urban.bazaar.jpgIt doesn’t feel like it, but Christmas is only about two short months away. You can get a jump on things this weekend, however, as Urban Bazaar, SF’s Fair Trade and eco-friendly handcrafted goods store (Ryan profiled them here) is hosting its third Vagabond Indie Craft Fair.

Thirty local artists and crafty folks have come together for to sell their wares, with products ranging from jewelry, clothing, and ceramics to bath and body products, handmade monsters, and everything in between. Saturday and Sunday boast different vendors for each day.

In addition to being a place to find a variety of handmade goods, the Vagabond Indie Craft Fair is also a celebration of Bay Area indie artists. Says Brandi Chalker, the co-owner of Urban Bazaar, “we chose the name ‘Vagabond’ for this show to represent the gypsy-like nature of the local art scene.”

“There are more and more independent craftspeople making a living traveling from place to place and selling their wares in the Bay Area these days” Chalker says. “The people who support local art and shop at these events are vagabond-esque too. They’re escaping from our cookie cutter, factory-made consumer culture, and instead are embracing the handcrafted culture of indie artists in the Bay Area.”

For more information, visit Urban Bazaar’s website or the Vagabond Indie Craft Fair blog.

What: Urban Bazaar‘s Vagabond Indie Craft Fair
When: October 15-16 from 11am-5pm
Where: The back garden at Urban Bazaar: 1371 9th Ave, between Irving & Judah
Cost: Depends on what you buy, but admission is free.

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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