Wanderings 2024: A Self-Guided Art Experience

Dear Handmade Life and Craftcation Conference are excited to bring back Wanderings at Craftcation 2024! This exciting self-guided art experience will take place Friday, April 5, 2024 at 8:00pm following Iron Craft.


There are two ways to experience Wanderings:
1. Host a Wanderings experience in your hotel room at the Marriott
2. Visit participating Wanderings experiences


Wanderings Hosts turn their hotel rooms into fun and exciting experiences. We’ve seen everything from communal craft projects, dance parties, signature cocktail tastings, costume photo booths, podcast recording sessions, fundraisers and even a temporary tattoo parlor complete with Craftcation-centric tattoo designs (still a fan favorite) and so much more.

Be creative!! You could create a special drink or snack to show off your culinary skills, present a craft tutorial, walk your guests through a skill building session, do a magic trick, build a pillow fort. The sky is your oyster! You know what I mean!

Each Wanderings experience will be voted on and a winner will be chosen and announced at our Closing Ceremony on Sunday, April 7, 2024.. The winning host(s) will receive FREE registration to Craftcation 2025 (with a maximum of 2 tickets per Wanderings room experience)!

If you’d like to host but can’t quite nail down an experience idea or just need some help finalizing your idea, let us know – we are here for help and/or guidance. PLEASE NOTE: This is not an opportunity to turn your room into a pop-up shop. This is meant to be an experience, service or activity for your guests to enjoy (ex: tattoo parlor, tarot reading, massage, aura reading, make and take craft, photo booth, communal art project, etc).

To become a Wanderings Host, click the button at the bottom of this page to submit an application. Applications are open February 1 – 20, 2024. We will review all proposals and let you know by email if your experience was selected. Decision emails will be sent out by February 24, 2024.


After all of the proposals have been approved, we will put together our now famous Wanderings Passport. Use this passport to…. you guessed it….. wander.

Start at the top and work your way down. Start at the front and work your way back. It’s all up to you! You create your own route. Just be sure to get a stamp from each room on your Wanderings Passport! Because….. Sunday morning we will draw the name one person who completes their Wanderings Passport to win FREE registration to Craftcation 2025!

  • I agree to provide all materials, supplies, etc. to host my Wanderings experience.
  • I understand that the Wanderings experience is not meant to be a pop-up shop but a way to engage with my fellow attendees by offering an experience, service or activity to be conducted in my hotel room at the Marriott.
  • I understand that the hotel is open to the public and it is my responsibility to make sure that my experience does not disturb those who are staying in the rooms around me.
  • I agree to abide by hotel rules of conduct during the Wanderings experience.
  • I agree to keep my Wanderings experience open during the hours of 7:30pm – 9:30pm on Friday, April 21, 2023.
  • I confirm that everyone staying in my room has given permission to host this Wanderings Experience

APPLICATIONS: February 1 - 29, 2024