Any crafter worth her weight in cashmere yarn knows that Renegade Craft Fair is the fair all other fairs aspire to. Held in urban epicenters such as Brooklyn, Chicago, Austin and of course, Los Angeles, Renegade is a traveling marketplace showcasing work from hundreds of the country’s best contemporary indie craft artists. Past fairs have included booths by 1337Motif (nerd-themed wood cutting boards and coasters), ThreadRiot (handsewn clothing and accessories), and le petit elefant (whimsical kids’ toys and artwork). Aside from crafts, Renegade offers all sorts of homemade DIY fun: past LA Renegades have featured a woodworking bus with classes and demos, free photo booths and tons of tasty food trucks. Although Renegade’s summer fairs are its main events, its supplemental holiday fairs in wintertime help you check everyone off your gift list—including yourself.
Make your way to one of these inspiring craft fairs, where you can indulge your senses and get to know LA's—and the country's—most creative craftspeople. Shop around and find a great gift, some artwork for your living room, or simply meet some like-minded crafty types.