The 12th Annual Unglued: Craft Fest was March 11-12, 2022! You'll find our photo recap here soon. Til then check out our info from this past Fest below!
Creative experiences are coming back in 2022!
Below is our full Fest schedule including free craft experiences all day on Saturday of the Fest! We'll post our Fest survival guide and schedule here the week of the Fest to include where the workshops will be located to find the crafty fun.
Friday, March 11:
4-8pm: Craft Fest opening night (free admission)
Shop opening night of the 12th Annual Unglued: Craft Fest! Enjoy the Local Libations Lounge in Buffalo Court (in front of the old Herbergers space), tunes by DJ Pretty Ricky, grab a scavenger hunt from our info booth to complete, and more below!
4-8pm: Crafty Lounge open (tickets available HERE)
Grab tickets ($20 advance, $25 at door if tickets remain day-of) to enjoy one helluva crafty, fun night! Located in the Oh Happy Day Lounge off of Center Court (near Macy's) this lounge will include a drink ticket, Yeobo Sweet Shop cupcake, 2 make and take crafts, and a DIY kit. More HERE!
5-8pm: Olive the free photo booth will be open!
Find Olive the photo booth by Gathered to get a free photo taken from 5-8pm Friday night. This will be near the Local Libations Lounge!
Saturday, March 12:
10am-6pm: Craft Fest is open (free admission)
Shop Fest makers throughout the mall hallways all day Saturday! DJ AP will pump the tunes noon-4pm, the Local Libations Lounge will be back open in Buffalo Court (near the old Herbergers), grab a scavenger hunt from our info booth to complete, and the Young Maker's Market will be open (near Stride Rite hallway) to shop 5 young makers and their products. The Oh Happy Day Lounge will also be open to stop in to chill and color in, too!
10am: SWAG BAGS are back but different!
The first 2 purchases at each of our 69 Fest maker booths Saturday morning will get a free swag bag of vendor coupons and swag! A total of 140 swag bags are available and 3 will have a "Golden Ticket" - a $25 coupon to redeem at any one maker's booth during the Fest! Limit 1 swag bag per attendee.
10am-noon: Drop-in Button Making with Handpicked Goods in Oh Happy Day Lounge
All ages can drop-in to the Oh Happy Day Lounge next to T-Mobile from 10am-noon to make a button with Handpicked Goods!
10:30am: Gelli Printing with the Plains Art Museum (kids ages 8-12)
Kids ages 8-12 can join the Plains Art Museum to layer colors and textures to make one-of-a-kind pieces of art. They will leave this class with some beautiful prints that can be used for cards or postcards AND a recipe to make their own gelli plate at home. (max 20 participants, free - sponsored by the Plains Art Museum!). Workshop Room #2 (near Hot Topic, across from Forever 21).
11am: We Can Make That Notecard with Inking Workshop (all ages)
With Chelly of We Can Make That you'll use plain white flowers and ink them to match, creating a cute notecard you can send to spread kindness and joy! (max 20 participants, free!). Workshop Room #1 (Best Buy side down the Roger Maris Museum hallway and across from Essentia Pharmacy).
11:30am: Tufting Demo In-studio with Bridget Solsaa
Drop into APT Studios near Best Buy to watch a tufting demo by Bridget Solsaa!
12pm: Animal Portraits with the Plains Art Museum (kids ages 6-12)
Kids ages 6-12 will start with an egg-carton nose and create a portrait of their favorite animal, real or imagined using oil pastels. They will create a frame to hang on their wall like a real portrait! (max 20 participants, free - sponsored by the Plains Art Museum!). Workshop Room #2 (near Hot Topic, across from Forever 21).
12:30pm: Lucky Bamboo with Baker Garden & Gift (teen/adult)
With Baker Garden & Gift you'll learn about lucky bamboo's taxonomy, bamboo's native environment, care instructions, and how to use it in feng shui decor. Bring your own mason jar to fill during this class! (max 20 participants, free - sponsored by Baker Garden & Gift!). Workshop Room #1 (Best Buy side down the Roger Maris Museum hallway and across from Essentia Pharmacy).
1pm: Drop-in Screen Printing with Yellow Chair Press (all ages)
Come have some inky fun and learn a little about screen printing with Jenny Junker from Yellow Chair Press in Studio 18 in APT Studios (near Best Buy). All ages welcome! Print yourself a super rad screen printed paper poster to take home to remember the amazing time you had at the 2022 Unglued Craft Fest. (while supplies last, free!)
1:30pm: Stab Bookbinding with the Plains Art Museum (adult)
Stab Binding Workshop: Learn about the age-old art of Japanese stab bookbinding. Participants in the class will learn basic structures and variations of the Japanese stab bind and will create a one-of-a-kind notebook, sketchbook or journal. (max 20 participants, free - sponsored by the Plains Art Museum!). Workshop Room #2 (near Hot Topic, across from Forever 21).
2pm: Mini Spring Wreaths with Crooked Lane Farm (teen/adult)
Come hang out with the amazing folks from Crooked Lane Farm to learn their tips and tricks for creating a mini wreath ready for spring time! (max 20 participants, free - sponsored by Crooked Lane Farm!). Workshop Room #1 (Best Buy side down the Roger Maris Museum hallway and across from Essentia Pharmacy).
3pm: Cookie Decorating with Jen's Bakery (kids - ages 5 and under will need a guardian to help)
Kids can drop by to decorate a cookie with Jen's Bakery! They'll choose from sprinkles galore and try out some pastry bags to be the decorator of their dreams. All ages of kids are welcome - for kids ages 5 and under a guardian will need to stay to help them create their cookie! (max 20 participants, free!). Workshop Room #2 (near Hot Topic, across from Forever 21).
3:30pm: Mini Barn Quilts with Crooked Lane Farm (teen/adult)
Barn quilts are painted, bold public art that celebrate farm and family life. They can be found on barns and buildings and offer a splash of color to any yard, door, or room. You'll create a mini barn quilt with Crooked Lane Farm & learn more about the history in this workshop. (max 20 participants, free - sponsored by Crooked Lane Farm!). Workshop Room #1 (Best Buy side down the Roger Maris Museum hallway and across from Essentia Pharmacy).
4:30pm: Embroidery with Måske (teen/adult)
Start your evening off chill with Steph of Måske and take on the basics of embroidery. You'll create with a small hoop you'll take home and choose from a variety of little designs that Steph will bring to use! (max 20 participants, free!). Workshop Room #2 (near Hot Topic, across from Forever 21).
2022 Fest Vendors
Local Libations Lounge
The Local Libations Lounge will be open during both Fri & Sat of the Fest in Buffalo Court!
Young Makers Market
The Young Makers Market will be open Saturday of the Fest 10am-6pm with 5 makers!
Sunny River Craft Co.
APT Studio Artists
Stop by Aptitude Studios in the Mall down near Best Buy for all their in-studio artists & makers who will be open during the Fest!
Studio #1 - Christina Johnson/Chaos Kitten Studio
Studio #2 - Ashley Kunz
Studio #3 - Mark Elton/Bibliotrek
Studio #5 - Tim Lamey Studios
Studio #7 - Isaiah Johns Fine Art
Studio #9 - Dandelions & Dice/Nicole Nistler
Studio #9 - Caw & Claw/Steph Norton
Studio #13 - SOLSAA/Bridge Solsaa
Studio #14 - Nancy Baier/Riverbend Studio
Studio #16 - Fermie Studios/Tara Fermoyle
Studio #18 - Yellow Chair Press/Jenny Junker
Studio #19 - Eric Johnson/Big Oak Press
Common space inside Aptitude - KJ Makes