Berkley Couple to Exhibit at Detroit Urban Craft Fair
"It's so inspiring, all the people and the community feel," says Reware Vintage owner Bethany Nixon, who will participate in the sixth annual event at the Masonic Temple in Detroit along with her husband Dan Nixon, who co-owns Einfach skateboard company.
A Berkley couple will be among the dozens of vendors participating in the Detroit Urban Craft Fair this weekend at the Masonic Temple in Detroit.
The sixth annual juried event Saturday and Sunday celebrates indie artists and, new for this year, craft food vendors. Among the wares for sale will be jewelry, art, candles, soaps, clothing, accessories and more.
"The Detroit Urban Craft Fair’s mission is to elevate handmade goods as an alternative to mass-produced items, support and elevate small craft business by providing a place for them to sell during the busy holiday shopping season, and raise awareness of handmade craft," according to the event's website.
Two of those small businesses belong to husband and wife duo Dan and Bethany Nixon, the latter of whom is a member of Detroit Urban Craft Fair organizer Handmade Detroit.
"We'll be next to each with our 6-month-old baby boy," she said of the pair's neighboring booths at the fair.
"I make jewelry and notebooks out of vintage albums," said Bethany Nixon, whose company is called Reware Vintage.
Her hubby and his partner Josh Weston, who lives in South Carolina, run skateboard company Einfach.
"Anything you could want, they could put on a skateboard," Bethany Nixon said of Einfach, which makes skateboards and longboards with original and custom designs. "(Weston) is flying up with his family for the Detroit Urban Craft Fair."
Weston and Nixon also sell their boards at Naka in Ferndale, Bethany Nixon said.
"I know it sounds cheesy, but the Detroit Urban Craft Fair is one of our favorite weekends of the year. It truly is Christmas," she said. "It's so inspiring, all the people and the community feel. We love it."
If you go
When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Where: Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St., Detroit, MI 48201
Why go: Support local artists while you pick up unique holiday gifts for the whole family.
Cost: Admission is $1; kids 12 and younger get in free.
What else: Visit the Detroit Urban Craft Fair website for more information.