Over 50 Craftin’ Outlaws are taking over the Columbus Museum of Art on March 18th. Our exhibitors are bringing with them the finest selection of handmade goods this city has ever seen with items ranging from felted taxidermy, fossil inspired jewelry, delicately crafted glass plates and hand painted bags. Not to mention apparel, jewelry of every style, bath and body products and unique art and housewares.
While a trip to our beloved museum is always a playful experience we wanted to share everything you need to know about this one day love affair celebrating the Arts and The Crafts!
Craftin’ Outlaws will be located on the second floor of the museum which is accessible by stairs or elevator from the main lobby. The craft show, like the museum, is all FREE! A dozen makers will greet you in the Derby Court or as we call it the room with those amazing Chihuly sculptures where we get to break the craft glass ceiling. Seriously, look up!
From there you can find the rest of our merry band of Outlaws in the newly designed events pavilion, which lovingly looks down on the outdoor sculpture garden. While you are shopping you can enjoy drinks, awesome tunes and be prepared to buy all the things from all our exhibitors.
The first 100 guests of the day (11am -4pm) will enjoy a swag bag. Outlaws is also hosting all day raffles with proceeds going to our fiscal sponsor Midwest Craft Con. You don’t need to be present to win. While picking up your raffle tickets, don’t forget to buy all your Outlaw merch. We have t-shirts, tote bags and assorted handmade items for sale.
Most vendors accept credit and debit cards!
Want to beat the crowds? Arrive after 2pm for some non-rushed shopping. 3pm is ideal for introverts!
Points of Interests: Ajumama will be parked outside the Museum offering up delights from 11am – 3pm. While you are waiting for your food to cook, a few steps away you can walk into the DC Mobile Shop, an enclosed trailer turned retail shop. It features quality handcrafted items made by Double Clutched and other small businesses from all around the country.
Feminist Book Cart, a no-profit experience, will offer up books and zines with feminist sensibilities in a pay-what-you-want/trade format.
Bringing kids with you? Make sure to stop by the recently updated Wonder Room. This is a kids and crafty adults fiber filled dream. All children must be accompanied by an adult. If you are looking to shop kid free and your kid is between the ages of 8-15 sign them up for a Kids Wearable Art Class with Alternative Fashion Mob. All kids must be pre-registered for this class.
Parking: Creative Campus construction is surrounding the Museum, so I’d suggest parking in the Museum Lot, which will not be accessible from N. 9th St. OR just parking in the State Auto lot accessible from Washington. Click here and scroll down for a map & more details. All meter spots are FREE!
Don’t forget it’s all about the craft!