Attention shoppers: HoverCraft launches Dec. 5
We already told you this week about how you can shop locally this holiday season, but your options don’t end there: On Sunday at Bay View Brew Haus, the first-ever HoverCraft show will feature 36 area artists and crafters selling one-of-a-kind wares that ought to be more enticing than that collection of gift cards you normally hand out under the tree.
“It just feels really good to buy something that’s handmade,” says 26-year-old Ashley Chapman, who started HoverCraft with former Fasten Collective founders Alyssa Schulte, Vanessa Andrew, and Cortney Heimerl. “You know that the money you’re spending is going to a good cause.”
HoverCraft starts at noon—yes, the Packers game will be on—and will feature an eclectic mix of entertainment options, including a do-if-yourself crafts-making station, a fortune teller, and, of course, Santa Claus. At 8 p.m., there will be a concert with Magic Milk, The Spectras, The Midwest Beat, and The Hot Toddys.
For Chapman, launching HoverCraft was a way to get her work into a public forum. The rapid growth of the DIY craft movement has made it difficult to for beginners like Chapman to get a foothold, so this event is geared toward giving novices a leg up.
“I’m more of a hobby crafter, and I think that’s what Hovercraft is about,” she says. “We just wanted to showcase people might not have enough experience or stuff to display at other events.”
Admission to Hovercraft is $2, which also gets you into the concert. To just get into the concert, $5. For more information, go here.