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Beatrice Valenzuela and Rachel Craven founded the Echo Park Craft Fair in 2009. They visualized a space that would showcase and nurture the talented artisans, designers and craftspeople that live in their inspired neighborhood on the eastside of Los Angeles. Originally held in Valenzuela’s backyard, the Echo Park Craft Fair has grown into a popular bi-annual arts and design event, now held at the historic 5,000 square foot Mark Sennett studios in Silverlake, CA.

The Echo Park Craft Fair was founded nearly a decade ago by friends Beatrice Valenzuela and Rachel Craven, working artists and mothers, seeking to create a space to connect with their local creative community.

As the Fair has evolved, alongside what is now a global Makers Movement, the core values and intentions have remained the same – to provide a vibrant gathering place for a circle of artists to commune, share and inspire. The goal of these bi-annual celebrations is nothing less than a shared catharsis, a moment where talented creatives are not only able showcase amazing new work, but also to motivate, encourage and care for one another.

The world has changed greatly since Valenzuela and Craven’s idea was first born ten years ago. More than ever, there is a desire for art, beauty and most of all, community.

Now hosting thousands of visitors and featuring artists from around the globe, The Echo Park Craft Fair remains a one-of-a-kind movement for us to unite in positivity, support and celebration.

ABOUT THE ECHO PARK CRAFT FAIR

The Echo Park Craft Fair is a 2-day art and design event in Silverlake, California, featuring work by over 120 artists and drawing thousands of guests. The Fair has become a pioneering showcase for the thriving Makers Movement. Featuring a meticulous curation of work from some of the finest artists in America, the Fair celebrates innovators creating in a vast array of mediums – from ceramics to jewelry, perfumery to clothing design, woodworking to fabric art.

Founded at the cusp of what is now a global trend toward the support of the handcrafted and locally sourced, The Echo Park Craft Fair has evolved, over nearly a decade, from a backyard pop-up, to a vast community gathering. Seven years after its inception, the Fair draws influencers and tastemakers, as well as national and international retail buyers, magazine editors and stylists –all of whom flock to the market to source products, ignite ideas and fuel creative inspiration.

Hosting thousands over the course of a highly anticipated 2-day event, the Fair draws style icons, celebrities and trendsetters, a creative-minded, discerning crowd who cull inspiration from the careful curation of vendors and vibrant communal atmosphere.

Expanding far beyond from its beginnings as an intimate backyard gathering, The Echo Park Craft Fair now occupies the entirety of the legendary Mack Sennett Studios in Los Angeles, spreading across two massive soundstages and occupying an entire block just outside the historic venue. Featuring not only the best artists working in beauty, crafts and design, the Fair now offers delicious artisan foods and coffees from the finest local eateries, snacks and drinks from Moon Juice, a specialty cocktail bar hosted by The Spare Room, and eclectic music curated by renowned Dublab DJs.

“As the Fair grows it’s important to remember what it’s all about – we’re women and artists who are supporting each other, validating each other’s vision, laughing, creating and struggling together. No matter where it all goes, how much it grows – it has to remain about that sense of community and fostering a greater sense of beauty in the world.”
– EPCF Co-Founder Rachel Craven

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THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING!! See you May 11 & 12 ! Mother’s Day weekend !

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DEAR EPCF COMMUNITY, how cute is this! AGAIN THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING!!! We love the dads! We are truly grateful to DJ Lil Meow Meow @djlilmeowmeow for making the epic 8hr Echo Park Craft Fair @spotify playlist we pumped all weekend throughout every room in #EPCF!! She blessed us with the sounds of funk, soul and disco mostly from South America and Africa. We LOVED watching everyone (especially the kids!) dance dance dance to the tunes. Thank you @djlilmeowmeow for taking time away from throwing the best parties in beautiful #Asheville, North Carolina to craft this most excellent Echo Park Craft Fair Playlist on @spotify (link in bio). Listen to chase away weekday blues and to remind yourself that we are One Nation Under a Groove! #echoparkcraftfair #echoparkcraftfaircommunity
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THANK YOU for Joining us at EPCF! Thank you for celebrating the joy of art, beauty, and community. We would like to thank our team at Mack Sennett- Erin Leary @macksennettstudios and our EPCF Family - Jessica Hundley @jesshundley , Ali Hitchcoff, Tobias Hayduk @tobias_indi , Margaret Gallagher @margaretgallagherart , Marlena Rijn @marlena.rijn and Debbie Bean @debbie.bean As well as all our incredible door staff and security team! Thank you “As the Fair expands it’s important to remember what it’s all about – we’re women, artists and mothers who are supporting each other, validating each other’s vision, creating and struggling together. No matter where it all goes, how much it grows – it has to remain about that sense of community and fostering a greater sense of beauty in the world.” Xoxoxo Beatrice & Rachel #echoparkcraftfair #echoparkcraftfaircommunity Photo by Taka @taka_nonakahill SEE YOU MAY 11 & 12 !
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THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING!!! Wow! What a weekend!! We are so grateful to DJ Lil Meow Meow @djlilmeowmeow for making the epic 8hr Echo Park Craft Fair @spotify playlist we pumped all weekend throughout every room in #EPCF!! She blessed us with the sounds of funk, soul and disco mostly from South America and Africa. We LOVED watching everyone (especially the kids!) dance dance dance to the tunes. Thank you @djlilmeowmeow for taking time away from throwing the best parties in beautiful #Asheville, North Carolina to craft this most excellent Echo Park Craft Fair Playlist on @spotify (link in bio). Listen to chase away the Monday blues and to remind yourself that we are One Nation Under a Groove! #echoparkcraftfair #echoparkcraftfaircommunity
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THE BAR OPENS AT NOON! It’s your last day to try a @thecocktailcook cocktail or one of @helenswines. We’ve got a SPARKLING Pinot Noir blend and a beautiful Riesling to choose from. . HUGE THANKS TO ASHES & DIAMONDS for providing the wine selection for our Preview Party! It was so much fun! . Located at the gateway of Napa Valley along its main artery, Highway 29, Ashes & Diamonds Winery is a love letter to Napa Valley as it was when it took the world stage in the 1960s, revealing itself as a geological wonderland capable of world-class wines. In homage to this golden era and its pioneers, winemakers Steve Matthiasson and Diana Snowden Seysses, with proprietor Kashy Khaledi, adhere to an ethos of light-handed winemaking and transparency of terroir as a guiding light for all of the wines they produce—a Burgundian approach to Bordeaux varietals. . All photos by @taka_nonakahill . #echoparkcraftfair #echoparkcraftfaircommunity
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It’s a BEAUTIFUL DAY in Silverlake!! Alejandra’s blue corn Quesadillas!!! ITS THE FINAL DAY OF OUR HOLIDAY 2018 FAIR! WE’RE OPEN 10-6!! ⭐️Be sure to check out our NEW EXPANDED EPCF CONNECTION located @sijcc ⭐️An expansive outdoor area, located just a half a block away from the main location, the EPCF Connection features a fresh curation of family goods, ceramics and homewares, to name a few. The focus, as always, remains on encouraging a vibrant communal spirit, as artists gather to share their work and inspire- not only the thousands of guests who flock to the bi-annual event- but each other as well. “It’s very exciting to have the opportunity to give women of color, like myself, a place to have our creative voices heard.” Beatrice Valenzuela @beatricevalenzuela #echoparkcraftfair #echoparkcraftfaircommunity #epcfconnection Photo by Taka @taka_nonakahill OUR EPCF CONNECTION LINEUP: @from_anchovy @byboyandgirl @shopmercimilo @misha_and_puff @theheygang @brookesboswell @tumbleweedtienda @plantaebar @oat_bakery @jenisicecreams @sugar_candy_mountain @ulivskincare @maison_bisous @maaari_co @shoparq @alexcrane @jennypennywood @carolinezhurley @gara_skincare @sheltered.co @lovesakurabloom @rudyjudeco @makersmess
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Alejandra’s blue corn Quesadillas!!! ITS THE FINAL DAY OF OUR HOLIDAY 2018 FAIR! WE’RE OPEN 10-6!! ⭐️Be sure to check out our NEW EXPANDED EPCF CONNECTION located @sijcc ⭐️An expansive outdoor area, located just a half a block away from the main location, the EPCF Connection features a fresh curation of family goods, ceramics and homewares, to name a few. The focus, as always, remains on encouraging a vibrant communal spirit, as artists gather to share their work and inspire- not only the thousands of guests who flock to the bi-annual event- but each other as well. “It’s very exciting to have the opportunity to give women of color, like myself, a place to have our creative voices heard.” Beatrice Valenzuela @beatricevalenzuela #echoparkcraftfair #echoparkcraftfaircommunity #epcfconnection Photo by Taka @taka_nonakahill OUR EPCF CONNECTION LINEUP: @from_anchovy @byboyandgirl @shopmercimilo @misha_and_puff @theheygang @brookesboswell @tumbleweedtienda @plantaebar @oat_bakery @jenisicecreams @sugar_candy_mountain @ulivskincare @maison_bisous @maaari_co @shoparq @alexcrane @jennypennywood @carolinezhurley @gara_skincare @sheltered.co @lovesakurabloom @rudyjudeco @makersmess
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ITS THE FINAL DAY OF OUR HOLIDAY 2018 FAIR! COME JOIN US! WE’RE OPEN 10-6!! ⭐️Be sure to check out our NEW EXPANDED EPCF CONNECTION located @sijcc ⭐️An expansive outdoor area, located just a half a block away from the main location, the EPCF Connection features a fresh curation of family goods, ceramics and homewares, to name a few. The focus, as always, remains on encouraging a vibrant communal spirit, as artists gather to share their work and inspire- not only the thousands of guests who flock to the bi-annual event- but each other as well. “It’s very exciting to have the opportunity to give women of color, like myself, a place to have our creative voices heard.” Beatrice Valenzuela @beatricevalenzuela #echoparkcraftfair #echoparkcraftfaircommunity #epcfconnection Photo by Taka @taka_nonakahill OUR EPCF CONNECTION LINEUP: @from_anchovy @byboyandgirl @shopmercimilo @misha_and_puff @theheygang @brookesboswell @tumbleweedtienda @plantaebar @oat_bakery @jenisicecreams @sugar_candy_mountain @ulivskincare @maison_bisous @maaari_co @shoparq @alexcrane @jennypennywood @carolinezhurley @gara_skincare @sheltered.co @lovesakurabloom @rudyjudeco @makersmess
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Wow what a day! THANK YOU! WE LOVE OUR COMMUNITY! Thank you all for coming today!!! We open at 10 tomorrow!! @macksennettstudios @sijcc VISIT our NEW EPCF CONNECTION located across the street form Mack Sennet at The Silverlake Jewish Community Center @sijcc Thank you Skandia Shafer @skandia for the beautiful photos! We love seeing guests pictures of our event!! #echoparkcraftfaircommunity #echoparkcraftfair ITS THE FINAL DAY OF OUR HOLIDAY 2018 FAIR! WE’RE OPEN 10-6!! ⭐️Be sure to check out our NEW EXPANDED EPCF CONNECTION located @sijcc ⭐️An expansive outdoor area, located just a half a block away from the main location, the EPCF Connection features a fresh curation of family goods, ceramics and homewares, to name a few. The focus, as always, remains on encouraging a vibrant communal spirit, as artists gather to share their work and inspire- not only the thousands of guests who flock to the bi-annual event- but each other as well. “It’s very exciting to have the opportunity to give women of color, like myself, a place to have our creative voices heard.” Beatrice Valenzuela @beatricevalenzuela #echoparkcraftfair #echoparkcraftfaircommunity #epcfconnection OUR EPCF CONNECTION LINEUP: @from_anchovy @byboyandgirl @shopmercimilo @misha_and_puff @theheygang @brookesboswell @tumbleweedtienda @plantaebar @oat_bakery @jenisicecreams @sugar_candy_mountain @ulivskincare @maison_bisous @maaari_co @shoparq @alexcrane @jennypennywood @carolinezhurley @gara_skincare @sheltered.co @lovesakurabloom @rudyjudeco @makersmess
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Visit our bar quick! @thecocktailcook is shaking up Mezcal, Hibiscus, honey, rose, ginger, lime Chile salt rim. Yummmmm. @helenswines @madremezcal #echoparkcraftfair #echoparkcraftfaircommunity
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Echo Park Craft Fair founder Rachel Craven shot by @laaapavi . @rachelcraventextiles garments are designed and made locally, striving to be ethical and sustainable in every aspect of her production practices. Crafted at a fair-trade-certified, women-run sewing shop on the LA river. . Come shop the brand new RCT jumpsuits and wide leg pants as well as her gorgeous seasonal velvet and wool luxury pieces. All weekend at the Holiday 2018 Echo Park Craft Fair! #echoparkcraftfair #echoparkcraftfaircommunity
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WE OPEN AT 10am! December 8 & 9 December, 9, 2018 will mark the Echo Park Craft Fair’s most exciting and inclusive event yet, as co-founders and curators Beatrice Valenzuela and Rachel Craven welcome over 25 new artists to the premiere of the EPCF CONNECTION. An expansive outdoor area, located just a half block away from the main location, the EPCF Connection will feature a fresh curation of family goods, ceramics and homewares. The focus, as always, remains on encouraging a vibrant communal spirit, as artists gather to share their work and inspire - not only the thousands of guests who flock to the bi-annual event – but each other as well. “It’s very exciting to have the opportunity to give women of color, like myself, a place to have our creative voices heard. The Echo Park Craft Fair goal is to continue to offer artists of color a safe creative space. This mission is most imperative for the strength of our community,” says Beatrice Valenzuela, co-founder of Echo Park Craft Fair #echoparkcraftfair #echoparkcraftfaircommunity #womenmakers #shopsmall WREATH BY @mooncanyon ❤️❤️❤️ Photo by Taka @taka_nonakahill
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Echo Park Craft Fair founder Beatrice Valenzuela shot by @laaapavi. @beatricevalenzuela ‘s line is inspired by the light and colors of both her native Mexico and her adopted hometown of Los Angeles. Forms are organic, flowing, feminine; shades are vivid and deep and drawn from the natural world- the sun blaze orange of the mango, the flawless blue of the California sky. . Come shop the Brujería Collection all weekend at the Holiday 2018 Echo Park Craft Fair! . #echoparkcraftfair #echoparkcraftfaircommunity
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