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Crafts Gone Wild returns for fourth year

Anne Evans Anne Evans Crafts Gone Wild returns for fourth year
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More chances to fulfill your shopping lists with local handmade gifts are available this weekend. Back for its fourth year, Crafts Gone Wild returns to Wild Goose Creative on Saturday, December 14.

“We see ourselves as an extension of the Wild Goose mission.” says co-founder Dana Cox,  “Crafts Gone Wild serves as a lightning rod for the crafting community, just as Wild Goose Creative is for the arts in Columbus.”

The event started in 2010, founded by Cox, Neda Golchin, Kelly Barrett, Laurin Arnold, and Adrienne Raimo. SaraLynn Belle has helped with photography since the beginning.

“We’re a fun event that was created in part to support both established crafters and encourage up-and-coming vendors to flourish,” says Cox.

New for this year is a showcase of new high-quality vendors who are new to the Columbus Craftfair circuit.

“Specifically, new goods for this year include spices, leather goods, bow ties, and interesting kids’ gear,” says Cox. “These will be great additions to our variety including jewelry, handmade textiles, bath items, knitted accessories, apparel and more. Each year brings something unique and new, even from CGW veteran vendors! No two years have ever been the same.”

The show has consistently had around 20 or so vendors with plenty of variety.

“Size-wise, we keep this a small, curated show,” shares Cox, “but we always grow in terms of changes to make the event as awesome as we can for people to come to.”

“We have a certain amount of our loyal vendors who really support our event and what we do, and we love having them as the core of Crafts Gone Wild,” continues Cox. “We have seen these vendors evolve over the years, improving their products, creating new ones, and adding new elements to their businesses. Additionally, we like to strike a balance to keep things fresh, and always provide CGW attendees with vendors that they have never seen before.”

Photos by SaraLynn Belle.

Visit Crafts Gone Wild at Wild Goose Creative, Saturday, December 14, 2013. 11am to 5pm. Wild Goose Creative is located at 2491 Summit St, Columbus, OH 43202.

For more information, visit craftsgonewild.net.

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