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How to Become a Jackalope

As we gain momentum I am sure the question has come up of what exactly is Jackalope Arts?  The Jackalope is a mysterious and mythical creature, but lets take a second and shed some light on our Jackalope.

Let us be the first to tell you that the mission of Jackalope Arts is to create a 2 day shopping destination bringing the community together and featuring 200+ local artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts, with an emphasis on quality artistry.  

Our tagline? A Community meets Artisan Event

The Jackalope Arts Experience: We want you to meet the maker behind the one of a kind indie goods that you will find at the Jackalope Art & Craft Fair. Our first round of Jackalopes will feature at our inaugural event on April 25th and 26th at Central Park within Old Town Pasadena

Who are the Jackalope Artists? They are the artisans and crafters who think out of the box and provide trendsetting handmade quality goods that you can’t find anywhere else. Things you will find at the Jackalope Art & Craft Fair may include:

  • Clothing- for adults, kids and maybe even your dog!

  • Accessories-Jewelry, handbags and backpacks, leather goods, wallets, shoes, aprons, hair accessories, eyewear, scarf’s and other cozy accents, neckties, cuff links and more

  • Art-Ceramics and Pottery, Woodworking, Illustration, Mixed Media, Photography, Fiber Art, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and other Paper Goods including bookmarks, calendars, cards, gift wrap, journals, stationary and beyond

  • Home Goods- Home décor and house wares such as unique furniture, lighting, terrariums, candles, blankets, vases, clocks, coasters, frames, & rugs

  • Bath and Beauty-Bath and Shower products, Lip Balm, Lotion, Skin Care etc.

Please bear in mind that this is not a comprehensive list and we are open to other handmade creations!

Does this intrigue you? There are several different options for booth rentals at our fairs, please visit the Vendor Info Page for details. We encourage everyone to submit and we look forward to hearing from you!

XOXO The Jackalope Team :)

Spice up your Fall Decor

It’s official - fall is coming. Although you may not be able to tell with the LA weather, one trip to Starbucks may tell you otherwise. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are in full force and we couldn’t be happier! Moving into fall also gives you the excuse to spice up your home decor. We searched Etsy and Pinterest for the new trends that will set your home up for the holidays without breaking the bank! One thing we noticed right away is that “rustic” décor is not going anywhere. Everything from pallet tables and benches, to the small things like twig candleholders and wooden clocks-rustic décor is in full effect.

Shout out to ButternutWoods on Etsy for this awesome clock and his other Rustic elements! 

A lot of local artisans are also getting into this trend and even using wood as a canvas. There are plenty of DIY projects for the artist inside if you want to take a few pointers from the professionals and roll up your sleeves!

What we like most about the rustic appearance is the fact that you can easily transition your décor from fall and Thanksgiving into the winter season and the Holidays. Whether you decorate with orange, red and yellow or transition into red, green and white-pumpkins and snow alike will be the perfect addition. However don’t feel you have to stay within the traditional color scheme-this year, spice things up and go for more jewel tones, such as Teal! And remember if you have a strict budget, something small (like these cute pumpkins) can do the trick!  

What Jackalope Arts recommends? Remember to support and celebrate the local artistry and hit up your local holiday markets and fairs and see what the local artists are working on for fall!