Patchwork Show
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Local craft and food makers, live music, and community
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Patchwork Show is Dear Handmade Life’s bi-annual, makers festival showcasing local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks and indie music. All Patchwork shows are free to attend and family friendly. Vendors are selected through a jury process and feature clothing for men, women & kids, handbags, accessories, jewelry, art, ceramics, garden finds, home goods, plushies, crochet & knit items, pet gear, kits & patterns, bath & body goodies and more! Patchwork Show is a rain or shine event.

Spring 2015 Shows:

Oakland, California

October 24, 2015 – Jack London Square – Water St @ Broadway – Oakland, California – 11-5pm

Long Beach, California

November 15, 2015 – Marine Stadium – Appian Way @ Bayshore – Long Beach, California – 11-5pm

Santa Ana, California

November 29, 2015 – Downtown – 2nd at Sycamore Street – Santa Ana, California – 11-5pm

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