Crafty Bastards seeking your crafty, errr ... kid


Artist Jennifer Strunge makes Cotton Monsters, a Crafty Bastards staple. This year, the alt-craft festival is expanding to include crafts created by young artists, and it’s looking for submissions. (Dayna Smith for The Washington Post)

Crafty Bastards, the giant quirky-craft fair held every fall in Adams Morgan, is launching a youth area called Young & Crafty. If your kid makes a mean friendship bracelet, can knit up a storm, has a way with a soldering iron — or just produced as much work as Basquiat during this year’s summer art camp — you can apply for one of 28 spots set aside for children ages 9 to 18. (Adult crafters go through the same intense judging process, which is why the goods at the annual festival are so uniformly cool.)

One catch: There’s a $10 application fee for the Oct. 1 festival (the deadline is Aug. 8). If your child is picked, you’ll have to cough up an additional $65 fee for the table and tent, etc., though you keep the cash from all sales.

But the education he or she will get in entre­pre­neur­ship and marketing? That, you can’t put a price on.

Lavanya Ramanathan is a features reporter for Style.

goingoutguide

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read

goingoutguide

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters