Monday, September 14, 2015

Vendors Needed for 2015 Fall Pop Up Markets

To celebrate the 10th year of Craftacular, we're holding two Fall pop up markets.  We're popping up at Champion Brewery on Sunday October 18th and in Scottsville at the Pavilion on Sunday November 15th.

Vendor applications are open now for the Fall markets and will close at midnight on September 16th. Visit the Cville Craftacular page on Facebook to apply!

Stay tuned for more details about our crafty line up and the upcoming holiday market in December!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Rosalba Couture

Rosalba Valentino is a fabric and clothing artist who creates one-of-a-kind fashion and accessories that offer a unique artistic approach to style with an emphasis on combining creatively sources materials.  New, vintage, and sustainable goods are always in rotation in her pieces.  She has been creating art of various kinds since childhood and continued that through her studies at Virginia Commonwealth University before diving into business for herself.  She encourages people to consider that handmade means patience and attention to detail, where value increases with workmanship... there's a look and a quality you cannot get from an assembly line.

Quotes of Note & Girls Day Out

Quotes of Note

Quotes and design have been a part of Julia Tolbert's life for as long as she can remember.  What started as a hobby for her when she was a little girl has now turned into a business for this full-time U.Va. student.  These handpainted canvases make great holiday gifts.  Choose one of her favorite quotes or have her design one from one of yours!

Girls Day Out

Girls Day Out began in 2002 when designer and artist Amy Schilling began hand crafting fun, unique accessories for her two daughters.  Since early childhood, Amy has dabbled in the world of design on many levels.  Having children of her own allows her to keep her focus on the fashion forward girls in our lives, both big and little.  Over the years her business has grown and taken many new directions.  Her designs have been sought after around the globe.  Using only the finest materials, each piece is made by hand, one at a time, in her home studio in Culpeper, VA.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Love where you're going. Love where you're from!
That's the concept of Grid+Love, a locally run design business by Sarah Courtney, as she creates her prints and notecards with special maps of US & International Cities as well as U.S. colleges and universities.  

A first time participant at Craftacular, come check out Grid+Love to get your special maps for all of your special memories.

UVA print

and Charlottesville notecards


Cary Oliva of ByCary is another returning long standing participant of the Holiday Craftacular! She will be at the 9th annual Holiday Craftacular showcasing her custom and affordable unique goods for everyday life.  As one of the founding participants of the show, Cary has gone from setting up in her home to setting up at CitySpace with lots of other artists and crafters and is excited to be a part of the group.

Come shop with her for functional and sustainable art to give as gifts this holiday season!
Check out her 2015 calendars or marble coasters and trivets...and don't forget to ask her about custom work!

Coasters with vintage images

and sustainable water bottles

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lindsey Mears

Lindsey is a long time participant in Craftacular.  This year she brings you her beautiful leather goods.  Lindsey says, "All my leather goods are made without a sewing machine. I use hand tools like a knife, awl and needles to create my bracelets and satchels from start to finish. My slow crafting, especially of the bags, lets me take time to secure each stitch and detail, to make high quality, timeless pieces."  Her work is unique and beautiful!