Friday, October 30, 2009

Holiday Heap Vendors Announced!!!


We have our HOLIDAY HEAP 2009 Vendor page up, and boy does this look like a strong team!!!!
Go check out the full list HERE: http://charmcitycraftmafia.com/Holiday_Heap_2009.html

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lettering and Type BOOK LAUNCH at MICA


Lettering & Type
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
Falvey Hall in the Brown Center
Thursday, October 29
6:30–8:30 PM.

Reception, book signing, and collaborative alphabet from 6:30 to 7:30. Fan Letter from 7:30 to 8:30. This event is free and open to the public.

The highlight of the evening will be Fan Letter: 26 Artists and Designers Present Their Favorite Letter or Typographic Character, featuring designers, artists, and musicians (including many contributors to Lettering & Type) giving a two-minute ode to an alphabet letter or typographic character. These may range from multimedia presentations, performances, videos, stories, poems, animations, songs, stand-up comedy, rants, short plays, demonstrations, Gregorian chants, etc—however they choose to depict their letter.

Prior to Fan Letter, there will be a reception with authors Bruce Willen and Nolen Strals, as they help kick off a participatory Exquisite Corpse Alphabet and sign copies of Lettering & Type: Creating Letters and Designing Typefaces.

for more info: http://www.letteringandtype.com/site/

Thursday, October 22, 2009

To Do this Weekend!

image from cottonmonster on flickr

FRIDAY OCTOBER 23
7 - 10 PM
Knit Wit
An Exhibition of Contemporary Knit and Sewn Work
Nudashank
405 W. Franklin Street 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201


SATURDAY OCTOBER 24
The Great Halloween Lantern Parade
Rain Date Sun Oct 25
Festival 3pm-9:00pm
Line-up 7pm
Parade & Magic Lantern Show 7:30pm

SUNDAY OCTOBER 25
Hard Hittin’ Songs for Hard Hit People
2640 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
6:00pm
A night of acoustic roots music to benefit Heart’s Place Homeless Shelter. Featuring Walker and Jay, Caleb Stine, The Middle East, and Wes Mattheu and The New Way Down. All money goes toward this great shelter that has served Baltimore for over 20 years.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Win a Calendar!


Want a chance to win one of these 2010 Calendars??
See details on the Red Prairie Press blog! & enter by October 28th!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Your Message Here




A marquee built and installed by Somethings Hiding In Here at Urban Outfitters.
http://yourmessagehere.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Knit & Sewn at Nudashank!!!!


Knit Wit
An Exhibition of Contemporary Knit and Sewn Work
October 23 - November 18

OPENING RECEPTION: October 23, 2009
7 - 10 PM

Sarah Applebaum (California)
Anthony Record (Florida)
Nathan Vincent (New York)
*Jennifer Strunge (Baltimore)
Chiara Keeling (Baltimore)
Todd Knopke (New York)

*(monster maker extraordinaire)


Nudashank
405 W. Franklin Street 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Gallery Hours:
Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm
and by appointment
http://nudashank.com

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This Weekend - PHILLY & BALTIMORE!

IF YOU'RE IN BALTIMORE THIS WEEKEND:
Check out the School 33 annual citywide Open Studio Tours! Artists from all over Baltimore will open their studios for you to visit, a map is available online at School 33. (above image by Deborah Stevenson)

IF YOU'RE IN PHILLY THIS WEEKEND:
This weekend a couple of our members will be in Squidfire's first ever Philadelphia Art Mart!
Go out and show everyone your love!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 09 VENDORS!


Holiday Heap Vendors have been chosen!!!!
A full list of the people you should save your money for will be out soon!!
Thanks again to EVERYONE who applied. We are truly humbled by the response we got, and the quality of work being produced in Baltimore and beyond. Wishing we had a space 5 times the size of the one we have.

In the meantime:
- WANT TO SPONSOR US?
- WANT TO HELP PROMOTE US, OR FEATURE US?
-DOES THAT BUSINESS MAKE FOOD and/or COFFEE & WANT TO DONATE IN EXCHANGE FOR SPONSORSHIP?

email us at charmcitycraftmafia@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Great Halloween Lantern Parade Wants YOU!


from Nana Projects:
"There are only 17 days until the TENTH annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade!
Since we are celebrating our tenth birthday we are hoping to light up the night as bright as it's ever been and we hope you'll help us do it! This year we've got a galaxy of stars, a flock of beautiful Poe-inspired bird puppets with beating hearts, and an ever-expanding wardrobe of stilt walking costumes. There’s also still plenty of time to build your own lanterns and come down to the studio to collaborate on the larger floats and puppets. Please check out the many volunteer opportunities listed below . . .
Here is what you can do

Sign up to carry something!

Recruit your family, friends or co-workers to be a group.
If you were a lanterneer, puppeteer or stilter last year we need you again - you did it with so much style how could we ever replace you?
Come help us finish making things!

Volunteer build days are:
Wednesday, October 14th from 6 - 9 pm at the Highlandtown Parade Studio
Sunday, October 17th from 10 - 3 at the Highlandtown Parade Studio
Sign up to be a Parade Marshall!

Every year we need these key folks to make sure the parade moves smoothly and safely. YOU GET TO WEAR A COOL PAGODA HAT!
Marshal Trainings (only one is mandatory) are:
Wednesday, October 14th from 6-8 pm at the Highlandtown Studio
Sunday, October 17th from 10 am – 12 pm at the Highlandtown Studio

Make a Lantern!


Lantern Making Workshops for Kids & Adults!
Free!
Sundays Oct 11, 18
Seatings 10am, 12:30 & 3pm. Kids must be accompanied by adult.
Highlandtown Parade Studio

Neighborhood Lantern Making
Free!
Tue Oct 13 3-6 pm.
Sat Oct 17 11 am-2 pm.
Kids & all welcome. Patterson Park Public Charter School, 27 N. Lakewood Ave.

Lantini Party!
A Groovy Not-for-Kids Halloween Parade Workshop
Creative Alliance
Sat Oct 10 2 seatings at 7:30 & 9:30pm.
410-276-1651
$20, $18 Creative Alliance mbrs incl. lantern kit and 1st drink. Advance Tickets Suggested (it sells out!)

For more information about any of our workshops:
http://nanaprojects.com/workshops.html

To Volunteer or for any questions please contact Annie Howe at:
Annie@nanaprojects.com"

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED.

image from Aussie Gall on Flickr


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
to everyone who has applied to Holiday Heap 09!!!!
Applications are now officially CLOSED, and we are hard at work jurying.
You will hear back from us by next week with regards to your acceptance status.
Hang tight until then, and keep crafting!

big heaps of love, respect & admiration,
CCCM

Monday, October 5, 2009

LAST DAY TO APPLY TO HOLIDAY HEAP!!!!!!!!!!!


Applications for Holiday Heap Craft Fair 2009 CLOSE TONIGHT: October 5th: at midnight.
This is a juried fair, and late applications will not be considered, so get em in today!!!!!!
Make unique and wonderful things, take great photos, size them correctly, be clear and concise!
GOOD LUCK FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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More info to come on Vendors, The fair, Our wonderful sponsors, and more!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

B.R.O.S.


I nearly forgot to tell you that you should be going to Baltimore Rock Opera Society at the 2640 this weekend, (before OR after Crafty Bastards, that is) to see their unique production of Gr√ľndleh√§mmer.
Craft Mafia enthusiastically donated cash money to this show, which means we must endorse it!
Buy tickets now - they will sell out for Friday & Saturday!

Crafty Bastards THIS WEEKEND!!!


Now in it's 6th glorious year, Crafty Bastards is a marketplace of handmade alternative arts and crafts from independent artists countrywide. The show is presented by the Washington City Paper and is all-day, outdoors, free to attend, and will offer goods for sale, DIY craft projects & activities, food, music, prizes, and more! In past years, the breakdancing contests have been a huge hit. Crafty Bastards will take place Saturday, October 3, 2009 in Washington, DC.

Saturday, October 3. 10am-5pm.
Marie Reed Learning Center
Washington, DC.
Click here for a map.