Regional crafters, artists and makers will take over the Plains Art Museum the weekend of February 21-22, 2020 for the 10th Annual Unglued: Craft Fest10th Annual Unglued: Craft Fest. The annual arts and crafts fair has become one of the region’s largest markets for handmade goods.
The festival truly has something for everyone with over 70 vendors on 3 floors of the museum. The fest is broken up into two days, with a Friday evening pre-event party from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and the main show on Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tickets are required for the pre-party while the fest on Saturday is free.
Here are a few of the highlights to look for:
All Saturday long, you’ll be able to take advantage of craft classes and most of them are free! Most of the workshops will take place in the Center for Creativity building which is connected to the museum through a skywalk on the 2nd floor. There are workshops that will appeal to young children, teens and adults.
Here are a few of our favorites:
At 10:00 am, join Baker Garden & Gift in the Center for Creativity to learn how to make Kokedama Moss Balls. Kokedama or “moss ball” is a tradition of Japanese gardening. Learn about and create your own hanging kokedama. Free for ages 16 and up.
At 1:00 pm in the Center for Creativity Studio 1, Crooked Lane Farm will lead a Mini Barn Quilts workshop. Barn quilts are painted, bold public art that celebrates farm and family life. They can be found on barns and buildings and offer a splash of color to any yard. The event is free for teens and adults and barn quilt kits will be available for sale during the workshop.
Try your hand at Woodcut Printmaking in the 3rd-floor main museum building near booth 33 at 2:00 pm. Learn the basics of carving, inking and printing with woodcuts. All materials to make a small, 2 inch x 2 inch print are included for this free workshop!
Full workshop schedule
Red River Mini MarketThe Red River Market is popping up at the 10th Annual Unglued Craft Fest! The market will be on the 3rd floor in the Dawson Gallery. You’ll be able to shop with six of the market’s regular season vendors including Family Roots Farm, juiceboxfargo, Pies N’ More Tower City, ND, and Sunrise Salmon!
Elsewhere in the craft fest, you’ll find booths from Red River Market vendors including Barbarian, Bohemian Blu, Duchessa Gelato, Jen’s Bakery, New Breed, Kanji Naturals, Lost in Fargo, Proof Artisan Distillers, Ten Seven Acres, Thunder Coffee, Drekker Brewing Company, Fargo Brewing Company, Prairie Petals Off The Deck Hot Sauce, The Honey B Soap Company, Twenty Below Coffee Co., and Livin’ the Dream Pottery by Hayden Swanson.
Craft Beer Garden
3 downtown local breweries will be serving up their handcrafted beer at the fest! Drekker Brewing Company, Junkyard Brewing Company and Fargo Brewing Company will be on hand along with Wild Terra Cider.
The Beer Garder will be located in the Center for Creativity building along with Hot Dog Peddler. You can even get free cotton candy!
Flash TattoosNew this year will be Flash Tattoos by Amarok Tattoo Studio from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm! Commemorate the 10th anniversary of the craft fest. Sign up early on the museum’s 2nd-floor gallery to get your name on the list! Tattoos are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tattoos range in price from $50-150 typically from this flash sheet.
There are so many events happening throughout the day and you’ll want to get to the fest early to take advantage of all of them. The first 100 attendees through the door will get a Swag Bag, and 3 lucky folks will find a $25 Golden Ticket in theirs to spend at the booth of their choice.
A Scavenger Hunt for both kids and adults will take place all day long in both museum buildings. Grab a hunt sheet at any info booth and turn it in at the main info booth once you’ve found 10 of the 15 item for a prize!
Check out the Young Makers’ Market sponsored by the Creative Plains Foundation. You’ll find 5 makers under 15 years old in the 1st Floor Gift Shop.
In the 2nd Floor museum gallery, you’ll find Custom Portrait Row. Get your portrait or caricature done by one of 3 local artists! Prices vary.
For crafters, you could win one of two mini Cricut heat presses. Head through the Skywalk into the Starion Financial Gallery to put your name in the drawing from We Can Make That.
Where To Park
Enjoy a FREE LinkFM shuttle bus ride from anywhere on the route. One of the easiest places to park is in the Moorhead Center Mall parking lot. See the route map HERE – pink stops will run 8am-5pm, blue stops don’t begin until 10am.
The Roberts Commons parking ramp is free after 5:00 pm Friday and all day on Saturday. The ramp is located on the corner of Roberts Street and 2nd Avenue, just 2 blocks north of the Plains Art Museum!