Published : Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 5:02 PM
Indie artisan fair Jackalope Arts has announced it will stage its first Summer Nights event in Pasadena Aug. 3 and 4.
Jackalope, which has been hosting “community meets artisan” events since 2015, is coming to Pasadena’s Central Park in August with the inaugural Jackalope Summer Nights, adding a third annual event to the local schedule.
The event was last produced here April 28 to 29, gathering over 200 local, hand-selected artisans, crafters and DIY enthusiasts and featuring trendsetting indie goods.
Summer Nights will be on August 3 and 4, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Jackalope Arts has opened the application process and is now seeking artisans who display a high skill set in their respective fields and specialize in handmade products.
Once the applications are in by the June 1st deadline, Jackalope’s jury panel will be selecting artisans from multiple genres – original fashion and jewelry design, ceramics and paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art and photography, artisan-made food, and much more. No vintage or resale items are permitted.
The founders of Jackalope Arts, Melissa Shipley and Sara Diederich, met through their time spent working with an international arts organization, creating regular art-centered events in Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.
In 2015, Shipley and Diederich launched the semi-annual Jackalope: Indie Artisan Fair in Pasadena and Denver, each one showcasing over 150 local makers who focus on handmade artistry.
For Summer Nights in Pasadena, Jackalope expects over 5,000 visitors over the course of the weekend fair. A Fall Fair is scheduled for November 17 and 18 also at Central Park. Admission to the event is free.
More information on the event and artisan applications can be found on the fair’s website, www.jackalopeartfair.com/applypasadena.
For vendor info, visit www.jackalopeartfair.com/pasadenavendorinfo.