Friday, October 12, 2012

Handmade Holiday Deadline Extension to October 15th!


Hey everyone, the Richmond Craft Mafia is extending our Handmade Holiday Craft Show deadline to October 15th!!


If you haven't submitted your application yet, what are you waiting on?  You have until the strike of midnight on Monday, October 15th to get your application in.


For more info and to apply, click over to:


The show exclusively features the work of indie crafters and designers, and we are gathering the craftiest, most creative folks from far and wide to join us for the hottest holiday market in the area. So, if you've got a unique product and super fab display, don't delay - apply today!!  Vendors will be notified of their acceptance on October 28, 2012.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

RCM Workshop Series: Making Your Craft Show Application Stand Out

Are you new to vending at craft shows? A seasoned craft artist looking to expand into new show avenues or looking for new tips to polish and tailor your application for juried indie focused craft shows? It’s more than putting a bird on it or whatever happens to be the latest crafty trend. It's about your application showcasing your creations for a great first impression.

As the indie craft movement has grown over the years, there can be hundreds of people applying for spots that can only accommodate less than 50% of those crafters. Competition can be tight! This can be a little nerve racking trying to condense what you do in a handful of paragraphs and a couple of photos but this is where we can help.

The Richmond Craft Mafia, organizers of the Handmade Holiday and Spring Bada-Bing Craft Shows are holding our first workshop that will be full of tips that will take the intimidation out of applying to craft shows and help make your application look polished and craft show ready.

The workshop will be held September 12 from 6:15 to 9pm, at Quirk Gallery. Topics to be covered: how to find the show that's right for you, the importance of categorizing your shop correctly, tips for putting together a good application with photos, the process of jurying a craft show, and we’ll walk through a faux show application of our own!

who: You and the RCM
what: RCM Workshop Series: Making Your Craft Show Application Stand Out.
where: Quirk Gallery, 311 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220
when: September 12 from 6:15-9pm
fee: $10
There will be refreshments for attendees. Space is limited, so make sure you lock in your spot using our online RSVP form that can be found at: Please RSVP before September 7th.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Call for Artists and Crafters - Spring Bada-Bing 2012

The unseasonably warm winter Richmond is enjoying has us deep in the mindset of Spring. Spring Bada-Bing to be exact. :) We are well into the the planning of the 7th Annual Spring Bada-Bing Craft Show!
The date is set for Sunday - April 15th and will be held at Plant Zero, in Richmond's Manchester District from 11am-5pm. All we need now are artists and crafters to make our show fabulous.

You are an artist/crafter/maker of goodness, you say? Well, that's awesome. SBB wants you!
Show details and our online application can all be found at:

Application deadline is March 1st, so don't delay. Apply today!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Richmond Craft Mafia presents Handmade Holiday 2011

Skip the hectic holiday shopping trip to the mall and join the Richmond Craft Mafia at Plant Zero on Sunday, December 11, from 11 to 5 for the Seventh Annual Handmade Holiday.

The Craft Mafia has culled the craftiest, most creative folks from far and wide to join the hottest, all handmade, holiday market in the Richmond area. Want an idea of what you’ll see at this year’s show? Think modern takes on traditional crafts like pottery and knitting, as well super fresh styles of jewelry, t-shirts and clothing, bath and body products, toys, art, and many more totally awesome handmade goodies.

Rubbing out the mass produced is a serious undertaking, but the RCM is dedicated to supporting the handmade movement, and making the Handmade Holiday event hugely different from run of the mill craft shows. Each show is painstakingly juried to bring Richmond the most amazing variety and quality of handmade designs, and to ensure that loyal attendees and supporters of the movement never see the same show twice.

Check out what vendors will be participating this year, and get event details and directions by visiting the event website at You’ll also find a sneak peak at some of the vendors’ favorite items!

To learn more about the Richmond Craft Mafia, please visit http://

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Call for Vendors: Handmade Holiday 2011 (Richmond, VA)

Once again, it is time to get your craft on with the Richmond Craft Mafia! Our next show, Handmade Holiday will be at Plant Zero on Sunday December 11th, 2011! The show exclusively features the work of indie crafters and designers, and we are looking for the craftiest, most creative folks around to join us for the hottest holiday market in the area. The RCM has a great following, a fabulous venue, and mad promo skills so if you’ve got a unique product and super fab display, get your application in before October 17, 2011 and remember to: Buy Handmade & Shop Locally this Holiday Season!

For more information, visit

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Craftaluma's "How The Craft Was Won!"

Howdy-do Craftistas and DIY'er Sharpshooters!

Summer is here at long last. The Petaluma Craft Mafia is in the mood for a show! We've branded a smokin' hot show for you this summer on August 21st at the Petaluma Art Center for Craftaluma's "How The Craft Was Won!"

The Petaluma Craft Mafia has teamed up with the Petaluma Art Center and we are pleased to announce our first outdoor craft shindig! Craftaluma's "How The Craft Was Won" outdoor Indie Bazzare.
Per usual we are anticipating a whole passel of crafty talented vendors! Sublime, irreverent, kitschy and just well made crafts of local and independent artists who will inspire you to get your craft on.
Not your granny's craft show, but we know she'd be pleased as punch with the amazing craft found here. So join us, and if so inspired by our pioneering, glue gun waving cowgirl, please dress in your favorite cowgirl threads or throw on a pair of boots.
Along with awe inspiring crafts, we will have live music and treats!!

*** Vendors will need to apply to Craftaluma's "How The Craft Was Won" show at the links here or below. Keep in mind that this is an outdoor venue. Tents, tables and chairs are not provided.

Crafty FYI ** In addition, we are hosting our annual holiday show this year. Craftaluma's "Holiday Hoe-down" will be December 3, 2011 at the Petaluma Veteran's Hall. When registering for August's "How The Craft Was Won" you will save 40 dollars by registering for both show in advance.

* Applications are due by August 7, 2011. Thanks in advance!

Hold your glue guns folks, this show is smokin' hot!

With love and glitter,

Your Petaluma Craft Mafia

** Register for CRAFTALUMA'S "How The Craft Was Won" here:

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Richmond Craft Mafia will present the sixth annual Spring Bada Bing: The Boss of All Craft Shows, April 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Plant Zero in South Richmond's Manchester Art District. The event will feature over 60 independent artists and designers from around the country, selling handmade wares varying from perfume to plush; recycled clothing to revamped jewelry and everything in between. More information is available at