Okay, I’ve got to say, I’m just learning about these art shows, fairs, conferences, etc. but I feel super excited when I look at the Unique LA website (stateofunique.com). Unique LA is held four times a year (February, May, July, December) and according to their website, “is the only event out there that focuses on and features modern, curated, Made-in-America goods.” (Though, to be fair, you could look at that sentence and see that it says “focuses on”). Anywho, I’d absolutely love to go and see what’s there, what people are making! Of course, I would also really like to have my own booth there! I’m pretty sure my art/goods would fit in with the ‘unique’ stuff there.
Just being able to go and look around sounds really exciting. It’d be nice to see what people are buying, what’s already being done, what’s something I’d like to try doing. The website says there are also (with the price of admission [$10]) free workshops and crafts. Sweet! Looking at the photos on Unique LA’s site, it looks like there are a lot of monsters, sugar skulls, mushrooms, native/tribal stuff and other trendy things I like (man, I hate liking stuff that other people like–which I think is also trendy :P ). And food!! Ah! Imagine having a cold drink, a hot cheese-y burger and walking around checking out everyone’s super cool stuff (sounds heavenly to me!). And might I add: IN LA! One of my favorite cities!
As I said, this awesome thing is going on four times a year! With LA being so close to Phoenix, I’m already trying to figure out a way to work a trip into my schedule/budget.
Let me know if you’ve gone and what it was like!