For those of you who are from Karachi and know what the event, “The Indie Arts & Crafts Show” was all about; Hi! Skip the next para then read on!
For those who don’t know, “The Indie Arts & Crafts Show” is the little sister of The Crafters Expo. Both are from the annual series of exhibitions arranged by The Crafters Guild , featuring stalls from crafters from all categories, apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty, food, gifts, stationary, home décor and much more. Indie artists independently set up shop at home, marketing their goods on Facebook and selling them through online payments and countrywide delivery services.
A little rain didn’t dampen spirits or hinder footfall as The Indie Art and Craft show celebrated massive success under The Crafter’s Guild and Firefly on Sunday at The Royal Rodale. 70 participants from Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, and Dubai exhibited an array of crafts and handmade work at the fourth annual summer craft show. The growing popularity of these events has become home to local artists and urban crafters. The platform facilitates the right clientele of hobbyists and enthusiasts, allowing families as well as individuals of varying demographics to enjoy the exhibits, and further granting such participants to find value and success in their work. Stalls the likes of the Picklenary, Rangoli by Emm Zee and Embellidors received recognition for their efforts through The Guild Award, while majority of stalls were swept clean by evening in terms of response and sales. The event was a mix of color, beautiful displays and Happiness is Handmade energies for participants and visitors alike and is all set for its next edition in December.