Celebrate makers at the 2023 Indie Craft Parade

On Friday, Sept. 15 + Saturday, Sept. 16, 115+ artisans from across the Southeastern region will come together in one place at Indie Craft Parade.

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Shop local + regional at Timmons Arena. | Photo by GVLtoday

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You don’t have to look far in Greenville to find tons of creative makers — now imagine all the talent that’s scattered throughout the South. Friday, Sept. 15 + Saturday, Sept. 16, 115+ artisans from all over the region will come together in one place at the Indie Craft Parade.

The must-know

Where? | Timmons Arena at Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy.

When? | Friday, Sept. 15 from 6-9 p.m. + Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

How much? | $25 for the Friday “First Dibs” party (keep reading for more details) + $8 for Saturday general admission at the door — kids 16 and under are free on Saturday but need their own ticket on Friday.

Check out the festival FAQS if you have more questions.

The First Dibs Party

The First Dibs Party is Friday, Sept. 15 from 6-9 p.m.

Your $25 ticket includes:

The vendors

Scrolling through Etsy is all good and well, but this is your chance to explore local + regional small shops up-close. Keep reading to see our list of local and visiting makers you can’t miss:

Fine Art

  • Studio KMO | Charlotte, NC | These handcut paper maps are dainty, beautiful, and the perfect memento of your favorite place.
  • Once Again Sam | Greer, SC | Fiber art — made with recycled materials — gives landscapes a unique texture.
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Which Once Again Sam piece are you taking home? | Photo by GVLtoday

Ceramics

  • Petrichor + Gold | Charleston, SC | Inspired by minimalism as well as Japanese and Scandinavian design, these one of a kind pieces are meant to blend seamlessly into your everyday rituals.
  • Hollowed Earth Pottery | Greenville, SC | Shop locally-made ceramic items + inquire about pottery classes.

Jewelry

  • Wind Blown Jewelry | Wake Forest, NC | These simple pieces will be a staple in your rotation.
  • eleven and jane | Greenville, SC | Shop clay and beaded earrings from everyday staple pieces to creative statement jewelry.

Home Goods

  • It’s the Fuzz | Charlotte, NC | Unique, needle-felted figures are the product of using an old art form in new ways.
  • The Leafy Vine | Greenville, SC | This women-owned, small business specializes in kokedamas (read: the Japanese art of growing plants in a moss-covered ball of soil), mounted plants, and preserved moss creations.

Stationery

  • Karen Schipper | Greenville, SC | Shop local with printed paper goods for your pen pal and designs waiting to be framed — City Editor Danielle has Karen’s work hanging in her office.
  • Ink Meets Paper | Greenville, SC | Get ready to send some snail mail on the letterpress greeting cards from this local shop.
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Prints, cards, tote bags + more by Karen Schipper. | Photo by GVLtoday

Apparel

  • Glad + Young Studio | Atlanta, GA | Shop fun-loving leather goods that are dreamed up and created by hand.
  • A Dapper Sandlapper | Greenville, SC | Get matching bow ties for the humans and dogs in your life.

Food and Kitchen

  • Matcha Nude | Arden, NC | Pick up some matcha from Kagoshima, Japan — where it has been grown since 1100 next to an active volcano.
  • Makari Designs | Easley, SC | This local custom furniture company will have 30+ walnut charcuterie boards available for sale.

Bath, Body, and Candles

  • The Moonstone Candle Co. | Huntersville, NC | Stock up on ethically and sustainably sourced natural coconut wax candles.
  • Esteli | Greenville, SC | Turn your skincare routine into a skinhealth routine with these local “green” products.

Kids

  • Hemming Birds | Charleston, SC | Get your hands on the Charlie Bib, a custom design resulting from combining her favorite aspects of different styles of bibs.
  • CrayCreations Studio | Greenville, SC | These unique crayon shapes get the fun going before the coloring book even comes out.

Plan your shopping with the full list of 2023 makers.

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