This past week I was able to visit the Los Angeles Renegade Craft Fair at Grand Park in downtown LA. Even though I live twenty minutes away in Long Beach I hardly make it down to this area of Los Angeles. And visiting this past weekend has reminded me of how much I love it. Downtown LA has a much different vibe on the weekends compared to during the week. In fact there is very little traffic and with up and coming restaurants like Poppy + Rose on Wall St. its a great way to spend your Sunday.
The Renegade Craft Fair is hosted twice a year here in Los Angeles, once during the month of July and again in early December to help you prep for christmas time. And if you are looking for a unique and one of a kind gift this is definitely the place to go.
This event features dozens of vendors who offer an array of handmade or vintage items. Some vendors are local while other travel across the US selling at each Renegade Fair like Lost Vintage Girls. The entrance to the fair is free and features some of LA’s best food trucks. Shopping and good food, what’s better than that!?
This year handmade jewelry and ceramics seemed to dominate the scene.
But by no means was there a lack of diversity in the beautifully crafted items offered. Honestly I have gone these past few years just to get inspired and to admire all the creative displays.
My only complaint is that some of the items can get pretty expensive the average price it probably around fifty dollars for any particular item, but you do have to keep in mind that they are all hand crafted which takes time and dedication by all the vendors. Therefore you’re paying for the quality and for the fact that you’re purchasing one of a kind pieces.
The next Los Angeles fair is scheduled for December 12th and 13th, the exact location has yet to be announced but I will definitely be there.