This past Sunday I took part in the Jack of all Trades Fine Craft and Trade Fair in Buffalo. This was the first year for the event and the show was well organized, fun, and filled with people throughout the day. This was also my first outdoor show – something I’ve been very weary of, since my products are paper-based, the potential for getting ruined from a rainstorm are pretty high! But the space that the show was in, Larkin Square, was this super neat space, that had a covered roof and optional sidewalls that could come down if it got stormy.
Luckily the rain had passed by the time came to set-up, and the rest of the day was lovely – if not a bit too lovely – it was a hot day! Plus I was feeling yucky anyways so the heat was a bit bothersome for me, but I was glad people came out to check out the amazing and talented artisans that were there, the delicious food trucks and the overall awesome vibes happening at the event.
I was in the Fine Craft section – the layout of the event was different than any other events I had taken part in – divided up by section, such as Jewelry, Paper Goods, Woodworking, etc.. I was placed in the Fine Craft section which allowed me to sell both my jewelry selections and my journals. Happenstance had it that I was placed next to my good pal Kimberly of Breakher Designs! Kimberly and I met at the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair and I was so happy to see her again – her pieces are so unique and she is as sweet as can be.
Throughout the day there was live music and workshops happening too, which made for a lively day. There was also tons of neat outdoor seating options, not to mention the beer, wine, and mimosas. I pushed through my upset tummy and had a good day talking with new people and sharing my labors of love with some new owners. It was too bad I wasn’t feeling better, but some days you just power through and do your job! I was thankful to be a part of this event and can’t wait for next year!