Inspire Your Creativity at These Michigan Craft Shows
Craft shows are a perfect place to shop for handmade items and unique gifts for friends and family. Get inspired to create at these craft shows in Pure Michigan.
Made in the Mitten is a mother/daughter business with a storefront in Downtown Royal Oak. Inspired by other business promoting the “shop local” concept, Made in the Mitten carries only Michigan made products.
The Detroit Urban Craft Fair is a three-day art fair extravaganza! DUCF fills the Detroit Masonic Temple with over 100 indie artists. With the sustainable mission to make handmade goods an alternative to mass-produced items, The Detroit Urban Craft Fair supports independent crafters by providing a market to sell their goods during the holiday season!
3. DIY Street Fair – Ferndale
Each September, the city of Ferndale takes DIY to a new level with a three-day festival full of crafts and live music. Vendors bring pieces that are unique and original, making these objects once-in-a-lifetime purchases.
This juried arts and crafts show has 60 unique vendors that sell handcrafted items and homemade concessions and baked goods. This event is kid-friendly, offering free face painting to all the little ones 12 years and younger.
DIYpsi, pronounced “dip-see”, is a handmade art fair that takes place in Downtown Ypsilanti twice a year: once in the summer and once in the winter. This indie show is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that will surely appeal to everyone’s interests.
With four unique events throughout the Great Lakes Bay region, the Great Lakes Market has something for everyone. These collections of food and arts and crafts include locally made jewelry, clothing, and other goods. The Great Lakes Market is free for everyone, including pets!
7. Keepsake Collection Shows – Various Locations
Keepsake Collections craft shows are organized by two women who know the ins and outs of the crafting world. They are dedicated to finding the best vendors who sell only the best handmade crafts in the best locations in East Michigan. All shows are juried and feature a variety of categories to keep all shoppers interested.
The spirit of Halloween is present at the Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween Craft Shows. Each artists possesses a special magic to create something truly creative and unique. Bewitching Peddlers is dedicated to offering the best selection of Halloween arts and crafts.
9. Made Market – Grand Rapids
Made Market is a carefully curated, arts and crafts event highlighting the best handmade artists in the Grand Rapids area. This market is indoors and features a handful of local food trucks and drink vendors.
Art is near and dear to the city of Muskegon. Since 1961, Muskegon has been home to Art in the Park and in 2013, it became the nationally known Lakeshore Art Festival. This event is dedicated to a sustainable future and has partnered with DTE Energy Foundation to reduce the amount of waste the event produces. The Lakeshore Art Festival has over 400 vendors, food stations and live art exhibitions sure to keep visitors from near and far entertained.
11. Michaywe Art Fair – Gaylord
Each summer, Michaywe draws visitors from all over northern Michigan. The event accommodates more than 100 indoor and outdoor décor booths, original artwork, handmade jewelry and crafts and unique food vendors at its scenic clubhouse.
Shop for a cause at the Mid Market Fair. The proceeds from this shopping event go towards putting on a Christmas party for families in need. Holiday shoppers will find trinkets and treasures from local vendors and artisans.
The Great Lakes Sports & Recreation Club hosts the indoor event with a large variety of vendors. There are handcrafted woodwork pieces, glass art, jewelry, baked goods knitwear and more. Admission is just $2 or two non-perishables.