Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Crafted at the Port of LA

On June 29th something awesome is happening. A new shopping concept is opening in San Pedro at the Port of Los Angeles. It will be called Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles. The people behind Crafted (the team behind Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica) have taken over two 1940s warehouses near the water and are turning them into "a large-scale permanent craft marketplace that will showcase unique handmade goods." So if you love going to Patchwork, Renegade, Unique LA, etc, you will be delighted to know that there will be a place for you to get all the handmade and local goodies you love to shop for – every weekend! They will be open Friday through Sunday, year round.

According to their FAQ, when they are completely up and running, they will be able to house more than 500 artisans. They plan to open in 5 phases, introducing about 100 artisans per phase. Admission will be free, there will be convenient parking, real restrooms, ATMs, daily demonstrations, live music, and food.

One other neat new thing to do in the area is visit the USS Iowa, which just landed at the port last week, but won't be open to the public until July 7th. There is a park nearby too. Sounds like a fun day!

 Thanks to Raychel Huff of Fruition for telling me all about Crafted :)

1 comment:

Lara said...

oooh that's so cool! Will you have some of your stuff there?
An art gallery here does this upstairs... but you can only shop when they're having an event- it's still fun to shop when you're out with a drink in your hand listening to music!