“I absolutely love the vibe of the people and the products sold on the Indie Craft Show circuit,” said Jay, when asked why he exhibits at Indie Craft Shows. “It’s really exciting for me to be a part of something with equally creative and entrepreneurial spirit. It’s definitely an atmosphere I feel at home.”
“I was chosen to participate in Crafty Bastards last year and I had a truly fabulous time!
Everyone was so well organized, friendly, and accommodating. This is a top notch operation!”
Crafty Bastards is an event that is put on by the Washington City Paper, and co-produced by Hello Craft, which also produces the Summit of Awesome. Two of the four Hello Craft Directors, have been Festival Directors of the Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair since the first fair.
As part of Hello Craft’s ongoing education mission, it helps to produce Crafty Bastards, which educates the public to the benefits of buying handmade. Now in its 8th year, Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is an exhibition and sale of handmade alternative arts and crafts from independent artists. The fair is all-day, outdoors, free to attend, and will offer goods for sale, food, entertainment, prizes, and more!
In addition to being a vendor at the Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair, Jay has been invited to be a guest speaker at the Summit of Awesome. The Summit of Awesome is also produced by Hello Craft and is an annual conference that brings together crafters and makers from across the U.S. to learn, grow, and be prosperous in today’s economy. With a desire to help sustain the handmade movement and support independent crafters within the community, Hello Craft welcomes independent business owners and makers to the 2011 Summit of Awesome. This year, the Summit of Awesome is in Baltimore, MD on October 20th through the 22nd.
For more information about Jay McCarroll, visit www.jaymccarrollonline.com.
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