought perfect sunshine and balmy breezes, along with a great crowd of attendees. Thanks so much to everyone participtated, played music, shopped or just enjoyed that lovely day at the Woodlands with us! We can't wait to do it again in the Spring!

In the meantime, the Holiday edition of Go West! Craft Fest is returning to the Rotunda on SUNDAY, December 14th. Vendor applications will open very soon so stay tuned!