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Weekend Rewind: Fresno Handmade Bazaar FTW!


Maybe now people won’t question Devoya Mayo and her ideas.

This weekend’s Fresno Handmade Bazaar at Fulton 55 was a big success. It was an idea that Mayo wanted to start in 2007, but couldn’t get any love from the local scene.

Five years later, with the help of her Soulflower Group cohorts and crafty local ladies like Alexa Westerfield, the bazaar became the most-attended event at Fulton 55. It brought more than 800 people through the doors on Saturday afternoon to shop for handmade goods made by local folks.

You can read more about it on The Swell Life, which is Westerfield’s blog.

We just figured this warranted a little follow-up to celebrate the can-do attitude and craftiness of Fresnans. I think it’s worth re-posting this quote from Mayo that I used at the end of my Friday column: “If you want to have something different, think about it and make it happen.”

[photo: Alexa Westerfield / The Swell Life]

Responses to "Weekend Rewind: Fresno Handmade Bazaar FTW!"

Had a blast at the Bazaar! So many cool items, I wish I had more money . . . But I did get a few things and I was an early bird, so I also got a great swag bag! Thanks again to Devoya and SoulFlower!

pk says:

Wanted to go… time!
Go Crafters!!!

JJJJ says:

Saw the line in the way to the open house at the pacific tower, was wondering what kind of concert was held at noon. Line was huge. There was also something going on at the baseball stadium, and all the open house venues were well attended. Lots of people walking around.

Kirsten says:

I wish that it was a venue where children were allowed. I wasn’t able to go because I couldn’t leave the kids at home. I think you should do these often!

This sounds so great! I wasn’t able to participate but would love to be a part next time!