Thank You from the Heart

I can’t believe we just completed our 10th Art Star Craft Bazaar!  The threat of bad weather on Saturday didn’t keep shoppers away.  Though the forecast called for an 80% chance of thunderstorms, it didn’t start to really rain until the end of the show right at 6pm!  Our guardian angel was looking out for us! She was a cheerleader and Art Star supporter to us since we began and though she is gone from this world, she’s still here. I take comfort in that. Thanks Lara Long!

Though the weather report’s impending doom kept the big crowds we typically get away on Saturday, Sunday sure made up for it! Thanks to everyone who came out to support our show & our incredible group of vendors.  It’s not easy to get up and out of bed early, load up your car with all the work that you labored over for months when the weather is looking so grim.  But our vendors are professionals & they came with a good attitude and smiles on their faces.  An extra special thank you to all of you, who make the Art Star Craft Bazaar what it is – a celebration of the immense talent within the crafting community that we are so proud to be a part of.  We are YOUR cheerleaders and we are forever grateful to you.

These bracelets by Buffalo Craft Company were stand outs at this year’s show

Thank you to our group of community partners.  Your craft demos and make + takes were a huge hit.  We are so lucky to be a part of an incredible creative community here in Philadelphia.

The Clay Studio shared hands on claymation with event attendees!

Thank you to our incredible team.  Our small weekend staff: Lisa, Rich, Leah, Kelly, Pat, Jasmine, Kazana and Dee – you made our jobs so much easier & kept everything running smoothly.  Our group of volunteers: Dom, Neely, John, Molly, Lauren, Mary, Emily, Miranda, Aly, Sarah, Sharon, Victoria, Ben, Duran, Janet, and Bailey.  Your help is so appreciated by us but especially the vendors if you helped with load in and out!  You made a stressful time much less stressful and I can’t tell you how many of the vendors remark on how great you all are.  Heather & Jenny – we missed you this year but we know you’ll be back next year! Thank you to my husband Cisco for putting up with me during a very stressful time of year and for his help with load/in out and being our official vendor concierge!

At the Art Star Craft Bazaar you can shop with a beer in hand! Now, what’s better than that?

Thank you to Joey Sweeney and Claire of Philebrity for putting together an amazing line-up of bands AND putting together the after party for our vendors and bands. A HUGE thanks to all the bands that played – you are such a wonderful and important component to our show. Also thank you to Wild Hunt Vintage for selling the band merch.

Thanks to the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation for hosting our event. Extra special love to Shelvia, Sharon and Punch.

But most of all I want to thank my wifey, my hetero life partner, the yin to my yang – Erin. Art Star wouldn’t be possible without you.  You keep me sane and I feel like we can do anything we dream up together. Here’s to another 10 years of living our dreams!

Check out the complete set of photos by Abigail Reimold here 

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