Monday, November 27, 2023

Discover the Uniqueness: 5 Reasons to Explore the Detroit Urban Craft Fair at the Masonic Temple

Photos By: Doug Coombe Courtesy of Handmade Detroit 

Detroit is a city pulsating with creativity, and one event that captures this spirit vibrantly is the Detroit Urban Craft Fair (DUCF). Set against the grand backdrop of the Masonic Temple, this December 2nd and 3rd, the fair promises an unparalleled experience for craft enthusiasts, explorers of unique finds, and families seeking a day of artisanal delights.

Here are five compelling reasons why you shouldn't miss DUCF2023:

1. Curation at Its Finest
The DUCF isn't just another craft fair; it's a meticulously curated haven. With hundreds applying, only a select 120 artisans make the cut. Expect diversity in crafts, ensuring there's something to catch the eye and steal the heart of every visitor. From handcrafted jewelry to bespoke home decor, the variety astounds, catering to diverse tastes and budgets.

2. Early Birds Catch the Gift Bags
Arriving early holds a special treat! The first 25-50 attendees each day will snag an exclusive gift bag. Imagine starting your day with surprises curated by these talented makers, setting the tone for a day of discovery and delight.

3. Discover Unparalleled Finds
Ever gifted something so unique it elicits the question, "Where did you find this?" DUCF is precisely where those treasures await. It's the spot to uncover one-of-a-kind gems that speak volumes without words, perfect for those seeking gifts that leave lasting impressions.

4. Crafts Galore for All Ages
Families, take note! The fair isn't just for adults. Embrace the afternoon with free kids' crafts by AR Workshop and engaging activities for all ages curated by POST Detroit. It's an opportunity for creativity to flow freely, fostering a love for craftsmanship in the young and the young at heart.

5. Savor the Experience
Shopping can work up an appetite or a thirst for some caffeine. Fear not! Indulge in delights from local favorites like Gooseneck Coffee, Delectabowl for scrumptious bites, or even a crafted cocktail from the Masonic Temple itself. Sip, savor, and continue your journey through the fair.

When and Where to Immerse Yourself:

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 3rd, 2023: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Masonic Temple
500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201

Saturday: $5
Sunday: $3
Children 12 and under: Free after 1 p.m.

Special Events:
Free Kid Crafty Corner with AR Workshop: 1-5 p.m.
Free Crafting for All Ages with POST: 2-4 p.m.

The Detroit Urban Craft Fair promises a weekend filled with creativity, unique discoveries, and an atmosphere pulsating with the heart of Detroit's artisanal community. Mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and prepare for an unforgettable experience!


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