We brought Pepe on our adventure. I have another dog, Missy, but she doesn't do well in large crowds. Pepe had a blast meeting other dogs. This event is semi dog friendly. It is crowded, so keep an eye on your dog.
This is my 3rd year attending the Renegade Craft Fair. I missed last year. Two years ago they had it located at LA Historic Park near Chinatown. This year they had it Downtown at Grand Park. Personally, I liked the Chinatown location better because it was easier to find parking. Also it was bigger and shops were spaced out more. There was also plenty of places to lounge. The Downtown location feels very squished. I didn't have room to visit every shop, which was unfortunate.
The shop that I immediately noticed when I walked into the festival was Odd Fauna. The monsters are so cute. I was eyeing the print called Little Sproutling. It reminds me a lot of my own transformation.
One of my favorite shops is Steppie, which I found out is owned by an old high school friends girlfriend. I haven't seen him in 10 years. We live in such a small world. I absolutely love the cute panda. You can tell she has put a lot of hardwork and love into her shop. She has one of the best displays at Renegade. Future crafters take note.
Another shop that caught my eye was Janie XY. I want Don Diego the Fox. He is absolutely adorable. Any child, or adult, would love these dolls as a gift. Hint Hint Bennie.
I always buy a journal from Ex Libris Anonymous. They upcycle old books and make them into journals. I like that they use sturdy white paper without lines. I use them to jot down notes and ideas I have through out the day. It is also a really neat gift.
They had a row of food trucks. Also sprinkles of ice cream vendors through out the fair.
They will be having a craft fair in December, so check out their website for updates.
Grand Park 227 N Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012