Renegade + Do-Division = Awesome Crafty Weekend
By Olivia Leigh in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 14, 2007 8:22PM
If you want to usher in the fall weather with an almost guaranteed good time, bust out your jeans and autumn jackets and head down to Division Street this Saturday and Sunday, where two of West Town's best attraction, the Renegade Craft Fair and Do-Division Street Fest, have joined forces for a weekend of crafty goodness, musical enjoyment, and plenty of hipster-watching.
Held on Division from Damen to Wood, Renegade Craft Fair will bring together over 200 of the country's coolest crafters. Don't come expecting crocheted potholders or needlepoint mantle decorators; instead, wares from vendors (who applied and were specially selected to sell) skew toward hipster-chic, trendy and modern, with purveyors offering up unique body care products, dreamy paintings, cool jewelery, and adorable babywear.
If your craft-obssessed friend or significant other drags you along begrudgingly, don't despair. The Do-Division side of things will let you indulge in food and drink to the sound of live music, with Urge Overkill headlining on Saturday, and Camper Van Beethoven laying it out on Sunday, with a slew of other bands throughout the weekend.
Kids tagging along? The rather bluntly named KidFair promises enjoyment for the wee ones, with games, rides, a petting zoo, puppet shows, and craft activities there to keep them entertained for at least a few minutes.
Renegade Craft Fair and Do-Division Street Festival will be held this Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 10 p.m. daily. Admittance to Renegade is free; Do-Division is $5 per day. More information is available on the Website.
Pocket Sundress in black boucle by Renegade exhibitor, Squasht by Les.