Whether you are brainy, crafty, spunky, artsy, hardcore, or not yet old enough to vote, there is literally something for everyone at the upcoming Craft Lake City DIY Festival

Craft Lake City is in its fourth year, and will transpire Saturday, August 11, 2012, from Noon-10pm at the Gallivan Center, 239 S Main Street, Salt Lake City.  The event is FREE to the public and features over 200 local vendors and exhibitors showcasing and selling anything and everything DIY.

Photos by Jesse Anderson

The festival offers arts and crafts booths, performing artists, and live music. This will be the inaugural year for the science and technology building, slated to feature DIY computer and robotics projects.  

Photos by Ruby Johnson

The children’s area will be open from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., make and take arts and crafts projects for kids of all ages, as well as a bouncey house.

Photos by Melissa Cohn

Tara Bueche-Robbins, the event's Volunteer Coordinator, is anxiously awaiting another fantastic year.  "Each artist, each little piece of handmade marvelousness and each shy smile or heart-felt explanation I encounter at Craft Lake City is enough to continually renew my love for creating (and shopping, of course!). I am so stoked that I visited Craft Lake City that very first year and I am already getting a little antsy waiting to see what treasures it will hold this year.  I hope everyone who has thought about going in the past visits this year.  It is a Craft-tacular, free, outdoor, family-friendly way to spend a beautiful summer day."

Craft Lake City 2012
August 11, 2012

12pm – 10pm 

Gallivan Center. 239 S Main Street, Salt Lake City.


Admission is free and open to the public.


$5 parking will be offered in the Utah One/Gallivan/Marriot parking lot. This parking lot can be accessed by 200 S. $3 parking will be available at the Walker Center.


Food booths and food trucks will be available on site to fill your belly with local grub.


Nope. Only service animals will be permitted inside the Gallivan.