The Echo Park Craft Fair (EPCF), has evolved, since it’s inception in 2009, from a backyard gathering of local artists into one of the most popular bi-annual art and shopping events in Southern California. This 2-day celebration hosts over 6,000 guests and features some of the finest work in contemporary textiles, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, as well as locally crafted food and drink.
Held, once again, at the beautiful, historic Mack Sennett Studios, the upcoming Holiday Fair will host everyone from celebrities in the music, film, art and fashion worlds, to neighborhood families and friends. Featuring nearly 100 high-quality, carefully curated, arts and food vendors, this promises to be the most exciting Echo Park Craft Fair, yet.
Taking over both sound stages at Mack Sennett, The Echo Park Craft Fair will be welcoming back veteran artists, along with dozens of new makers. In addition to the main venue, a second area will be set aside for vendors new to EPCF. This December, Echo Park Craft Fair will premiere new artist space will be housed on the second stage of Mack Sennett and will feature an array of new work, such as clothing from Milena Silvano, furniture and homewares from Kalon Studios, jewelry from Hannah Keefe and all natural beauty products from Shiva Rose.
The extensive outdoor marketplace will feature everything from culinary offerings from Gorumando and Soo –N to cacti and succulents from The Cactus Store. EPCF also welcomes back delicious culinary vendors like, Sqirl cold press juices by Moon Juice, kombucha by Health Ade, and Alejandra’s famous handmade blue corn quesadillas. EPCF was founded in 2009 by local Los Angeles-based designers Beatrice Valenzuela and Rachel Craven. The pair visualized a creative space that would showcase and nurture the talented artists living in their inspired community on the eastside of Los Angeles.
EPCF has now evolved to include nearly a hundred artists, hosting thousands of visitors during the biannual two-day event. Fueled by the community’s enthusiastic response, EPCF plans on continuing to evolve, with events to be held in other California markets later this year and on the East Coast in 2016.