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Crafting Up Fun: Renegade Craft Fair Returns to L.A.'s State Historic Park

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Summer is a time for county fairs and music, food, and film festivals, but Renegade Craft Fair has crafted a different approach to outdoor fun.

The 4th Annual Renegade Craft Fair, which began in Chicago and has reached major cities from San Francisco to Brooklyn and even London, will come to L.A.’s State Historic Park on July 28 and 29. The free-to-attend event will be open from 11am to 7pm each day and will offer craft enthusiasts and attendees the chance to peruse the works of indie craft makers, participate in interactive workshops, listen to free music from KXLU DJs, and indulge with food trucks and drinks.

Organizers of the fair selected more than 200 independent, DIY artists, crafters, and local businesses who will offer a vast array of handmade goods. Think original artwork, jewelry and accessories, fabrics and clothing, posters and prints. Check out the complete list of participating artists here.

Attendees can also learn to make their own zine with L.A. Zine Fest, channel their inner Ron Swanson by learning woodworking with Side Street, and snap a few photos in the Magnolia Photo Booth. The Urban Craft Center will offer needle-felting workshops out of their mobile craft RV.

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Those looking for a full-time companion to craft with can also learn how to pick up a furry friend at the booth set up by Second Acts, a non-profit organization that distributes donations to organizations with a no-kill policy.